Music Around Town

Dwight Yoakam/Logan Brill

When: Thu., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. 2016

One of the granddaddy outlaws of honky tonk, Dwight Yoakam has built a formidable songwriting career. He’s won several Grammys and Americana Music Awards (along with plenty of nominations), and he’s notched a number of television and film roles. Last year, he dropped Second Hand Heart, his 14th studio album. This is vintage Yoakam here, the sort of anti-establishment songwriting drenched in whiskey and pock-marked with bruises. “She” paints a picture of an emotional gulf between lovers (“She won’t show / Every place her heart goes / She’ll just let you / Wonder, guess, and suppose…”). The airy acoustic chords flourish atop Yoakam’s bummed-out drawl. And beyond the stereo, Yoakam is a world-class performer. (Eric Sandy)

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