If “Chicken Fried,” a life-is-good ode to cold beers on Friday night and pairs of jeans that fit just right, established bluegrass-influenced country rockers the Zac Brown Band as the perfect group for summer, “Colder Weather,” a ballad about a ramblin’ man and the woman he couldn’t help leave behind, suggested that they could also make music that would hold up after the leaves had fallen. This year, their album Uncaged includes flip-flopping island songs (“Island Song,” for one) and melancholic ballads (“Goodbye in Her Eyes” is climbing up the charts), both of which should be getting play many seasons into the future.

Sat., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 14, 2012

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