The comeback story of English folk musician Vashti Bunyan is a celebrated one with good reason. It’s not often a girl pens a forgotten classic during a horse and cart pilgrimage to visit Donovan and then makes a critically acclaimed comeback album thirty-five years later, championed by the likes of Animal Collective, Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. “Lookaftering,” Bunyan’s second album, doesn’t need this back story to recommend itself, though; her near perfect voice and composer Max Richter’s production are more than enough for that. Anyone who has ever mourned Nick Drake’s early death will love it, especially the final track “Wayward Hum,” which is exactly what it sounds like: raw and simple, if British hippie folk ever could be called raw. This is her first U.S. tour ever and those who are looking for encouragement that the spirit of the sixties hasn’t been completely desecrated by jam bands won’t want to miss it. (Tom Lynch)
September 11 at Lakeshore Theater.