makes country music that sounds like it came down from the hills more than a half-century ago. Buzzing with banjos, fiddles, and a rustic sense that home is where the heart is, Young's songs bleed Americana. With her exemplary band, Little Sadie, Young crafts tunes on her second album, The Art of Virtue
, which sound like a thematic set piece even when she's doing covers like the traditional "Bonaparte's Retreat/My Love Is in America" or the Grateful Dead's "Brokedown Palace." With alt-country guitarist extraordinaire Will Kimbrough as her co-pilot, Young steers The Art of Virtue
into territory mined by O Brother, Where Art Thou?
half a decade ago but mostly forgotten since. This is folk music in the most traditional sense, made by an artist who has dust in her veins.
Sun., April 9, 8 p.m.