Mark Your Calendars: Red Headed Stranglers @ All Good Cafe, May 15

Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger has long been one of my favorite albums and, as noted here, it’s “probably the strangest blockbuster country produced,” a minimal gem in the maximalist — especially in 1975 — world of C&W. (You’re probably familiar with “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain”; I’m partial to his version of Hank Cochran’s “Can I Sleep in Your Arms?”) So I’m particularly excited to hear how the ad hoc group Red Headed Stranglers (Bigloo‘s Justin Smith, and Don Cento and Rich Martin of Shibboleth) puts its spin on the record at All Good on May 15, performing it beginning to end. After the jump, the poster for the show.

(A related aside: check out Phosphorescent’s recent album of Willie Nelson covers, To Willie. And Carla Bozulich’s plowing of the same field.)

UPDATE: Somehow, in all of that, I forgot to mention the most important part: today is Willie’s birthday. (Thanks to the alert FBvian.) I promise you, I know better.

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