The Ticket: Folk and country

GARY ALLAN Here’s a name we haven’t seen in a while; Gary Allan hasn’t put a record out since 2013, and he hasn’t toured much since then, either, at least in these parts. His edgy, West Coast traditionalism is still one of the better things to come out of turn-of-the-century mainstream country. Oct. 10, 8 p.m. $35. Royale. 888-929-7849,

THE DUSTY 45s They’ve been at it for a couple of decades, but they don’t make it out this way from their Seattle home very often, so mark your calendar if you’re a fan of classic honky-tonk, rockabilly, and swing, in this case leavened with the sound of bandleader Billy Joe Huels’s trumpet. Oct. 10, 7 p.m. $12. The Burren, Somerville. 617-776-6896,

EILEEN JEWELL Eileen Jewell’s version of Americana has always included a healthy quotient of the blues, and she’s emphasizing that underpinning with her new record, “Down Hearted Blues,” a collection of covers that finds her and her crack band putting their own spin on the likes of Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith, and Little Walter. Oct. 10, 8 p.m. $20-$25. Laugh Boston. 877-987-6487,



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