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Lucy Dacus is a young singer/songwriter who likes old songs

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Lucy Dacus, one of the biggest indie-rock artists of 2018, this year released her versions of songs by Edith Piaf, Bruce Springsteen and Phil Collins.
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Lucy Dacus had a banner year in 2018.

Credit for this goes to the gifted Virginia singer-songwriter’s justly acclaimed second album, “Historian,” and to boygenius, the trio she co-founded with fellow troubadours Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker.

This year, Dacus, 24, launched “2019,” a series of one-off singles whose releases have been timed to coincide with Mother’s Day, Independence Day, Bruce Springsteen’s Sept. 23rd birthday, Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

The first “2019" single, which came out prior to Valentine’s Day, was Dacus’ version of the Edith Piaf classic “La Vie en Rose,” sung in both French and English (with a snappy dance beat added behind the English verses).

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Her latest single, timed for Halloween, is her version of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight.” All of Dacus’ 2019 singles will be featured on her “2019" EP, which will be released Nov. 3.

Lucy Dacus, with Liza Anne and Sun June: 8 p.m. Monday. Belly Up, 143 South Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $18-$20 (general admission), $32 (reserved loft seating); must be 21 or older to attend. (858) 481-8140. bellyup.com


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