Jorma Kaukonen

7 & 9 p.m. • Dakota Jazz Club • $35-$42

On this year’s “Ain’t in No Hurry,” his third album for St. Paul’s Red House Records, Kaukonen sounds casual and comfortable, interpreting classics like “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” and spinning long-winded original yarns like “Bar Room Crystal Ball.” On record, he’s joined by former Dylan guitarist Larry Campbell and his longtime Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna collaborator Jack Casady.Jon Bream

 

Scotty McCreery

8 p.m. • Treasure Island Casino • $32-$42

The last “American Idol” champ to have any commercial impact, McCreery is carving out a nice little career in country music. His chart performance — both albums and singles — won’t threaten Carrie Underwood’s post-“Idol” success. But with his deep voice, likable, aw-shucks personality and modest radio exposure, McCreery, 21, will have a solid run on the casino circuit. J.B.