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Justin Townes Earle, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Caitlin Rose 

When: Wed., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $20
It's a bill made in outlaw-twang heaven: Justin Townes Earle (offspring of Steve Earle and a fine singer/songwriter in his own right) and Jason Isbell (former ace songwriter/guitarist for Drive-By Truckers and now frontman of his own crackerjack band, the 400 Unit). Earle has had the more tumultuous personal life of the two, having been kicked out of his dad's band and entering rehab after an arrest a year ago, but his music is smoother and sweeter than Isbell's, who's found a ragged place where Southern rock and whiskey-soaked country share their grievances. Isbell's latest, Here We Rest, is a flawless coalescence of the expert songwriting chops he's been wielding for years. To top it all off, relative newcomer Caitlin Rose opens up the show with her vital update of Nashville country. If you've ever had a twang in your heart, this is the only place you need to be tonight. NED LANNAMANN

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