Vince Gill is a legit country superstar with a warehouse full of Grammys and other awards — plus stellar traditionalist credentials. He's also an outstanding guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and sufficiently versatile to convincingly play the gamut from bluegrass to contemporary country. Last year's eclectic Guitar Slinger is a perfect case in point, ranging from the early rock 'n' roll title track to the grand fiddle waltz that wraps things up. Packed in between are a pair of focused country-pop love songs with wife Amy Grant, examples of country soul, gospel, and blues, and a dash of renegade Bakersfield sound. Gill is also a member of the Time Jumpers, an all-star band of Nashville studio aces that just released an eponymous album of brilliantly realized Western swing and trad country, including five new Gill nuggets. This show will feature Gill's eight-piece band, which includes Time Jumpers Billy Taylor on drums and vocalist Dawn Sears.
Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., 2012