This May, progressive, improv-happy Newgrass ensemble Cornmeal released Slow Street, its first album in nine years. The full-length came after the 15-year-old Chicago-based crew reconfigured its lineup; new members include drummer Drew Littell, guitarist Scott Tipping (from Backyard Tire Fire) and fiddler Phil Roach (Giving Tree Band). Guided by founding members Chris Gangi (bass) and Wavy Dave Burlingame (banjo), Slow Street retains Cornmeal’s broad eclecticism, which effortlessly fuses Bluegrass with a wide range of Americana and Folk styles, as well as Rock, Reggae and whatever else strikes the members’ fancy.
9 p.m. Thursday. Free. Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Columbia Tusculum, facebook.com/stanleys.pub.