And another thing… David Peterson and 1946/St. Paul and the Broken Bones/Janiva Magness/Randy Newman

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David Peterson and his band 1946 perform Friday at Willie’s.

‘And Another Thing…’ is a just-the-facts-ma’am mid-to-late week update of live music doings in the area that will surface periodically here in The Musical Box.

+ Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, has a pair of intriguing, roots-driven shows on tap this weekend. On Friday, David Peterson and 1946, a vintage bluegrass-inspired troupe that has made regular regional rounds at the Festival of the Bluegrass and at Clay City’s Meadowgreen Park Music Hall over the past decade, makes a rare local club appearance (8 p.m., $10). Then on April 20, the sounds turn to revivalistic Southern soul with the Birmingham, Ala., outfit St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Bethesda will open (8 p.m., $10). For more info, call (859) 281-1116 or go to

+ Blues-rock diva Janiva Magness has been a favorite of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour since an association with Chicago’s Alligator label greatly widened the visibility of her music and career. Magness continues to celebrate the release of 2012’s Stronger for It, her third Alligator album in five years, with another WoodSongs visit. She will be featured at the show’s April 22 taping at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street, along with Tennessee-born, Arkansas-bred poet, storyteller and songstress Minton Sparks (7 p.m., $10). Call (859) 252-8888 for reservations.

+ Finally, tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 26 for Randy Newman’s return solo concert at the Opera House on Aug. 9. Tickets will be $66.50, excluding service charges.

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