Smart Bets: Leon Redbone

"Though Leon Redbone's iconic guise of white fedora, jacket and sunglasses has been thoroughly satirized (anybody remember the “Leon Redbone workout” Far Side cartoon?), it’s easy to overlook what a genuinely gifted artist he remains — a role he inevitably tries to downplay," says press for Redbone's Saturday, May performance at The Altamont Theatre. The singer and guitarist specializes in interpretations of early 20th-century music, like jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley classics. He's released more than a dozen albums and created music for TV and film, including a duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Zooey Deschanel for Elf. 8 p.m. $25/$30.

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