Dave Alvin & Christy McWilson

Alt-country icon Dave Alvin has a thing for the ladies. Musically, that is. One of those ladies is Seattle’s own Christy McWilson, who, after a decade spent singing for local band The Picketts, was convinced by Alvin to strike out on her own. The two solo albums Alvin produced for her—The Lucky One and Bed of Roses—showcased McWilson’s silver bell of a voice, which has that rare mix of rural twang and urban class. She can send shivers up your spine with her brassy resonance and lull you into sedation with a coo that is like a cross between Linda Ronstadt and Chris Isaak. It’s been a while since McWilson has graced local stages (having put her career on hold to be a mom). So, marking her return by sharing the stage with Alvin should be a real treat. (21 and over.) BRIAN J. BARR

Mon., March 15, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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