This self-described "urban hillbilly" survived a harsh North Carolina childhood to become one of the country's hard-core honky-tonkers most deserving of wider recognition. His 2008 album Working Songs for the Drinking Class was simply terrific, and his new Cowbilly seals the deal with songs like loser anthem "When I Get Paid" and "A Hot Woman & a Cold Beer."
Sat., April 12, 10 p.m., 2014
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