by Gabe Meline
We admit it: we listened to Jay-Z’s song “Glory,” about his new baby, on repeat in the office when it went online on Monday. And how could we not? It’s rare to hear a rap star express gratitude, amazement and elation, but then again, folk artists like Will Kimbrough, hell, they’ve been doing it for years. Take Kimbrough’s “Three Angels,” an ode to his wife and daughters, which is basically the same thing as “Glory” (without the crying baby samples) or “A Couple Hundred Miracles,” which obliges life’s many blessings. Taking a break from playing with Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris, Kimbrough shows he knows the important things in life on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Studio E. Address provided with tickets, Sebastopol. 8pm. $25. www.northbaylive.com.