Baby Jane Dexter


If you want to hear the woman who was Crystal Bowersox long before American Idol, here’s your chance. Dexter is reprising her show “The Real World” for the very real reason that the accompanying CD is in release. Between songs, her booming delivery switches to stream-of-consciousness patter that could have you slapping your thighs in delight. Why she hasn’t long since gone national is still a major musical mystery, although it’s never too late. Usually, Ross Patterson keeps tabs at the piano.

Fri., July 8, 7 p.m.; Sat., July 9, 7 p.m.; Fri., July 15, 7 p.m.; Sat., July 16, 7 p.m., 2011