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The best country picks, November 29

CorrespondentNovember 28, 2013 

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    The Triangle has a well-deserved reputation for turning out songwriters with a regional and national reach. On Monday at 7:30 p.m., tunesmiths will gather at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro to showcase their song-poems at the Songwriters Circle, hosted by Kirk Ridge and Jay Ladd of the NC Songwriters Co-Op. More info:

No less an authority than New Grass Revival founder Sam Bush has pointed to Leroy Savage as one of the originators of “newgrass” music. As a member of the 1970s New Deal String Band, Savage was known for applying his “high lonesome” tenor to songs by Bob Dylan as easily as Flatt and Scruggs. On Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30, Savage can be heard holding forth at Durham’s Original Q-Shack with a “You-Never-Know-Who-Might-Show-Up” cast of musician friends joining the fun. For menu and directions, see

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