15 RA Sarah Shook

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, photo John Gessner

Rawboned and righteous, Sarah Shook sings hell-raising country songs from the perspective of both a wronged woman and a hard-drinking man, depending on the time of day. The bisexual single mother from North Carolina is an outlaw’s outlaw country singer with a whiskey-and-honey-soaked twang to match. Her smart, funny, and often deliciously mean lyrics detail every sad sliver of the shattered relationships she sings about on the 2018 album Years and her 2017 debut, Sidelong. She brings her rollicking cowpunk band, the Disarmers, to the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership (20 ABC Mesa Road, El Prado) on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. The Stillhouse Junkies from Durango open, and tickets ($10 in advance) are available at holdmyticket.com.