JUNIOR BROWN, THE STATE ROOM, Wednesday, May 15, 9 p.m., $23
While the "one of a kind" label is thrown around a bit too easily in the music world, Junior Brown certainly fits the bill. Let's start with his own invention, the "guit-steel," a double-necked guitar that allows Brown to quickly move between wicked steel-guitar licks and a more traditional six-string in a flash. Then there's his deep growl of a voice that fits perfectly with his honky tonk-meets-rockabilly songs. Throw in his cowboy hat and a wife, Tanya Rae, who plays a mean rhythm guitar, and you have a man with a distinct look and sound who will NEVER be confused for just another country pretty boy. The Hollering Pines, a local group made up of a couple Folka Dots (Marie Bradshaw and Kiki Jane Buehner), a Trapper (Dan Buehner) and guitar man Dylan Schorer, will open the show.