Live Music

Brandy Zdan & Bekah Kelso

When: Thu., Aug. 31, 8 p.m. 2017

Thursday’s bill at Sam’s is something of a hi-fi, lowbrow celebration of all the different ways that country music can bend when handled by talented folks with an ear for melody and a refined sense of what they want to sound like. At the top of the bill is Brandy Zdan, a singer-songwriter who, despite relocating from her home in Canada to Nashville some years ago, makes music that (usually and increasingly) leans towards the pop-rock side of country, with the most country thing about her music sometimes being her thick and twangy voice. Meanwhile, local singer-songwriter Bekah Kelso, who plays with her backing band the Fellas, brings a more raucous, rootsy, traditional country vibe to the table, while also venturing into the realms of indie rock, pop, and soul.

Price: $10-$45