Ed Pettersen is infectious -- or rather the music from his latest album, The New Punk Blues of Ed Pettersen. Despite the genre-blending title, Pettersens groove is entirely addictive folk and acoustic rock and roll with earnest lyrics about relationships, families, and politics (which sorta makes sense, since Janet Reno is his aunt-in-law). Pettersen is touring the nation, performing at a slew of engagements from Nashville to Chicago to herald the release of his album, and your chance to see him is tonight.
Pettersen has a reputation for being an energetic performer who continually seeks a connection with those who hear him play. When the audience is breathing with me, he explains, I know I got it right. Inhale the folkie goodness at his album-release party tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at Tobacco Road. Hell be performing solo in the upstairs cabaret.
Sat., Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m.