Texas country artists are notoriously parochial, fiercely repping their home state’s slightly rougher variation on the Nashville sound. But, this weekend, some of the best come to New York to celebrate their home state’s “Independence Day” with a few Yankee fans and Southern transplants.
Tonight, three of the state’s biggest acts — Casey Donahew Band, Reckless Kelly, and Kevin Fowler — arrive to play the hits (“Small Town Love,” “Every Step of the Way,” “How Country Are Ya?,” respectively) that you’d otherwise have to purchase a plane ticket to hear. Splurge for a two-day pass and you can return tomorrow for Randy Rogers, best known these days for an early duet with fellow Texan Kacey Musgraves, and Wade Bowen, an artist whose last two hits, “Saturday Night” and “Songs About Trucks,” were both more contemplative than their titles suggest.
Fri., Feb. 28, 8 p.m., 2014