Russell James Pyle has been gigging all over the damned country, rising up through the ranks, as it were, as he establishes himself as a singular and substantive voice in the realm of American music. Pyle’s rough-hewn voice, twangy guitar-picking tendencies and southern-fried musical arrangements are plaintive and authentic; he’s got that Levon Helm and the Band or Dylan as John Wesley Harding sound down, but adds to it with his own vision of life and longing. Pyle will perform music from his first solo effort, Rise, on Thursday, June 9, at Marble Brewery (111 Marble NW); he’ll be backed by Dry Heat, a backup outfit of legendary Burque sidemen. Asked about his new aural adventure, Pyle told Weekly Alibi, “I can relate to struggle more than any other experience. There is a lot of struggle in the natural world and I draw inspiration, hope and healing from it.” Catch a glimpse of Americana’s sometimes twisting, but always triumphant future for free, beginning at 7pm (21+).