Concert preview: Eric Taylor

Joel Oliphint

Though Eric Taylor comes from the same Houston, Texas songwriter scene as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and Guy Clark, he never achieved the same level of notoriety as those artists, despite strongly influencing Lyle Lovett, who has covered Taylor's music. Taylor has the rugged, hard-worn voice you'd expect from such a biography, and it only enhances his sentimental, expertly written songs. Alone with an acoustic guitar is the ideal setup for watching this storyteller perform.(Safe bet)

Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza

8 p.m. Tuesday,

July 19

5601 N. High St.,