Françoiz Breut

The Cherbourg chanteuse Françoiz Breut began her musical career as a backup singer for her then-boyfriend, the songwriter Dominique A, but has since emerged from his shadow as an influential Nouvelle Chanson artist in her own right. Since 1997, Breut has released four lovely solo albums, the standout being her most recent, 2008’s smoky and sultry À l’aveuglette (“At Random”). There are resonant piano melodies and rattling percussions; Breut’s bright vocals inevitably recall Françoise Hardy, but her musing, moody delivery is often compared to Nick Cave or Leonard Cohen. With Marianne Dissard. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sun., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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