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R.Lum.R talks about early days in Bradenton, playing ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and more

Reggie Williams is the latest Tampa Bay-bred artist to hit the big time.

As R.Lum.R — pronounced "R. Lamar," as in Williams' first initial and middle name — he's a rising star in the trendy genre of indie-alternative R&B. Dubbed an artist to watch by Rolling Stone and NPR, he's played on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he's a a streaming sensation on services like Spotify, and his fall tour sold out shows in major markets.

On Friday at Crowbar, R.Lum.R, 27, will play his first quasi-hometown gig since this success. He's so excited about coming back home that he's getting custom T-shirts printed up for the occasion.

"I wanted to do a thing that was kind of special for Florida, because that's where I came up, and that's where I was raised," said R.Lum.R, 27. "It makes sense to share that success with the place that you came from."

Click here for details on Friday's show. And for more of our interview with R.Lum.R, click here.

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