When she got around to ["It Is What It Is"] on Thursday night, the third in her set at the Highline Ballroom, she didn’t seem especially drained. She delivered it with matter-of-factness, almost a shrug. People are damaged, no need to make a scene about it.
That was the theme Ms. Musgraves kept returning to during this too-short but authoritative set at One Night in... New York City, an annual benefit by the gossipmonger Perez Hilton for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
Ms. Musgraves has a smallish but tenacious voice, and her songs are wordy and thick, with no fat whatsoever.
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(Photo credit: Jon Caramanica) 10/19/2012