Will Shooter Jennings share songs from his forthcoming “Bocephus album” when he plays Ybor City?

Lisa Bouchelle opens the June 29 show at The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing.

click to enlarge Shooter Jennings, who plays The Attic at Rock Brothers in Ybor City, Florida on June 28, 2018. - Jimmy Fontaine
Jimmy Fontaine
Shooter Jennings, who plays The Attic at Rock Brothers in Ybor City, Florida on June 28, 2018.

Shooter Jennings isn’t exactly a fortune teller, but listening to the 39-year-old songwriter’s 2009 album, Black Ribbons, is pretty eerie. On it, Jennings, who is the son of country music legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, presents a dystopian view of an America in which an authoritarian government limits free speech (“They’ll try to turn me against you, so, divided, we’ll turn to them,” is how one lyric from album highlight “Wake Up” goes). He arrives for this intimate listening room gig as part of the run-up to a honky-tonkin’ new album, Shooter, which is his first LP since a 2016 Giorgio Moroder tribute album. Jennings has described the work, due on August 10, as his “Bocephus album,” and finds him reunited with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb, who was at the board when Jennings was working on his debut, Put the ‘O’ Back in Country.

Shooter Jennings w/Lisa Bouchelle, Fri. June 28, 7 p.m. The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, 1510 E 8th Ave, Ybor City).ticketfly.com

See even more of the Tampa Bay live music lineup by visting cltampa.com/musicweek every Thursday morning.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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