Concert preview: Esme Patterson

Joel Oliphint

Boulder, Colorado, native Esme Patterson helped found Denver's Paper Bird, a folk collective that found regional success about 10 year ago. But a solo career has allowed Patterson to spread her wings beyond Paper Bird's folksy origins, as she now incorporates grittier bits of indie-rock and pop into her songwriting, which is all the better for it. Her 2016 album, We Were Wild, is proof. (Safe bet)

Ace of Cups

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20

2619 N. High St., Old North

Esme Patterson