Michael Vermillion and Pablo Trucker

Dutchess and the Duke co-founder Kimberly Morrison initially brought the work of Michael Vermillion to my attention, an act for which I am eternally grateful. Vermillion has an instantly recognizable voice: part Van Morrison, part earth-angel, with a light glazing of Mark Lanegan’s ghostly growl. Pablo Trucker is all heart and country-fried soul, cranking out romantic bar room rock that would sound just fine as an opening act for those other long-haul drivers, the Drive-By Truckers. With Whisky Swillers, Joel Hagman and the Red Menace. HANNAH LEVIN

Sat., Jan. 8, 9 p.m., 2011

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