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Thursday, October 22, 2009

What to Do Tonight: Eric Church

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 9:00 AM

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Nashville newcomer Eric Church hates urban cowboys with big hats and big mouths. The 32-year-old North Carolina native lets you know that on his second album, Carolina, which came out earlier this year. What Church doesn’t hate are big hooks and honky-tonk tradition, which are all over the record. The singer’s lonesome twang works overtime on Carolina’s rockers and ballads — all of which Church had a hand in writing. Most of them are about raising hell, drinking Jack and Coke, and smoking weed. But he’s more than just a good ol’ boy; like hardcore troubadour Steve Earle, Church injects a sizable dose of rock ’n’ roll riffage into his songs. And he’s way smarter than all the party-hearty lets on. Still, his road trip is called the Young & Wild(er) Tour, so you can expect a lot of tipped beers when he plays House of Blues (308 Euclid Ave., 216.523.2583, houseofblues.com) at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. —Michael Gallucci

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