Joshua P. James’ songs could have been written yesterday or 60 years ago. With a tight, blazing rhythm section, those songs are let loose with a modern energy, free of gimmickry or signs of traditional Country tourism. The trio sells their soulful, gritty take with a straight-from-the-gut delivery, the early Folk/Country/Blues sound oozing forth effortlessly. James released his solo debut, As Long As I Am Tall, in 2010 and added the Paper Planes in early 2011, bringing them to Cincy for an appearance at last year’s MidPoint Music Festival within six months of playing together for the first time. For James and the Planes’ show Saturday, the group returns to the scene of that successful MPMF.11 show.
The performance is free and begins at 9 p.m.