Tonight in live music: Emmylou Harris, Robin Trower & more

Concerts this Wed., Nov. 12

Hump Day, yay! A rather intriguing lineup of concerts on tap this Wed., Nov. 12. Check it out below...


Emmylou Harris Her sweetly drawling intones have been soaring for four decades and over 27 albums of country and folk music, and her talents have appeared on LPs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson and more recently, Conor Oberst, Beck and Elvis Costello. Her last studio outing, 2013’s Old Yellow Moon, found her singing duets with former Hot Band member Rodney Crowell and hit No. 4 on the Country charts, not to mention earning Harris her 13th Grammy for “Best Americana Album.” (Tampa Theatre, Tampa)

The Green Gallows with Meghann Wright & the Wrongs, JT Brown A three-pack bill of twang led by New York alt country-folk rock group The Green Gallows, their sounds a combination of whiskey-drenched foot-stomping scorchers and sensitive waltzing balladry. Brooklyn-area singer-songwriter Meghann Wright wields an acoustic guitar, velvety vocals and occasional whistles while Tampa’s own JT Brown has been serving up spacey soulful folk music and recording a new solo LP while taking a break from fronting The Groves. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)

Primus and the Chocolate Factory The weirdo alt rock-funk act brings their Willy Wonka album and tour to Clearwater. Read my review of said rad-ass album and get more info on the show right here. Can't wait to see what they do with this thing in a live setting, since the last Primus-Hall show (in 2011) was pretty righteous all on its own. Best of the Bay-award worthy, even. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

Robin Trower with Sean Chambers UK axe great Robin Trower has been Fender slinging and singing hard charred blues rock for the better part of five decades, coming up in the ‘60s with Protocol Harem, then venturing out on to do guitar face on his own. He’s issued something like 19 albums including last year’s Roots and Branches. You likely don’t know anything by him unless you’re already a fan, but if you dig the whole Cream-Jimi Hendrix-power trio ‘70s-style grind, he’s got that plus some modern sonic tricks up his sleeve, too. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)

Rod Picott Since his break-up with wife and one-time collaborative partner Amanda Shires, Rod Picott has returned to his mode of solo road warrior and made the most of his single status with a new album, this year’s Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail. He’s described its blend of alt country, folk and Americana as “love songs for the broken-hearted and work songs for the unemployed.” (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)

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