Tonight: Larry Cordle @ Station Inn


Sure, Cordle’s known for his songwriting—he’s got a discography of cuts a mile long, and last year’s Took Up and Put Down doesn’t disappoint in the songwriting department either. But he’s also a truly gifted bluegrass and country singer. Against the bluesy picking of Lonesome Standard Time, the urgent, grizzled edged of his voice cuts through and strikes true. Took Up treads a path between reverence for those who’ve passed (no reprisals of his notorious “Murder on Music Row” here—just heartfelt memorials to folks like late country singer Keith Whitley), Southern-style defiance (Travis Tritt trades lines on a version of the boastful “Rough Around the Edges” that’s a little more relaxed than the full-tilt roadhouse boogie Tritt recorded a decade ago) and blues (it’s not for nothing that the word “blues” appears in two song titles). 9 p.m. at Station Inn —JEWLY HIGHT

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