Elvis Costello to Play The Ryman June 16

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One artist we can always count on showing an annual allegiance to Nashville is Elvis Costello. Last week, we told you about Costello's forthcoming record Secret, Profane & Sugarcane--recorded with T Bone Burnett over a three-day Nashville session. Today he announced a June 16 appearance at The Ryman, during which he'll be backed by a new group of imposters called The Sugarcanes. The band features Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Douglas, Jeff Taylor, Mike Compton, Stuart Duncan & Dennis Crouch.

I've seen Costello--or as I call him, The Quentin Tarantino of rock--in various live incarnations and have never been disappointed. The man's voice has aged like wine. I'm sure the $35.50-$50.50 tickets, which go on sale this Friday, Apr. 3 at 10 a.m. here, will be worth it.

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