Chadwick Stokes gets points for attention to detail when it comes to giving credit where credit is due. Copies of the Boston-born singer/songwriter’s new album “The Horse Comanche” (Ruff Shod/Thirty Tigers Records) include a poster printed with several thousand names in very small type – acknowledging all the people who came to a series of house concerts Stokes played across America to test out the songs making up this album. There’s definitely a sense of camaraderie and group effort to the album, too, co-produced by Iron & Wine mastermind (and current Durham resident) Sam Beam with arrangements that elegantly support Stokes’ torrents of words. Yes, he’s a fellow with a great deal to say. Hear it live Saturday at the Back Room of Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle. Showtime is 9 p.m. and tickets are $16. See catscradle.com for details.
▪ Friday brings Athens, Georgia’s wonderful Of Montreal to the main Cradle, while Jon Shain Trio and Lynn Blakey play the Cradle’s Back Room and quirky pop band Lace Curtains do a show at Raleigh’s Nice Price Books.
▪ Saturday, iconic Americana songwriter J.D. Souther teams up with fiddler Carrie Rodriguez for a Duke Performances show at Baldwin Auditorium, while Brett Harris opens for Jeanne Jolly at Carrboro ArtsCenter.
▪ Variations on death descend on Kings in Raleigh Sunday night: Murder By Death with O’Death. And Screaming Females play Durham’s Pinhook on Monday.