Naim Amor plays live at the Raven

Courtesy photo

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Tucson-based artist Naim Amor brings a bit of Parisian soul to the Raven Café, Thursday, Jan. 22.

Playing melancholy music filled with wistful, soft instrumentation and his identifiable smoky accent, the French transplant identifies deeply contrasting elements such as the Sex Pistols and Rachmaninoff, and had Calexico's Joey Burns play guitar on his last album, "Exanguine."

In addition to three solo albums, Amor released two albums with the Amor Belhorn duo, a series of instrumental albums, and recorded several collaborations including Devotchka, Marie Frank, Howe Gelb, Calexico, Pieta Brown, Neko Case, John Convertino, Marianne Dissard. And Fracoiz Breut.

Music starts at 8 p.m., with Portland's Musee Mecanique.