Friday, July 10, 2009

Music Menu (07/10/09): Buckwheat Zydeco, Truckstop Preachers

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Buckwheat Zydeco Front man Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. is celebrating the band's 30th anniversary with a tour and new album, Lay Your Burden Down. The accordian-friendly zydeco is sure to get feet moving, but I have to give an honest warning – you never know how long it will last live. I caught the band in Chapel Hill a few years ago and it took 40 minutes to play just three songs. Just as the crowd was finally getting warmed up and their feet moving, the show was over. Yep, just three songs and 40 minutes. Hopefully, he'll stick around a little longer this time. Visulite Theatre (Jeff Hahne)

Truckstop Preachers The Preachers boast enough countrified charm and respect for their elders (Hank Sr., Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens) that, were someone to pull a Resistol down over your eyes – and perhaps pour a couple-three Lone Stars down your gullet – you could conceivably believe you were at one of Willie Nelson's old hell-bent-for-Spanish-leather Fourth of July Picnics. And fireworks they got: Singer Nate Palmer, boasting the best Carolina country voice this side of the Two Dollar Pistols' John Howie Jr., is worth the price of admission by his lonesome. Double Door Inn (Timothy C. Davis)

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