If you need to be reminded that yes, life is, in fact, awesome and worth living, the Happy Lucky Combo is here. Featuring Barry Bless on accordion, bassist Dave Yohe and perhaps the greatest percussionist the city has ever produced in Pippin Barnett, the group embodies the zany, madcap reverie of Spike Jones and the Hoosier Hot Shots. It would be difficult if not downright impossible to nurture a bummer listening to these jocularity pushers. The Happy Lucky Combo has no time for morose inversion with a sound built around the simple idea of enjoying yourself to the fullest. The group brings its timeless vaudevillian musical comedy to Crossroads Coffee and Tea on Friday, July 25, at 8 p.m. Admission is free. crossroadsrva.com.
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