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Michael Nesmith returns with stories to tell

Teen sensation with the Monkees, country-rock pioneer, music-video groundbreaker, musical iconoclast — Michael Nesmith has covered a lot of ground in his 50-year career. He covered a bit of it Saturday night at the Somerville Theatre, with a focus on what, post-prefab-Four, he’s best known for, the string of records he released in the 1970s before his attention was diverted to other endeavors.

Now 70, Nesmith is currently touring on his own for the first time in two decades. Saturday’s show was part of his “Nez solo” tour, the “solo” indicating not that he's performing without a band, but what the tenor of his performance would be.

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