Nashville singer-songwriter Andrew Combs bridges the gap between dusty-hatted Americana and melancholy, Roy Orbison-esque pop. On his latest release, Canyons of My Mind—out Apr. 7 via New West—there’s an overcast Britpop thing happening, too. Tunes like the record’s lovely first single, “Dirty Rain,” serve up a mix of Music City sheen and unsettled self-reflection. Like labelmate Robert Ellis, Combs has used an affinity for pop music to carve out a unique space in the crowded roots-music landscape. His stunning singing voice is the main draw, but his songwriting is a close second. Talented folk-pop artist Erin Rae will open Saturday’s show.
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