8 p.m. Friday, January 11, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $17-$19. 704-376-3737.
The acclaimed folk singer-songwriter took an unusual career path. An early peer of Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega, she left music for clinical psychology until she was drawn back in the early 1990s. She released her seventh album, “Reunion,” in September.
Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs
8 p.m. Friday, January 11, Don Gibson Theater, 318 S. Washingston St., Shelby. $21. www.dongibsontheater.com
The Old Ceremony
10 p.m. Friday, January 11, Double Door 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $12. 704-376-1446.
There’s a thread of waltzing old `50s and `60s rock n’ roll combined with songwriting chops on this orchestral indie-rock-meets-gypsy-folk-flavored band’s fifth album “Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide,” which should draw greater attention to the Chapel Hill outfit.
Joe Buck Yourself
10 p.m., Friday, January 11, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.ticketfly.com
With his unfurled Mohawk he looks like a survivor of late `70s street punk or a horror movie extra (he actually made his name playing with alt-country leaning artists Legendary Shack Shakers and Hank III). Solo, he falls somewhere between growling punk and chugging rockabilly-flavored country.
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com
Tea Leaf Green
8 p.m. Thursday, January 17, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15. www.visulite.com
A Troop Of Echoes
8 p.m. Thursday, January 17, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $5-$8. www.etix.com