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Just when you think the well of names for country- and roots-honoring rock music has run dry, along comes another one to stand alongside the likes of y'allternative, twangcore, and The latest is courtesy of Jostle Lee, a five-piece outfit based in Liberty, N.C. (a town known in my house both as the host of the late Rand Ole Opry and the halfway-to-the-zoo spot) that refers to their appealing blend of rock, country, and user-friendly blues as "general store rock." Led by married couple Scott and Jenny Spillman on guitar and bass respectively, Jostle Lee makes music that suggests the influence of other husband-and-wife pairings such as Buddy & Julie Miller and Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison. The band's upcoming debut offers abundant joys including "Honeybee Dance" (kind of The Gourds meet Slim Harpo, or with Jenny on vocals, Slimette Harpo), a cover of the Blood Orange's striking "Thief," and the catchy, um, general store rock songs "Lovesick" and "Wicked World." Jostle Lee plays The Cave on Friday, Feb. 21, and then joins the Chip Robinson-led Vibe Killers and others apparently to be named later at the Brewery on Saturday, Feb. 22, for night two of the eighth annual S.P.I.T.T.L.E. Fest. --Rick Cornell

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