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MusicfestNW: Justin Townes Earle, Hiss Golden Messenger 

When: Wed., Sept. 4, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: $25
Wednesday's lineup at the Aladdin will show what North Carolina can do to a man. The headliner is Justin Townes Earle, who shed his throwback-twang thing last year with the release of Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, a sublime soul album recorded in the Appalachian hippie-haven of Asheville, North Carolina. Opening the evening will be Hiss Golden Messenger, led by songwriter MC Taylor of Durham, North Carolina, the trucker-capped godhead of the region's burgeoning cosmic Americana scene. Along with longtime collaborator Scott Hirsch and an all-star cast of pickin'-wizard friends, Taylor has released a slew of excellent records in recent years, culminating with Haw in April. For lack of better words, Haw is darn near perfect, an adventurous amble through low-key country-rock, front-porch folk, sleepy '70s pop, Southern soul, and spiritual imagery that'll make you want to pack up your necessities and take a pilgrimage to the Piedmont. BEN SALMON

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