Susan Cowsill and Bill Kirchen Play Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited”
Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.
(504) 304-4714, ChickieWahWah.com
Susan Cowsill’s “Covered in Vinyl” series presents Cowsill and her band performing the music from great albums in their entirety. This month, Texas honky tonk guitar picker Bill Kirchen will join her for Bob Dylan’s 1965 classic. The shows are rarely over-rehearsed and always have a great spirit along along with magical moments when Cowsill and friends find their chemistry.
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Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave.
(504) 895-8477, Tipitinas.com
We don’t see enough of Art Neville these days, so this special show looking back at his career as a solo artist, a member of The Meters and as a Neville Brother is a treat. For the occasion, Neville will be joined by his funky Meters partner Brian Stoltz and fans of Neville, including Dave Jordan, Honey Island Swamp Band’s Chris Mulé, trombonist Rick Trolsen and more.
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.
(504) 310-4999, HouseOfBlues.com
Country singer Frankie Ballard got his start as a regional winner of Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star competition in 2008, and Rolling Stone Magazine included this year’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” is its list of 26 albums you likely missed but shouldn’t. The title track is “Sunshine and Whiskey” is Gulf Coast country, but its biggest hit, “Helluva Life,” taps into classic country’s appreciation of a working class life without tapping into phony nostalgia or secondhand John Mellancamp riffs.