Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, Nov. 22, Neurolux 

Blues, roots and folk music are identifiable as American sounds, but that doesn't mean they're exclusive to Americans. And though Holly Golightly's twangy, tangy blues and soul music sounds as though it bubbled up from the American South (where, incidentally, Golightly recently purchased a house and plot of land), her music is quite based in her English roots.

"It's folk music; it all came from church music. I don't think it's exclusive to America," Golightly said in her smoky accent. "European folk music and European hymns came into play when this music was germinating."

Golightly and regular collaborator Lawyer Dave are currently on tour in support of their second album, Dirt Don't Hurt, a washboard gospel and folk collection that Golightly described as "tongue-in-cheek." A few people have told her the songs don't seem like they go together, but she likes the whole picture they create. "There's some different sounding [songs] that, from what I can gather, people don't think quite really fit," Golightly said. "And then there are traditional songs. It's quite a nice mixture and sounds quite well if you hear it from start to finish. And it's interesting, which I find important."

This will be Golightly's first Boise performance.

Saturday, Nov. 22, with Delany Davidson, 9 p.m., $8 advance, $10 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886.

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