Green River Ordinance at House of Blues
The Fort Worth-based quintet Green River Ordinance has, over the course of its decade-and-a-half existence, shifted away from the shiny pop-rock that earned it a major label deal six years ago, toward something more straightforward and earnest. That evolution is evident on Red Fire Night, the lead single from GRO’s forthcoming album, Fifteen, due out Jan. 22. It’s an upbeat blend of folk, country and pop, with Josh Jenkins’ emotive vocals front and center: “I’ll bring the whiskey/You bring the wine/We’ll make a few memories on a red fire night.” Fifteen years in, and GRO, thrillingly, sounds as if it’s just getting started. With the Last Bison and Jenny & Tyler.
8 p.m. Friday. House of Blues, Dallas. $15-$20.
Vince Gill at Bass Hall
A brief gripe: Vince Gill doesn’t pass through DFW nearly often enough. It’s been two years since the singer-songwriter and ace guitarist last performed in North Texas — a 2013 charity gig at the Meyerson Symphony Center — and a good cause is once again bringing him face to face with area music fans. (I mean, stopping by every six months seems like the right frequency, Vince.) Gill will headline UNT Health Science Center’s “Evening With a Legend,” a benefit raising funds for the UNT Health Science Center Foundation. That fact makes what would already be a can’t-miss concert experience even more so.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $65-$125.