Through two memoirs, a cinematic biopic, a Broadway musical, and a Judd Apatow-penned comedic parody, the world has heard much about the life of the Man in Black. But from his early singles on the legendary Sun Records to his parting American Recordings series produced by Rick Rubin, the songs he created deserve the most attention. Fortunately, the Cabooze, the Twin Cities' go-to spot for musician tributes (having previously arranged homage to the likes of Prince, Luther Vandross, Phish, and the Band) has assembled a crack lineup of country, folk, and blues musicians to render those songs fresh over the course of this annual two-night dedicatory bash. Highlights are sure to include the classic-sounding roots rock of Ol' Yeller, the festival-friendly White Iron Band, and the always-engaging, honky-tonk hullabaloo deemed Trailer Trash.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 18. Continues through Jan. 19, 2008