Gig Alert: Fred Eaglesmith and Isaac Hoskins at Dan's Silverleaf Tonight

Canadian alternative country singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith seems to make it to our area a couple of times a year--and that, my friends, is a very good thing.

Hell, as a matter of fact, Eaglesmith was just at the Granada Theater on January 29. But just about any time is a good excuse to catch him and his fine band. Over the course of his career, the 52-year old Eaglesmith has released 17 albums of unflinchingly honest, bare bones country and folk.

His best effort was probably 2004's Dusty, a record that featured, of all things, casio beats underneath the more typical sounds of mandolins and steel guitar.

Cooler still is the fact that Eaglesmith is kind of a renaissance man--a singer, songwriter, comedian, painter and actor. If you catch him live tonight at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, you'll see how he incorporates all those things into his performance.

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Denton's own Isaac Hoskins opens things up; and much like Eaglesmith, Hoskins knows his way around a fiery set of honest-to-a-fault country and rock.  

Taken together, I don't see how there could be a better set of tunesmiths performing anywhere else in North Texas tonight.

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