When: Tue., Feb. 14, 9 p.m. 2017
Meg Duffy spent the last several years performing as a touring guitarist with indie darlings Kevin Morby and Mega Bog. As Hand Habits, her solo project, she crafts intimate bedroom recordings that reveal both her strength and vulnerability. There’s confidence in songs such as the shoe-gaze strummer, “All the While,” in which she sings, “And when I get too heavy / Cut the line / Set me free.” Yet Duffy’s vocalizations are raw and occasionally falter, which makes her seem beautifully precarious. Her new full-length album, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void), drops on February 10. Sway along with Hand Habits on Tuesday, February 14, at the Monkey House in Winooski. John Andrews & the Yawns and locals Paper Castles open.