Hailing from the Research Triangle, Americana bulwark Jonathan Byrd has made Athens a regular tour stop over the years and has gained a sizable local following in the process. On Byrd's latest album, You Can't Outrun the Radio—billed as "a wild ride where country meets hi-fi soul"—the songwriter largely ditches the acoustic Southern folk he is known for in favor of a slightly shinier sound, reminiscent, as the album title suggests, of an FM-soaked midcentury childhood. But true grit remains; the quirks and corners of Byrd's strange South provide an everlasting backdrop for his playful, incisive lyricism. He'll be joined Saturday by promising Canadian songwriter Corin Raymond.
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