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ONE MAN BAND | The Suitcase Junket 

Now this is the shit I'm talking about, Jack. The Suitcase Junket is a lo-fi, low-tuned, low-down blast of end-times folk blues. It's crude; it's magnificent. With a stage set-up that resembles a junkyard foley stage or Fred Sanford's living room, The Suitcase Junket — one man band leader Matt Lorenz — incants and intones like a cross between Hound Dog Taylor and a Tuvan throat singer who has swallowed a bird. Take the singer-songwriter idiom, give it a low grade fever and a guitar and this is what you get. Captivating, mesmerizing, and gone ... real gone.

The Suitcase Junket performs Tuesday, January 19, on Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 8 p.m. $10. abilenebarandlounge.com; thesuitcasejunket.com.

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