Jon Shain & Bill Newton
The fine North Carolina singer-songwriter has hella acoustic guitar chops marinated in swing, ragtime, and Piedmont blues. A former improv-rocker with the band Flying Mice, Shain delivers a wonderful set of vintage-sounding tunes inspired by the new recessionary South on his latest album, Times Right Now; it also includes chestnuts such as "Careless Love" and more than a hint of Randy Newman. His harmonica-blowing pal Bill Newton joins him.
Thu., Aug. 12, 8 p.m., 2010
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