He’s performed with living legends like Gilberto Gil, collaborated with indie stars like Devendra Banhart and Adam Green, and brought soulful, samba-flavored trop pop from his native Rio de Janeiro to the U.S. and beyond. But singer-songwriter Rodrigo Amarante is perhaps his mesmerizing best when it’s just him and an acoustic guitar, strumming stripped-down versions of his melancholy tunes. One of the masterminds behind Brazilian band Los Hermanos and a founding member of samba supergroup Orquestra Imperial, Amarante broke out of the Brazilian market in 2008, forming the critically acclaimed trio Little Joy alongside friends Binki Shapiro and Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Now the Rio-born troubadour brings his folksy tunes to Seattle’s The Triple Door. Opening is Indian-American singer-songwriter Vikesh Kapoor.