After spending his early career as a backing musician for artists such as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Dave Heumann set off on his own in the early part of the decade to release “Long Live the Well-Doer” in 2004, his first completed under the moniker Arbouretum. Eventually solidifying a backing lineup of his own, Heumann and Arbouretum have spent the past number of years delving into folk's rustic darkness, often delivering the kind of minor-chord melancholy that shuffles its aimless nature walks with weary, grunge fuzz and acid-jam solos. On the road in support of his latest album, “Song of the Pearl,” Arbouretum is scheduled to perform at Gallery5 on Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. $8.
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