Correction (Feb. 1, 2013: 1:25 p.m.): John D’Earth Quintet plays Blue 5 Restaurant tonight. The date was incorrect in print and an earlier onside version of this page. | Our corrections policy
John D’Earth Quintet
For a free show, this is a rare treat. Trumpeter D’Earth has worked with heavy cats – Miles Davis, Kronos Quartet – and is director of jazz performance at University of Virginia. His sidemen for this show include a tremendous guitarist, Brian Mesko (The Root Downs).
Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com
The Flying Davenports
Every month, it seems, new musical combinations emerge in the Roanoke Valley. One of the more intriguing newcomers is The Flying Davenports. The act features husband-wife team Joy Truskowski (vocals, multiple instruments) and Richard Harvey (tenor banjo, fiddle, glockenspiel) of Another Roadside Attraction. Multi-instrumentalists Chris Shepard, Meredith Marsh and Cat Conover bring even more depth.
Details: 8 p.m. Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, 1706 Grandin Road, Roanoke. Free (donations to performers encouraged). facebook.com/TheFlyingDavenports
Scott H. Biram
With Black Eyed Vermillion, Whiskey Dick
“The Dirty Old One-Man Band” once again brings his wild show to Martin’s, with a couple of perfectly suitable opening acts.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $8 advance; $10 door. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, scottbiram.com, reverbnation.com/blackeyedvermillion, whiskeydickonline.com