Not sure why guitarist Shawn Persinger took the name of a legendary Christian king who ruled among the heathens in the East as his nom de stage. So why don't you ask him? Accompanied by his equally virtuosic mandolin-picking sidekick, David Miller, Persinger blends prog, bluegrass, classical, jazz, country, whatever into an entertaining slipstream stew with lots of amusing between-song chatter.
Tue., May 24, 8 p.m., 2011
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