Hear the multi-talented actor/musician/comedian belt out the country-bluegrass blues with heartfelt authenticity.

Banjo beginnings: Locals RT N' The 44s open with a stirring set of ghostly, spaghetti western-tinged bluegrass.

Friday, January 11, 7 p.m.; The Sanctuary, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica. [$5-10 suggested donation]

Nearby: Basement Tavern; Library Alehouse; The Galley

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