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Robert Ellis, T. Hardy Morris

Houston-born Robert Ellis’ sound is a throwback to when country music still had cultural purchase without pickup trucks and liquor distilleries. Ellis’ latest offering, Lights from the Chemical Plant, is a solid set of country tunes shot through a filter of ‘70s pop production. While his last appearance at Normaltown Hall featured a killer full band, Ellis is just as effective in a sit-down solo setting; he’ll be accompanied only by his guitar this time around and joined by T. Hardy Morris, who will also perform by his lonesome. An intimate show of this high quality doesn’t come around all that often, so get it while the getting is good.

8 p.m. $10.