American singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman is known for his fine guitar playing, his clever and edgy lyrics, and a remarkable voice that has earned comparisons to such artists as Nina Simone and Bill Withers. “What a voice Bhi Bhiman has, full-bodied and brawny but delicate” (New York Times). His most recent album, Rhythm & Reason, explores the immigrant experience and the politics of race. The American-born son of Tamil parents, he says that “[M]y sense of place is not limited to my county or my state. I have family spread across the globe which has informed my perspective as a songwriter.” His stylish covers of classic songs make excellent companions to his originals, and Bhi is equally comfortable performing at Bonnaroo, at Carnegie Hall — or on a Lotus stage.
Saturday, Sept. 26
First Christian Church, 6:45-7:30pm
First Christian Church, 7:45-8:30pm