Fat Possum Records, the uppity little label from Oxford, Miss., is home to some of the truest American music alive today: raw, reckless, ragged and right. On Sunday, June 21 (that’s right, Father’s Day), the Grey Eagle offers a phat dose of greasy roadkill, one of only two North Carolina stops for the Eye Scratchers and Ball Kickers tour. Four acts, $15, and a night of music you won’t soon forget:
• Hasil Adkins: (See accompanying story.)
• Robert Cage: A former mechanic from Woodville, Miss., with a stinging guitar and a voice like sandpaper candy, rough as it is sweet.
• T-Model Ford: With Spam, the drummer. (See accompanying story.)
• Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early: Party blues from Natchez, Miss. Williams is a guitar-slinging belter, with a roadhouse voice that’ll rattle the Budweiser right out your hand. Early’s drumming is part martial, part tribal — but all get-off-your-ass thumping — while his harp blowing is train-a’-comin’ cool.
Show time is 9 p.m.