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Smooth Hound Smith looks terribly under-qualified to be making as big a sound as it does. I mean, c'mon, it's a duo, for chrissakes. The Nashville duo — multi-instrumentalist Zack Smith and singer-percussionist Caitlin Doyle — plays it mean, but stops shy of murder. With the guitar dished out dirty over a big bass drum pounding on the one, it's the sweet, sweet harmonies that give it salvation and a harmonious, honky-tonk, bluesy lift.

Smooth Hound Smith plays Tuesday, April 11, at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 8 p.m. $8. abilenebarandlounge.com; smoothhoundsmith.com.

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