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The Wrights CD Release Show


You expect consistency in a set of home-made recordings that feature little more than a guitar or two and a voice or two, but if consistency's all you get, it's probably not enough to keep you coming back. So chalk one up for The Wrights, whose spare In The Summertime serves up a set of covers from sources that range from Mississippi John Hurt and Leadbelly to Morphine by way of Roger Miller, Del McCoury and Tim Carroll. Highlights include a wisely brief, almost surly "punk"-influenced take on the Carter Family's "Single Girl, Married Girl" and a reading of Stuart Hamblen's "Open Up Your Heart (And Let The Sunshine In)" that has just the right amount of sugar. Really, there's not a clunker in the self-released bunch--and it's a given that Adam and Shannon can dish them out onstage in the same way.
Thu., Aug. 14, 7 p.m., 2008

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