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Buddy Guy, T Sisters, more: Live music in Sacramento

T Sisters
T Sisters Kelly J. Owen

T Sisters


8 p.m. Fri. March 16

The Center for the Arts

Oakland’s insatiably sassy and ever-endearing T Sisters have graced the Center for the Arts’ stage before, but true to their rapidly ascending fame over the last couple of years, this is their first time headlining - we’ll go out on a limb and wager that it won’t be their last, as their rootsy take on folk and bluegrass (complete with a few a cappella numbers that will take you out at the knees) continues to dazzle. With Honey of the Heart. $26.

Saint Solitaire with Jmsey


7:30 p.m. Fri. March 16

Momo Lounge

It’s been a good few years (far too long, to be sure) since we’ve seen a show from Saint Solitaire, local sonic architect Andrew Barnhart’s blistering outlet of funk-dusted indie pop and neo soul. Look for Barnhart to unleash some new material (he’s got a new video out for the single “Not My Bulls**t”) alongside local favorite Jmsey (a.k.a. James Cavern) and brand new outfit Grenades & Ham. $10.

Buddy Guy


7:30 p.m. Thurs. March 22

Crest Theatre

If you’ve seen him play a recent concert, it’s hard to reconcile the reality that the legendary Buddy Guy is 81 years old. Despite the fact that the affable master axeman seems to possess a knowledge of the blues (in particular those hailing from the Windy City) that spans almost as far back as the genre itself, he plays it like a man half that age. Budding Nashville artist Brandy Zdan opens. $69-$99.

Looking ahead: Crystal Bowersox. April 25 at the Sofia

Folk-wielding songstress and darling of “American Idol” fame Crystal Bowersox rolls into town as the music calendar at the newly-opened “Sofia” continues to heat up. $40.