Thursday, March 21, 2013

Springing into the weekend

Spring officially began yesterday.  However, beyond a catchy blog post title it has nothing to do with this post.

Three solid touring acts hit the Aladdin, Alberta Rose, and Crystal Ballroom tonight.  At the Aladdin, it's venerable British blues rock from Wishbone Ash, performing their classic recording Argus. Rock on! ... 8 pm, $35

At the Crystal, it's Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band. Having earned a ton of respect for his songwriting over the past decade, Ritter is currently touring to support his critically acclaimed new recording, The Beast In Its Tracks. Lake Street Dive opens ...8 pm, $30

And at the Alberta Rose, it's one of my favorite songwriters, Tom Russell. An artist, storyteller, and consummate performer, Russell is entertaining and thought provoking with beautifully crafted songs that explore character, story, and inner and outer experience.  Simply one of the best. And he is accompanied by the fine Portland-based guitarist, Thad Beckman! ... 8 pm, $28

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