This week’s music picks: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Courtney Marie Andrews

Tuesday: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at Stubb’s outdoor. A generation apart, blues harmonica legend Musselwhite and eclectic songwriter-guitarist Harper found enough common ground on their 2013 collaboration “Get Up!” to end up with a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. They also apparently enjoyed it enough for a second go-round: Earlier this year, the influential label Anti- released “No Mercy in This Land.” One their own they’re both treasured American artists, but together they’ve created something special that starts deep within the blues yet reaches beyond it. $43-$45. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.

Andrew Nolte CD release at Saxon Pub. A multi-instrumentalist who’s played with local bands including Zissou, Foxtails and the Tom Petty tribute act Damn Torpedoes, Nolte proves to be an extraordinarily talented composer and arranger in his own right on his highly sophisticated nine-song debut, “Tied to a String.” This is pop music, fundamentally, but Nolte draws upon elements of jazz, classical, folk, cabaret and other styles, fleshing out his tunes with exquisite usage of horns, winds and strings. I’m not quite sure how Nolte has flown under my radar until now, but this is one of the best Austin records of 2018. $10. 8 p.m. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com.

Thursday: Courtney Marie Andrews at Mohawk indoor. “May Your Kindness Remain,” released in March on the Fat Possum label, has been one of 2018’s most acclaimed country releases, no surprise to those who have been following this 27-year-old singer-songwriter’s rise since her teen years. From early collaborations with Jimmy Eat World and Damien Jurado through five previous albums, Andrews has captivated listeners with a voice that recalls country and rock legends such as Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. On the new album and 2016’s “Honest Life,” she’s also proven to be one of the most promising writers in contemporary Americana music. Thomas Csorba and Jordan Moser open. $12-$14. 9 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.

Carrie Rodriguez continues her monthly “Laboratorio” series at Cactus Cafe on Wednesday. Contributed/Sarah Wilson

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • JFF, XI, Progressive Overload at Mohawk indoor
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Chris Gage at El Mercado Backstage
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Brad Stivers, Blue Monday Band, James Bullard at Antone’s
  • Chuck Fleming & the Sadlands, Cold Jackets, Texas Tycoons at Sam’s Town Point
  • Jonesin’, Presto Chango at C-Boy’s
  • George Carver at Sam’s Town Point

Tuesday

  • Gene Loves Jezebel at Elysium
  • Remo Drive, Field Medic, Beach Bunny at Barracuda
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog, Gladie, Daphne Tunes at Mohawk indoor
  • Andrew Nolte CD release, David Grissom at Saxon Pub
  • James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s
  • Henry + the Invisibles at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

  • Carrie Rodriguez Laboratorio at Cactus Cafe
  • Alesia Lani, Trouble in the Streets, Electrik Ants at Parish
  • Darling West, Prescriptions, Brendan Bond at Mohawk indoor
  • James McMurtry at Continental Club
  • Dixie Chicks tribute with Lola Tried, Kathryn Legendre at Hotel Vegas
  • Texas Radio Live with the Mrs., Cari Hutson at Guero’s
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Barbara Nesbitt at Threadgill’s North
  • Flyin’ A’s at El Mercado Backstage
  • Rochelle & the Sidewinders at One-2-One Bar

Thursday

  • Alice in Chains, Starbenders at ACL Live (sold out)
  • Roxy Roca CD release, Casper Rawls at Continental Club
  • Unplugged at the Grove with Mobley at Shady Grove
  • Night Glitter, Little Mazarn at Cactus Cafe
  • Star Parks, Altamesa, Belcurve at Hotel Vegas
  • Charlie Faye & the Fayettes single release at Antone’s
  • March & Beauty video release, Maryann, Sherry, Belle Sounds at Empire
  • Muscadine Bloodline, Brandon Ray, Jordan Fletcher at Stubb’s indoor
  • Patrice Pike, Lee Roy Parnell, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • ShugaRee’s House Party, Scott H. Biram at C-Boy’s
  • Alison Wedding at Parker Jazz Club

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