Blake Shelton & Dia Frampton

Blake Shelton is one of the biggest names in mainstream country right now, but I know little about his music career other than he has an awesome video called "Hillbilly Bone" in which he rabble-rouses and gets trashed in a fancy restaurant with Trace Adkins. Like many other TV-loving Americans, I instead know Shelton as the nicest coach on NBC's The Voice. In last year's first season of the show, he culled from the talent 24-year-old Dia Frampton, who awed audiences with her stunningly poignant piano version of Kanye West's "Heartless." Frampton finished as runner-up but still landed a deal with Universal, who released her LP Red in December, a record that includes big name collaborations with Foster the People and Kid Cudi. Frampton's now opening her former coach's arena tour; coincidentally, her Voice defeater Javier Colon is also in town this week, playing Neumos to about 16,000 less people than Frampton. With Justin Moore. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m., 2012

 
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