Western-swing traditionalist trio Shotgun Party from Austin, Texas, had earned their Orlando bones the old-fashioned way with perseverance, elbow grease and talent. They began working the outlying areas and gradually picked up enough word of mouth and press to enter the city limits and get into the top indie clubs, finally bidding us a bittersweet farewell last May from the Social stage. But dry that eye, sweet thing, because charismatic frontwoman Jenny Parrott is already back to debut her new project, Loves It, a duo with Vaughn Walters that already counts Kinky Friedman and the Bad Livers as fans. Although not quite as historically strict as Shotgun Party, fans will appreciate the fact that their indie folk is audibly inspired by the roots of early country, gospel, bluegrass and soul. Still at the core is the sharp, angelic ruralism of Parrott’s singing, only balanced this time by Walters’ warm, open voice. – Bao Le-Huu (with Bartender Brian; 9 p.m. at Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $7; 407-898-5070; willspub.org)
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