There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Young, gifted, and white, Memphis resident Branan can’t rid himself of either troublesome dames or the long shadows of his forebears. But why would he want to? The nervy brat writes a song called “Jolene,” falls in love at “Skateland South,” and folds time and Tennessee into criminally melodic folk-pop. —Arion Berger