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Mike Cross

When: Sat., May 5, 8 p.m. 2012

Mike Cross first strummed a guitar his junior year at UNC. Before long, as six strings are wont to do, it took control of his life. He made his debut in 1976 with Child Prodigy; during the ensuing 35 years, he's released 10 studio albums, including a children's album in '98. That signaled a retreat from touring, but clearly no surrender. Cross is known for his storytelling and penchant for wry sketches like the honky-tonk tween camping ode "The Great Strip Poker Massacre." His wit follows the straight-faced comedic tradition of Kinky Friedman and John Prine, while his music showcases his country roots but ventures into Celtic, folk, blues and even bluegrass territory. —Chris Parker

Price: $22-28

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