The legendary Stockyards venue the White Elephant (106 E Exchange Av, 817-624-8273) is probably one of the only countrified joints in town where you’re likely to bump into some young, chic, non-countrified natives (and the occasional Dallas Cowboys football player). The anti-cowboys will undoubtedly be in the house tonight (Friday) for a show by veteran Fort Worth bluesman James “Gut-tar” Hinkle, whose technically precise brand of jump-blues is poppy and tasteful but also liable to set the roof on fire. Cover is $10.
Tomorrow night (Saturday), a super-talented up-and-coming Nashville duo will visit the Elephant. The guys who comprise Rosehill, Blake Myers and Mitch McBain, are definitely country, through and through, but they also cut back on the twang and the mostly condescending, big-hatted genre imagery endemic to country music to arrive at a soulful kind of bucolic pop. Cover is a measly $5. (Saturday afternoon, the Stockyards’ Mayor of Music, Brad Hines, will perform for no cover.)