SETH WALKER, MAY 28, 2014, SPACE in EVANSTON, ILL.

Having seen Walker as an opening act, I was well aware of his power as a singer and guitarist. This show, where he was augmented with a bassist and drummer, was a transcending moment. He played most of the cuts from his 2014 release Sky Still Blue, making his hollow-bodied electric soar. Walker is an effective storyteller, able to draw the listener in with his lyrics and slide the knife in with his playing. Truly, I hope there are “more days like this.”