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At 19, Jake Bugg displays charm and chops

As the lights went down at the nearly sold-out House of Blues on Saturday, Robert Johnson's 1936 Delta blues “Cross Roads” came up, and 19-year-old Jake Bugg ambled onto the darkened stage with his two bandmates, greeted by shrieks from all sides.

With his fetching mop top and boyish charm, this JB comes off like the anti-pop Justin Beiber, reviving rock ’n’ roll as sincere but sexy folk music for the long-tailed digital age.

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