Boomerang. “I’m gonna make this count, but I know how the story folds.” You can hear the loneliness with each strum of her guitar, which blends folk simplicity, pop yearning and countrified heartache into a timelessly evocative form of Americana. Williams is that rare singer who got her start busking on the streets at the likes of the Third Street Promenade and somehow ended up with a record deal. Her songs on Boomerang range from the string-laden grandeur of “Angeles Crest” and the girl-group melodrama of “Anything Worth Saving” to the Fleetwood Mac–style pop of “Fool’s Gold” and the torch ballad “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.” Tonight, she opens for Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin.
“When I fall, it’s like a love song,” Chelsea Williams sings on “Lonely Girl,” from her album