Jack Ingram at Kessler Theater
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For well over two decades, SMU grad and country star Jack Ingram has been a must-see for Dallas country fans who like deep thinking with their beer drinking. His most recent record, 2016's stellar Midnight Motel, measures up nicely to any of his most celebrated, earlier albums. But for this concert at the Kessler, get there plenty early to catch TCU grad Rob Baird. With three confident, mature records under his belt, Baird excels at a similar sort of Tom Petty-meets-Billy Joe Shaver twang-rock that Ingram is known for. Baird’s fourth album, After All, comes out early next year, and it'll be worth it to hear those songs now.