North Carolina singer-songwriter Brett Harris croons classic pop, and coaxes it mature, mellow, and inviting. Whether solo or as part of his band, Harris' vocal musings and hooky guitar melodies are at the fore. Out earlier this month, "Up In the Air" is his junior album. He wraps any hard edges in a soft optimism, invoking a sound that's both patient and thoughtful.
Brett Harris plays Friday, April 1, at SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo. 7 p.m. Free. brettharrismusic.com.