Los Angeles Times

6 P.M.

Friday 6 P.M. DON'T MISS MIKE NESS Anyone who thinks it strange to find the frontman for veteran O.C. punk band Social Distortion on the lineup for this festival obviously missed his two country-drenched solo albums in the '90s. It's no great leap from the outsider defiance of country kingpins Johnny Cash and Hank Williams to a rootsy punk rocker as perceptive as Ness. (Palomino, 6:25-7:25) CATCH IT IF YOU CAN TRISHA YEARWOOD Forget the Mrs. Garth Brooks association -- Yearwood established her ear for a great country song, and skill to deliver it with the requisite power or delicacy, long before he entered her life. (Tundra, 6:20-7:10) ALSO RISSI PALMER (pictured) One of a handful of African Americans active in country music, Palmer owns a sultry, smoky voice. (Mustang, 6-6:45) Diane Bondareff / Associated Press
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