With a country soul and a pop heart, 25-year-old Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose sometimes suggests Stevie Nicks, more often evokes Patsy Cline. Rose's voice is definitely her own, though, established well before the recent release of her second full-length album, The Stand-In. She's particularly adept at etching complex emotions: hinting at plaintiveness on "I Was Cruel" but lacing it with measures of sadness and indignation; grappling with sighing, honky-tonk heartbreak on "Dallas"; darker, more resentful and declarative on "Waitin"; ambivalent and a little lost on "Pink Champagne." All these are stories — mostly about fractured love — that she tells with depth and nuance through her voice and writing. The music usually relies on pedal steel and fiddle, but there's also electric guitar, and touches of the Stones, Tom Petty, and F. Mac flitting in and out. Opening will be Nashville-based Texas singer-songwriter Andrew Combs, who works up a fine mix of honky-tonk, folk, blues, and rock on his recent Worried Man, plus the Twin Cities' own Martin Devaney. 18+.
Mon., April 8, 7 p.m., 2013
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