The week in music, from Morningbird rock to folk pop singer-songwriter Anne Heaton
After forming in 2013, Boston-based indie rock band Morningbird released a self-titled EP in 2015 and a full-length album, “Only Believe In Love,” last year. Morningbird’s sound blends classic rock influences with a traditional alt-rock sound like Death Cab For Cutie and The Killers.
Tuesday: Jason Anick & The Swingers
All-ages show at 8:30 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Free.
Jason Anick & The Swingers – a Tuesday night regular at The Burren – bring an interesting sound that fans of jazz and Irish folk are sure to appreciate. Anick is a masterful jazz violin and mandolin player with remarkable improvisational skills.
Wednesday: Dan Mills
Singer-songwriter Dan Mills brings a beautiful, low-dynamic sound rooted in folk and Americana and fusing elements of Jason Isbell, Brett Dennen and Amos Lee.
Thursday: Dwight & Nicole
21-plus show at 10 p.m. at Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St., East Cambridge. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $20 at the door.
This up-and-coming duo deliver a laid-back sound based in soul, jazz and blues. Driven by Dwight Ritcher’s punchy jazz guitar licks and duet vocals showcasing Nicole Nelson’s power and range, Dwight & Nicole present a truly unique sound.
Friday: Joe Louis Walker
Joe Louis Walker is one of the most revered blues artists in music today. Known for his powerful vocals and emotive guitar work, JLW boasts an illustrious career that includes collaborations with high-profile artists such as the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters. Louis Walker has also been recording solo material and touring since 1986. His latest release, “Everybody Wants a Piece,” combines elements influences spanning blues, rock, soul and gospel.
Saturday: Anne Heaton
Singer-songwriter Anne Heaton’s honest lyricism, dexterous piano skills and pretty vocals make Saturday’s show at Club Passim a can’t-miss. Heaton’s vocals are comparable to Jenny Lewis and Dar Williams, and her often care-free, easygoing songwriting is akin to pop singers Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles.