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James McMurtry with Bonnie Whitmore

300-G East Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Dates: April 14, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Price: $25
The New York Times Magazine’s cover story “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going” (Sunday, March 12) prominently features a four-page spread focusing on James McMurtry’s “Copper Canteen,” from his 2015 release Complicated Game. The author points directly to the song’s frequently quoted opening line as a representative passage in McMurtry’s work: “Honey, don’t you be yelling at me while I’m cleaning my gun.”