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Jonathan Richman @The Wormhole

JONATHAN RICHMAN is a national treasure, and we’re very lucky that he’s taken a liking to Savannah.

As founder of The Modern Lovers, Richman set the course for punk rock and indie music. Without The Modern Lovers’ quintessential blend of rock ‘n’ roll and childlike naivety, there surely wouldn’t be any Violent Femmes, any They Might Be Giants; Richman shifted music culture in the 1970s and continues to do so through his solo acoustic career.

With a cult following that’s as loyal as ever, the now-64-year-old Richman can produce the most enchanting of love songs, sweet observations, and bemused reflections. From tributes to painters (“he loved color and he let it show” he simply admires of Vincent Van Gogh) to appreciating a woman’s natural hair (“Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild”), you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Richman is joined by Tommy Larkins on drums.

Wednesday, October 28, 9 p.m., $9-$25