With Rayland Baxter. 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838 or www.fitzlivemusic.com.
Having performed with the likes of Cake, the Avett Brothers, The Violent Femmes, Lucero, Drive-By Truckers and The Low Anthem, singer/songwriter Langhorne Slim kicks off 2012 with the continuation of his long touring schedule in support of 2009's Be Set Free. Blending folk rock with alt-country, Slim's music displays both brokenhearted lyricism and an overall feel of everything's-gonna-be-all-right. True musicians and lyricists will appreciate Slim's originality, while those who prefer their music a little more catchy and poppy will enjoy his singalong-style choruses.