Saturday To-Do: Charlie Robison | Rock Candy

Saturday To-Do: Charlie Robison



9 p.m., Revolution. $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.

Charlie Robison is part of that Texas country royalty honored for its literate song-writing and, more often than not, broke-down voice. Robison's voice is honey next to some of his forebears — Townes Van Zandt, say — but in that growled tenor, there's plenty of world weariness. Who could blame him? His nearly decade-long marriage to the former Emily Erwin of the Dixie Chicks fell apart last year, and the two divorced. “Beautiful Day,” his first full-length in five years, wades through all the range of emotion that comes with a divorce. But, as the title suggests, his was perhaps not the typical divorce. The two ended things amicably, and there's an upbeat tone and tempo through much of the album, even with heavy themes and sardonic spots. His brother Bruce and sister-in-law Kelly Willis seem to pass through with some regularity, but it's been a long while since Charlie deigned to come to Little Rock. Look for the same raucous energy and humor you remember from way back when. Walker Hayes opens.

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