Do we believe Hunter Hayes or The Band Perry own the comprehensive album catalogs of Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, the Davis Sisters and Webb Pierce?
No, we don't.
Make of that what ye will, o country music fans.
Rest assured, though, that a New England honky-tonk act called Girl Howdy knows all of those archival and iconic folks. And when Girl Howdy plays Saturday at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly, they'll not only provide letter-perfect covers of tunes by many of those artists, they'll also present plenty of intriguing and stylistically consistent original tunes.
- RICK KOSTER
Girl Howdy, 8 p.m. Saturday, Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly; $10; (401) 315-5070, theknickerbockercafe.com.