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James McMurtry & The Heartless Bastards w/ Jonny Burke 

When: Sun., May 2 2010
Price: $15, $12 (adv.)
“I would love to have a pro driver at this point in my career,” says James McMurtry, pausing on the phone with City Paper to order another glass of wine from the bar that he’s calling from. After two decades, the 48 year-old Texan deserves someone to take the wheel so he can tour the country and sing his trademark country/rock songs, mired in biting witticisms. McMurty's visit to the Pour House last September was his first Lowcountry appearance since 1992, and he’s back for a second helping this Sunday, along with his long-time bandmates Daren Hess (drums), Ronnie Johnson (bass), and Tim Holt (guitar ). “We’ve been touring the country pretty steadily for years, it’s just that Charleston’s kind of been off the route,” says McMurtry. “I don’t know why we’re back so soon. I guess they must have thought the last time was okay." (click here for more) —Stratton Lawrence
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