EARLVILLE – Hailing from Philadelphia, singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines brings his unique urban pop sound to the Earlville Opera House at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Prior to the show, Gaines will conduct a “Meet & Greet” in the intimate Barge Canal Coffee Company with a question-and-answer session from 5 to 6 pm. The Barge is on 37 Lebanon St. in Hamilton.
Rolling Stone magazine says Gaines “takes his lyrical cues from English songwriters such as Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, and Peter Gabriel. His songs fuse personal, introspective lyrics with shimmering pop/rock melodies.” The Boston Globe declared that “Gaines’ soulful, wounded vocals make a case for his being one of pop’s finest singers ... an artist that deserves far more attention than some of his more hyped, yet less talented peers.”