Jeanne Jolly can sing anything and sing it well, and this week will offer up a pretty great sample of her range. First, Jolly will headline a hometown album-release show Saturday at Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre to unveil her new disc “A Place to Run” – a very fine Americana-leaning effort featuring ace studio contributions from producer Chris Boerner and those Megafaun boys, Brad and Phil Cook, among others.
Then over the holiday next week, Jolly will demonstrate her conservatory training with appearances as featured soprano soloist on a series of shows by the NC Symphony at Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall – songs from the movie “Frozen” Wednesday night followed by “Thanksgiving Weekend: Holiday Pops” Nov. 27-28. Josh Moore will open Saturday’s Lincoln Theatre show, which costs $15 (lincolntheatre.com for details); and the Symphony gigs are priced at $23-$72 (ncsymphony.org).
- Friday’s options range from Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons at Durham Performing Arts Center to guitar omnivore Bill Frisell at Carrboro ArtsCenter, plus the equally worldly guitarist Ry Cooder at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall with Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White.
- Here We Go Magic ventures down from New York to play Durham’s Pinhook Saturday, the same night Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ (whose current lineup features Jason & the Scorchers guitarist Warner Hodges) plays Durham’s Motorco Music Hall and Trans-Siberian Orchestra is at Greensboro Coliseum – the closest TSO will get to the Triangle this year.
- Dave Rawlings Machine plays DPAC on Sunday, and Robert Kirkland opens for NRBQ at Raleigh’s Pour House on Tuesday.