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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

One Hell of a Ride (Columbia/Legacy)

The selections on Willie Nelson’s four-disc career retrospective support everything we suspected: With few exceptions, the material he recorded in Nashville in the 1960s was undistinguished, assembly-line work. It was only when he broke away from country conventions and headed south to Austin, Texas, with the ’70s . . .
Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Bradley Center - 7:30 p.m.

It’s not exactly shooting a man in Reno just to watch him die, but country singer Troy Gentry, of the hit-making country duo Montgomery Gentry, improperly tagged a bear he’d shot on a private reserve as if it’d been killed in the wild—a surprisingly serious crime that set him back $15,000 in fines. The mis-tagging debacle . . .
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Master American songwriter Tom Russell plays an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall tonight. Over the past quarter century, Russell has recorded nearly 20 folk and country albums, many of them ambitious, most of them dark and haunting. His latest, Wounded Heart of America, is something of a concept album. It compiles . . .
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

Carrie Rodriguez, who headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Pabst Theater tonight, received a emphatic endorsement in the New York Times last year from roots hero Lucinda Williams, which was curious since Rodriguez’s twang-laden, chicken-fried songs bear no traces of Williams’ subtlety and depth. Much better is . . .
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

After a long career as a country chanteuse, Iris DeMent has found a rather cozy niche in her collaborations with country-folk legend John Prine. At her 8 p.m. concert tonight at Shank Hall with members of Prine’s band, DeMent will play material from her solo works as well as a number of tracks . . .

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