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Marc Ribot (Back Room)

When: Mon., April 4, 7:30 p.m. 2016

MONDAY, APRIL 4 MARC RIBOT

In discussing the guitarist Marc Ribot, it's more efficient to wonder what he hasn't done then to list what he has actually accomplished. Across four decades, Ribot's career has spanned smooth soul and gnarled blues, blaring no wave and elegant film scores, solo composer roles and Tom Waits supporting work; that's only a sliver of his prolificacy. Heading back from a series of sets at Knoxville's experimental bastion, Big Ears, Ribot stops for a night alone. Though his solo range is only slightly less boundless than his overall discography, he favors quiet, intricate improvisations around standards that you will recognize in flashes but will rarely sound repetitive of their sources. Ribot is a master of timing, tone, and taste, with a bank of experiences so vast and varied he can navigate his way through any song or situation with panache. Consider this visit a master lesson. —Grayson Haver Currin

CAT'S CRADLE BACK ROOM, CARRBORO 7:30 p.m., $18–$20, www.catscradle.com

Price: $18-$20

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