The surprising Zac Brown juggernaut rolls on with this summer's release of Uncaged, crisscrossing genres and filling arenas with its tasty Southern-fried concoction. Assembled from Allmans' Southern rock, bluegrass, a wide of swath of rural and urban country, James Taylor-like folk-rock, and savvy pop, the band's sound manages to appeal to a broad spectrum of music fans without condescension. Uncaged again shows off the band's diversity amid deep country harmonies and jam-like excursions. Besides the raucous Southern-rock title track, there's a touch of reggae ("Island Song"), and Trombone Shorty adds a bit of funk to the soulful "Overnight," Amos Lee joins in on the Americana anthem "Day That I Die," and Jason Mraz co-wrote the effervescent Jimmy Buffett-like Caribbean cruise "Jump Right In." With Blackberry Smoke and Levi Lowery.
Sat., Nov. 10, 6 p.m., 2012