Guitarist and singer Micah Brown does have a bit of Jack Johnson’s surfer-friendly, laid-back, roots-y style, but he can also fire off a wildly intimidating blast of dexterous finger-picking that could fit right in at a Stoneman family bluegrass picnic. Securing last year’s Best Live Acoustic performer at the Orange County Music Awards was acknowledgement of Brown’s technique and charisma both, and his Down Like Hail EP (released around the same time) presents Brown’s musical winningness in depth and detail. A new full-length is on deck for 2012, but for now he’s camping out every Monday in March at the Observatory’s Constellation room.
Mondays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 5. Continues through March 26, 2012