For no other reason than that notorious age, Laurie Greenwell will probably hold her breath for a year the day Jake Bugg turns 27. To have so much unique talent so young, a la Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse, puts one on the watch list for the tragic 27 Club (accidentally founded from 1969 to 1971 by Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison).
But that ominous birthday won’t come for eight years and, who knows, Bugg could be the British John Mayer by then. Those guys live forever.
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Bugg in Austin
In what’s sure to be one of the most jam-packed stages at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Jake Bugg plays the medium-size Austin Ventures stage at 5 p.m. Friday and Oct. 11. He’ll also play a short KGSR radio set at Threadgill’s at 11 a.m. Friday for $5 cover.