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Charles Esten takes on the real Nashville

NASHVILLE — Charles Esten cannot stop fidgeting.

An hour ago, the actor who plays Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s “Nashville” — he’s the smoldering singer-guitarist with the tortured, torrid past with country queen Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) — was just another patron at the 3rd and Lindsley nightclub, enjoying a beer, some grub, and the first set by the virtuosic Time Jumpers.

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