Dwight Yoakam w/The Lone Bellow***SOLD OUT***

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

By now, Dwight Yoakam’s mixture of Bakersfield country and British Invasion rock seems like its own genre — the singer sounded in control on last year’s full-length 3 Pears. The Kentucky native specializes in sleek formalism that displays a glamorous sheen, as on the 3 Pears track “Missing Heart,” a brisk foray into folk-country. Meanwhile, “Trying” is a rocker that reminds me of something off Marshall Crenshaw’s country-flavored Downtown, while “A Heart Like Mine” — one of the record’s two collaborations with Beck — is a tip of the cowboy hat to The Rolling Stones circa 12x5. For all his syncretism, Yoakam knows how to turn country tropes to his own purpose: “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke” will satisfy any of your lingering honky-tonk urges. 3 Pears stands tall with Yoakam’s pioneering late-’80s work — here’s a country singer who really knows how to exploit glamour’s false allure.

—Edd Hurt

Fri, Apr 12 | 8:00 PM
Ryman Auditorium
$40.00 - $60.00
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Dwight Yoakam

Pikeville KY  |  Country

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