George Jones is the greatest country musician alive today. He's amazingly prolific (I stopped counting his releases at 75), and, like Hank Williams, Jones sings hard; emotion just pours out of him. This guy has lived a tough life—76 years of booze and drugs and heartbreak—and his aching voice pulls at your heart. You know he means it when he sobs: "Well, one more drink of wine/then if you're still on my mind/one drink, just one more—and then another." (Paramount, 911 Pine St, 628-0888. 7:30 pm, $44–$55, all ages.)

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