Event

Craig Kinsey

8:00 p.m. July 26
Fitzgerald's
2706 White Oak Houston, TX
713-862-3838

Price: $10

Craig Kinsey

Craig Kinsey

Chris Gray

At this point, the Sideshow Tramps are a distant enough memory that it’s easy to forget how easily the Reverend Craig Kinsey and company once held the local scene in the palm of their collective hand. We get it — people grow and move on, maybe get sober, but even a bad Tramps show (and there weren’t many) exceeded the maximum amount of fun permissible by state law by half. But on his brand-new second solo release, American Roots and Machines, ex-Tramps front man Craig Kinsey again styles himself as a maverick balladeer à la Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits and now Jack White (check out the feedback wall “What Is It That You Want?”), while demonstrating that he has a better grasp of traditional folk music’s unrulier side than most. True, it might be a little difficult to know what to make of a rambling historical seminar like “Gettysburg,” but at least Kinsey gives us 14 rollicking bluegrassy minutes to ponder what it all means.

Music

Location

Fitzgerald's

2706 White Oak Houston, TX
713-862-3838

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