As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.
It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more
Wednesday through Sunday
Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin
9 p.m. Sunday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson Ave.
Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr
8 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western Ave.