Yeah, that’s right, suckas: the CDf’nB. Forty years ago, the dude who sang “Longhaired Country Boy” and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” was doing cool stuff like playing in Leonard Cohen’s touring band, backing Bob Dylan on the Nashville Skyline and New Morning sessions (the latter with George Harrison), and strapping on his irons behind everyone from Ringo Starr to Johnny Cash. He helped make Nashville hip back in the day, and his sturdiest boogie hits of the ’70s and early ’80s were the FM-radio accompaniment to many a Middle Tennessee summer. Nowadays, he’s kinda like the uncle you hide your Obama sticker from—never in a million years do you want to get him started on politics, but he taught you how to hunt and fish, you’ve got pretty much a lifetime of shared memories, and you love him anyway. Besides, he done told you once, you son of a bitch, he’s the best that’s ever been. The CDB performs a benefit for Nashville Songwriters International; tickets start at $25, with $100 buying a meet-and-greet.
Thu., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2009