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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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