Kicking off a decidedly roots-i-fied Fab Five is the opening show in Six String Concerts' 2008-09 season, featuring Catie Curtis and Randall Williams on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center.

Kicking off a decidedly roots-i-fied Fab Five is the opening show in Six String Concerts' 2008-09 season, featuring Catie Curtis and Randall Williams on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center.
Williams is a Worthington native whose world travels began with musical training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Belgium and took on a decidedly less academic but potentially more educational approach once his schooling ended.
For her part, Curtis exudes a poetic rambunctiousness that makes her a gem of the genre.
Tickets are $20/$23. Call (614) 470-FOLK.

The Beat is not a mom, but we have one and are married to one, so to ignore a show like Tina DeVaron's Friday, Sept. 26 show at Dublin's Abbey Theater is to do so at our peril.
New York City-based DeVaron is a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter whose work - jazz- and blues-influenced pop-rock - focuses primarily on motherhood, its joys and frustrations. She comes to Dublin following a three-day stop in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Her two sons attend nearby Kenyon College, so she knows that of which she sings.
Tickets are $7/$10. Call (614) 410-4550.

Roots rocker Ryan Adams and backing band the Cardinals have a new record coming out (Cardinology) at the end of October.
It should come as no surprise that each of the dozen tunes on the record is a treat, painting a rollicking and textured portrait of Americana reminiscent, at times, of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals will play the Palace Theatre on Monday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $35/$25. Call (614) 469-0939.

Next week features back-to-back nights of adult-pop singer-songwriters, as Matt Nathanson plays the Newport Music Hall on Monday, Sept. 29, and Tyrone Wells drops by The Basement on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
The Boston-born, San Francisco-based Nathanson boasts a gift for gab on stage, along with an acerbic wit and a nails-and-broken-glass approach to self-reflection. Wells grew up in Washington state listening only to gospel music - an edict laid down by his preacher father - and has managed to transfer the passionate approach of that music to his original work.
Tickets are $14 and $8/$10, respectively. Call (614) 431-3600.