A Cowboy Christmas with Sam Platts & The Kootenai Three, Acuff & Sherfey

When: Sat., Dec. 21, 8 p.m. 2013

Coeur d’Alene’s Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three aren’t afraid to play real country — none of that pop-with-a-dash-of-twang stuff you’d hear on the radio. Instead, the act revs up old-school honky-tonk on a steel guitar, electric guitar, upright bass and drums. They join young country duo Colby Acuff and Justin Sherfey (the reigning U.S. NW Fiddle Champion) Saturday for a cowboy party downtown Spokane at Chateau Rive. Expect Platts’ group to perform many howlin’ numbers off their recently-dropped album, Sundown at Noon, along with sentimental Christmas favorites.

Laura Johnson

Price: $10