Nathan Jurries, a one-man band, jumps seamlessly between folk, alternative and pop in his music. Each of his songs is unique in sound, yet grounded with keyboard, acoustic guitar and Jurries' upbeat voice. He first discovered his interest for piano at age six, and quickly followed up his passion for music by learning to play the guitar. His first solo album, Gap Year, features six songs that gives voice to his quirky style and his optimism that his songs can brighten the darker days. His song, "Be a Man," pairs staccato sounds with lyrics looking at masculinity and expressing emotion. "To the Forest" has a folksy feel, matching with Jurries' clear voice, creating an enchanting quality. Upbeat and poppy, with a sweet message, "Dumplings" easily charms listeners. Jurries' captivating lyrics and energetic acoustics will instantly entice at his Aug. 12 performance at High Note Cafe.
7 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe, 225 N. Fifth St., Boise, facebook.com/highnotecafe.