Barron has just released his latest CD, The Traveler. (It's been called his "most personal, most accomplished record ever released.") Today he'll be joined onstage by his Traveler sidemen, Japanese bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and Cuban drummer Francisco Mela. Whether he's playing mournful ballads, sensitive love songs or verve-infused classics, Barron has proved that when he's at the keyboard, the ivories are always in the hands of a master. 8 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas. For information, call 713-524-5050 or visit www.dacamera.com. $30 to $50.
Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m., 2008