Wrote a Song for EVERYONE

Longtime Texas-based singer-songwriter Eric Taylor is the ultimate “songwriter’s songwriter,” a blessing and a curse that brings as much certain praise is it does the seemingly attendant inevitable obscurity. And that’s all right, since Taylor’s inventive mix of storytelling and savvy tunes might be a little too “real” for pop audiences. A much-in-demand performer throughout Europe, the Emmy-nominated Taylor has released nine critically lauded albums and had his tunes covered by the likes of Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, Mudville Music Room, St. Nicholas, $15, raylewispresents.com.