‘Blues & Bourbon Wednesdays’ with Steve Freund Trio
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10
After debuting with a tasty crop of shows back in October and November, the Wednesday night “Blues & Bourbon” series comes back to Momo’s cozy confines in January – and here’s hoping there’s even more to come. The newest slate kicks off with Chicago-bred and Oakland-based Steve Freund and his no-frills blues trio, with San Francisco’s Lucky Losers on Jan. 17, local junk-jazz darlings Proxy Moon on Jan. 24 and L.A.’s James Armstrong Band on Jan. 31. And did we mention flights of whiskey? Doors 5:30 p.m. $8. www.swell-productions.com.
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10
2017’s widely heralded “Way Out West,” Marty Stuart’s hazy sun-splashed desert trip caught on wax, is pure California dreaming – the kind that occurs under the shadows of Joshua trees and perched upon rickety barstools, far inland from the coastal commotion. Produced by Heartbreakers axeman Mike Campbell, the album smacks of the Rubin-era work of an elder Johnny Cash, dusted with Merle Haggard Bakersfield country. Deke Dickerson kicks off the show. $25-$55. www.harriscenter.net.
Long Beach Dub Allstars
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6
Ace of Spades
There are rumors about a new record in the works from Long Beach Dub Allstars, which reunited in 2012 after calling it quits 10 years prior. A new record would only be group’s third since its late ’90s inception, but since rising from the ashes of Sublime and still featuring former Sublime member Marshall Goodman, they always seems more interested in simply getting together and playing than laboring away in the studio. Locals Riotmaker and One Leg Chuck, along with Fairfield’s Squarefield Massive, open. $21. www.aceofspadessac.com.
Looking ahead: Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Jan. 27 at Ace of Spades
Only a week after performing in Grass Valley with his new country covers supergroup Green Leaf Rustlers, Chris Robinson brings the CRB back to Sac, and they’re also performing at the Crystal Bay Casino on Jan. 26. $26.50. www.aceofspades.com.