Passenger / Kate Earl

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Thursday / December 6, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street

2012 has been a landmark year for the Brighton (UK)-born troubadour Mike Rosenberg (a.k.a Passenger). With his unique blend of the humorous and the heartbreaking, Rosenberg has won the hearts and minds of audiences around the world, performing live and selling out venues across the U.K., Europe, Australia, and most recently with Ed Sheeran in the U.S. and Canada. In December this year, due to extremely popular demand, Passenger returns to North America for a very exclusive run of shows at intimate venues. The tour will roll into Boston’s CafĂ© 939, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, LA, and San Francisco.

Not long ago, Kate Earl was living in tiny Chugiak, Alaska, nursing the dream to lead a musician’s life in between shifts at her parents’ small-town gas station. She now re-emerges with a flourish on Stronger, her debut for Downtown Records and an album sure to end up one of the year’s most assured. The album’s sound, a rootsy brand of all-American pop-rock, recalls classic works by some of the west coast singers Earl’s older brothers listened to, such as Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, and Joni Mitchell.

$13, general admission