Sat, Oct 23, Fred Eaglesmith

Harlow’s, 7:30 p.m., $20


2708 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 441-4693

There must be something in the water. Canadian singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith has been touring the West Coast circuit for years and with great affect. If you ever witnessed one of his full band, barn-burner sets at the now-defunct Palms in Davis, you don’t need a reminder of his genius. Not only can Eaglesmith craft some hilarious, fun-filled fare, he also wields a collection of heartfelt ballads. While most of his fans believe his greatest works are 1997’s Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline and its successor, 50-Odd Dollars, few can argue that his entire catalog fires on all cylinders. Check him out at one of Harlow’s early evening shows—you’ll thank me later. 2708 J Street,