WEDNESDAY AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE
In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been a leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar, one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock ’n’roll. He was a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna, a Grammy nominee, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and an instructor at the Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp that he and his wife operate in southeastern Ohio. 8 p.m. $15-$400.
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THURSDAY AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy and Americana Music Association award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, bluegrass and country music communities today. He first immersed himself in the early country music scenes of both New York City and Los Angeles before breaking through in Nashville as a songwriter. Since then, he has helped pave the way for the current Americana movement, cutting records and writing songs that cross genres including country, pop, roots, rock, folk and bluegrass, and working with artists such as Patty Loveless, George Jones, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, the Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton and George Strait. 8 p.m. $12.50-$400.
THURSDAY AT THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE AND TAPROOM
Georgia Flood is a family tradition going on 13 years now. According to their bio, these brothers have moved from living rooms to large stages during the past seven years. Starting with the blues, they cut their teeth in smoky clubs and biker bars refining their technique. From those early blues beginnings, you can hear the influence of artists like Jimi Hendrix, Derek Trucks, the White Stripes and even John Mayer in their set lists. Their songwriting style and straight-ahead rock mentality has allowed them to stretch as musicians and find many ways to connect with audiences. 10:30 p.m. $5.
FRIDAY AT FRESH PRODUCE RECORDS
Hello Ocho is an Atlanta based indie/psych-rock/jazz/pop group formed in 2010. According to their bio, Hello Ocho is like a waterbed in zero gravity. Hello Ocho is like a full body velcro suit against a room of carpet. Hello Ocho is like crying and eating at the same time. They’re like petting a sea cucumber for all the wrong reasons, or maybe drinking a peanut. Either way, Hello Ocho will keep you guessing. They’ll be joined by fellow Atlantans Magicicada as well as Death Panels. 9 p.m. Free.
Swain and the Highway Souls
SATURDAY AT THE TRACTOR ROOM
Swain and the Highway Souls are a five-piece band from Middle Georgia that play a blend of blues, rock, funk, R&B and soul, with influences that range from blues guitar legends like Buddy Guy and Freddie King to modern crooners like Amy Winehouse and Tracy Chapman. 9 p.m. $5.