And then there are the headliners, Swedish/bluegrass girl group Abalone Dots, named after those fretboard dots on stringed instruments. The Scandinavian Dixie Chicks? That remains to be seen, but their sweet, high harmonies will hit the spot after Cleavess melancholy and sometimes wry vocals and exemplary Texas storytelling.
Cleaves and the Dots begin at 8 p.m. at Swallow Hill, 71 East Yale Avenue; for tickets, $15 to $21, go to www.swallowhillmusic.org or call 303-777-1003.
Sat., July 25, 8 p.m., 2009