Top weekend shows: Charlie Musselwhite, Zac Brown Band

Greg Kot

11:58 AM EST, November 18, 2011


Charlie Musselwhite: The great blues harpist is coming off a 2010 release, “The Well” (Alligator), that ranks with his strongest work. In a career that dates to the hard-scrabble 1960s Chicago scene, Musselwhite shows no sign of slowing down, 8 p.m. Friday at Space, 1245 Chicago Av., $20 and $35; evanstonspace.com.

Zac Brown Band: Here’s a country band with the rough edges left intact, veering into rock, bluegrass and jam-band territory with sharp songs and twangy vocals, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, Ill., $64.50, $59.50, $49.50, $29.50; searscentre.com.