Throughout the 1990s, Hal Ketchum was one of the most distinctive and fetching voices on country radio. A consistent hit-maker, Ketchum’s gems included “Past the Point of Rescue,” “Small Town Saturday Night,” and “Hearts Are Gonna Roll.” Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Ketchum retreated to his home in Texas to concentrate on his health and plan his future. The happy result is “I’m the Troubadour,” his latest CD, released in 2014.The album’s mix of country, blues, rock and soul will be showcased when Ketchum takes the stage at Motorco Music Hall in Durham on Sunday.
More details at motorcomusic.com.
- Friday night, Mipso’s rising star will illuminate Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre, while The Bluegrass Experience entertains at Bynum Front Porch in Bynum.
- The Hillsborough River Park Concert offers free music Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos, Piedmont Regulators, Coleslaw, and others. For information, see riverparkconcert.org.
- Also Saturday, Cory Morrow brings his Texas-flavored country songs to Motorco.