Brandon Thomas de la Cruz is a folkie who brings a pleasing lushness to the stage. His trembling warble, sung at whisper level, calls Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst to mind—and like Bright Eyes, de la Cruz's music features eclectic instrumentation. Hammond organs whine along with twangy guitars and banjos, bringing together disparate elements from jazz to bluegrass. Catch him this weekend as the musician plays the Night Owl, an intimate coffee house in Fullerton.
Fri., June 8, 10 p.m., 2012