The son of novelist Larry McMurtry, singer-songwriter James McMurtry
has inherited his father's gift for storytelling; the eye for detail and the ear for wordplay common to his Americana tunes are literary to the core. He's paired here with the Bottle Rockets
, contemporaries of Uncle Tupelo and the Jayhawks in the early '90s Midwestern alt-country scene.
James McMurtry, with the Bottle Rockets. Wednesday, July 3, at Knuckleheads Saloon, $20.