Jamey Johnson w/Chris Hennessee
Jamey Johnson made an abrupt exit from the Ryman stage last year after playing just an hour’s worth of Hank Cochran classics and uttering a few surly words. More than a few people have been wondering what he’s been up to since — besides, you know, smoking. He’s shown up for a handful of efforts he cares about this year: He contributed his visceral vocals to an Alabama tribute album, performed at the Tootsies Orchid Lounge birthday bash, and played the four-hour-plus Bridgestone show honoring the late George Jones — with no less than Megadeth as his backing band. But other than that and some touring, it’s a mystery what the most gifted, tradition-steeped singer-songwriter of his generation has been up to. In an online Rolling Stoneinterview early this year, Johnson warned not to expect new music from him anytime soon. But judging from a review of a recent New Orleans show where he interpreted pre-’60s country and gospel standards in addition to drawing from his standard-setting albums, going off-script can have advantages for his audience.
Thu, Dec 5 | 8:00 PM
Marathon Music Works
$30 ADV / $35 DOS
18 and over