A mirror reflects customers as they come and go on the stairs at Lulu’s Downstairs in Manitou Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock).

With thought-provoking lyrics and a deep, grainy voice, John Moreland has been a rising star in the alt-country movement, whose fans prefer old folk over today's pop. On Jan. 31, he's set to serenade Lulu's Downstairs, 107 Manitou Ave. Tickets $20 on Eventbrite. — Seth Boster

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