Ryan Purcell & The Last Round

Seattle country-rock troubadour Ryan Purcell clearly worships at the altar of cantankerous cowboy Townes Van Zandt and his protege Steve Earle, but in a Pacific Northwesterner's voice. The intro to "Enough" brings "Ohio" to mind; it is a strong, woody country number that burns like a neat double bourbon. Not all of the songs on Purcell's album Kick the Dirt have quite the same, ah, kick, but even in its weakest moments, Kick the Dirt sticks in the craw like a hunk of dry biscuit. With Pufferfish, Sunday Evening Whiskey Club. SARA BRICKNER

Thu., Nov. 4, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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