Listening to Son Little brings to mind the soul music of the early 1970s, but with a modern twist. Take “Cross My Heart,” a song partially inspired by the death of Trayvon Martin, which layers bluesy guitar licks with sleek drum lines and soft hip hop beats. Here he is performing a stripped-down acoustic version at last year’s Pickathon.

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