When: Wed., April 24, 8:30 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis doesn’t play the guitar. She plays the harp — specifically, a grand pedal harp that dwarfs the Rochester, N.Y., artist. Though her emotionally charged, folk-tinged rock tunes find good company with fellow indie artists such as Lady Lamb or Margaret Glaspy, Davis’ instrument of choice adds an atavistic quality to her tunes that’s not usually present in most contemporary music. Her debut album, Delivery, features glowing harmonies, new-wave synths and a fearless inquisitiveness about the world at large. Davis performs on Wednesday, April 24, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Local musician Nicole Nelson opens.