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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:30 pm

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With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones himself asked: "Who's going to fill their shoes?" The answer, in part, is Marty Stuart.

While he's too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country-music history. He's played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt, who discovered him; been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between; and safeguarded country's most valuable traditions and physical artifacts. Including its literal shoes: Stuart counts the brogan of Carter Family patriarch A.P. Carter and an assortment of Cash's black boots among his vast collection of memorabilia.

But most importantly, Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music, records that honor country's rich legacy while advancing it into the future. Way Out West, his 18th studio album, hits both of those marks. Produced by Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), the album is a cinematic tour-de-force, an exhilarating musical journey through the California desert that solidifies Stuart as a truly visionary artist.

ATTENTION:

This show is being filmed live for the CPTV series ‘The Kate.’ Patron is requested to arrive early.   By purchasing any ticket, Patron agrees to arrive prior to the time printed on ticket and further understands that by arriving after the printed time, Patron forfeits the seating location printed on their ticket and may be seated in another location at the venue’s discretion to accommodate filming. Patron also agrees that their image and likeness may appear on screen as part of ‘the Kate’ episode at Connecticut Public Broadcasting’s discretion.