Brooke Fraser

Kiwi singer/songwriter Brooke Fraser hit it big in her native New Zealand at the age of 20, where her first album What to Do with Daylight went seven times platinum. Fraser’s second album, 2006’s Albertine, was named after a young child she met in war-ravaged Rwanda and gained her more notoriety stateside. The sentiment is nice and she toured the album heavily, but to make it outside her home country, Fraser simply needs great folk-pop songs. On Flags, released in October, they’re in abundance (“Something in the Water,” “Ice on Her Lashes”). While she surely won’t conquer America overnight, many are onto Fraser, whose future looks as bright as ever. With Sam Bradley. BRYDEN MCGRATH

Wed., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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