John Corbett Band w/ Michael Scott

When: Sat., March 9 2013

10 p.m

John Corbett’s probably best known as Carrie Bradshaw’s long-simmering boyfriend Aidan Shaw on Sex in the City, or if you’re old enough, philosopher/disc jockey Chris Stevens from Northern Exposure. Corbett has voiced commercials for Applebee’s and Walgreen’s and will soon be starring in his own NCIS spin-off. He appreciates the work, but music’s always been this humble West Virginia boy’s first love. Naturally, he loves country music, though he’s more Texas country than Nashville. That’s in keeping with his gloss-less homespun nature. Like the characters he plays, in person Corbett emanates plainspoken artless authenticity. His 2006 self-titled album featured the appropriately-titled single, “Good to Go.” In it Corbett confesses, “I wouldn’t want to change nothing about this roll-with-the-punches life I’ve had.” Though it might seem he’s known more rolls than punches, Corbett once worked in a steel mill with his father, and it wasn’t until he was 23 that he enrolled in a community college theater class with his dad’s encouragement. His father died recently, and Corbett admits he cried the first few times he played “Name on a Stone” before deciding to record it for December’s long-awaited second album, Leaving Nothin’ Behind. No matter how you experience him, Corbett exudes warm, irrepressible charm. —Chris Parker SATURDAY

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