JUDITH OWEN, MAY 2014, SPACE in EVANSTON, ILL.

Who’s Judith Owen, and why is she so good? I’d heard of the singer-songwriter before, but was captivated by her 2014 release Ebb and Flow. On this night, it was just Judith, bass legend Leland Sklar (who also contributed vocals) and percussionist Pedro Segundro — yet they played every song from the new release, drawing in the audience and never letting us go.