When: Fri., Sept. 22, 8:30 p.m. 2017
Burlington expat Avi Salloway — of the defunct local duo Avi & Celia and, later, Hey Mama — now fronts the globally minded Boston-area indie-rock band Billy Wylder. Subtle hints of world music color the group’s plaintive folk and country-rock, an influence that Salloway comes by honestly. He toured extensively with Tuareg guitarist Bombino and is an ambassador for Heartbeat, a nonprofit organization that aims to build bridges between Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians. Salloway is also noted for his work with grassroots advocacy organization 350 Vermont. Catch Billy Wylder on Friday, September 22, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Locals Big Night Band open.