20th Century Theatre

Like many Americans, Jorma Kaukonen is thankful to have a job these days.  He is even more thankful that it is the same job he has had for more than 50 years.

It might be hard to imagine, but Kaukonen, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, will turn 72 next month.

It’s another fine week for live music. In addition to Wednesday’s double-header of Anders Osborne at the 20th Century and Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tift Merritt at the Taft Theatre, here are four more shows worth consideration. 

Anders Osborne grew up in Sweden, so it’s uncertain whether schoolchildren there were familiar with the  “three R’s (reading [w]riting and [a]rithmetic).”  

In her memoir “Diamond in the Rough,” Shawn Colvin takes a deep breath, then rattles off a list of heroes that she has been lucky enough to meet during the course of an almost 40-year career.

Rick McCarty has seen weeks like this before. He calls it coincidence, but more mystical types might call it this summer’s harmonic convergence.

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