Presley Barker

Presley Barker

SUNDAY

Johnny Cake and the Lunch Truck

Hear bluegrass and newgrass from a band of New River Valley cats.

Details: 5:30 p.m. The Palisades Restaurant, Eggleston. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com, bit.ly/2zBfJyy (band’s Facebook page)

THURSDAY

Moss Pit: Eight Point Star, Lobo Marino with dancer Katie Wells, with Peat Bogs

It’s going to get drone-y, in the best possible way, at the Cube. Eight Point Star mixes mountain fiddle, hill country blues into some trance-adjacent coolness. Richmond’s Lobo Marino reaches to the East, with haunting vocals over raga-inflected folk.

Details: 8 p.m. Moss Arts Center Cube, Blacksburg. $5. https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu, facebook.com/eightpointstarband, lobomarino.bandcamp.com

The Vegabonds

Catch some updated southern rock from a band with sweet home roots in Alabama.

Details: 9 p.m. The Milk Parlor, Blacksburg. $10 (21-older). 951-1393, themilkparlorblacksburg.com, thevegabonds.com

FRIDAY

Arkenstone

Self-styled “hobbit rock” quartet returns to the Dogtown stage.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $3. 745-6836, facebook.com/DogtownRoadhouse, arkenstone-rocks.com

Chickenwings & Gravy

Don’t worry about which one is Chickenwings, and which one is Gravy. Just focus on that mess of blues they’re plating up.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack, Christiansburg. Free. 251-3182, fatbacksoulshack.com, bit.ly/2Hq9McA (act’s Facebook page)

SATURDAY

Presley Barker & Steve Lewis

Rising young phenom flatpicker Barker was originally scheduled to play this gig with luthier/fingerpicker Wayne Henderson, who canceled in the wake of partner Helen White’s death. Lewis, of Watauga County, North Carolina, is filling in. He can relate to Barker, as he, too, was an upstart string-stinger in his younger days.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, facebook.com/presleybarkermusic, blueridgeheritage.com/artist/steve-lewis

Dixie Breeze Band

Country and southern rock from the 276 area code.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. bit.ly/2CLZv6p (band’s Facebook)

Seph Custer

Custer attacks a variety of styles on a variety of axes. He’s got originals, too.

Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades. Free. sephcustermusic.com

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