2. Steve Earle
A legendary Texas singer/songwriter, Earle proved with his new album I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive that he is only getting better with age. Earle will be performing at the House of Blues in LA on Sept. 27. Since Justin will be in LA the night before, it’s possible he may show up to his dad’s show. How cool that would be.
4. Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard
Two of the greatest country song writers of all time, together for the first time to blend a bit of Bakersfield and Texas country. They will be playing at the Greek Theatre in LA on October 7.
5. The Low Anthem
With their 2011 album, Smart Flesh, I got a very 1960s americana/ boroque pop Van Dyke Parks feel from this band. They will be playing in LA at the Troubadour on Oct. 5.