Massachusetts-based trio Rusty Belle makes music that fits loosely under the category of folk-rock, but tends to defy genre. A number of different elements come into play in Rusty Belle's music, from the blues to 60's folk to old-time country, and it's apparent that this band has combined a wide range of influences to create something new. Rusty Belle has played and recorded alongside noteworthy artists such as Peter Mulvey, The David Wax Museum, and The Low Anthem, and are gaining well-deserved attention for their recently released album "Common Courtesy."
Rusty Belle performs on Saturday, February 8, 9:30 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $5. abilenebarandlounge.com.