Jeff Bridges and The Abiders

For the past decade or so, Jeff Bridges has been living a boyhood dream. After learning to play guitar from his brother Beau, the actor spent his teenage years jamming with friends in garage sessions in Venice—a joy he hasn't given up. And while winning an Oscar for Best Actor in Crazy Heart was a career highlight, Bridges has spent a fair amount of time out on the road touring with his country folk band, the Abiders. Unlike other wannabe actor-come-singers, Bridges manages to toe the delicate line between a polished pro and grizzled troubadour—who else could say with a straight face that they made a record with producer extraordinaire T-Bone Burnett? Yet the 64-year-old loves the rigors of the road, which is more than we can say for many musicians half his age.

Thu., April 24, 8 p.m., 2014

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