Country Picks

The best country picks, February 7

CorrespondentFebruary 6, 2014 

From left, David Holt, T. Michael Coleman and Bryan Sutton in Sutton, Holt and Coleman.

COURTESY OF SUTTON, HOLT AND COLEMAN — Courtesy of Sutton, Holt and Coleman

  • • A member of Nashville’s vaunted “class of ’89,” Travis Tritt rode high on the country charts with such radio-friendly hits as “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares),” “Anymore,” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” and “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’” duet with Marty Stuart. Friday, Tritt rolls into Durham’s Carolina Theatre for a solo acoustic show that will highlight his hits, his latest CD (“The Calm After ...”) and whatever surprises he pulls from his extensive repertoire of very fine tunes. More information: carolinatheatre.org

The musical trio of David Holt, Bryan Sutton and T. Michael Coleman each have close musical ties to the late, great Doc Watson – and in their own right, are among the best-known names in traditional music. A four-time Grammy winner, Holt was Doc’s touring and recording partner and has released several acclaimed recordings of his own throughout his career. A native of Asheville, Sutton was influenced by Watson and is regarded as one of today’s most accomplished guitarists. Sutton holds six International Bluegrass Music Association trophies as top bluegrass guitarist. Coleman served as Watson’s bassist for 17 years and has performed as a member of the Seldom Scene and Chesapeake. Friday, the three friends take the stage at Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh for a PineCone Down Home Concert. For more information: www.pinecone.org

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