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Come out, come out

Concert benefits Outreach Denton

Outreach Denton, a resource for the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied community, will host a National Coming Out Day concert today.

Folk artist Justin Roth from Fort Collins, Colo., will perform at 7 p.m. today at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the founding church of Outreach Denton.

Roth makes down-to-earth, story-oriented folk music that betrays the singer-songwriter’s rural American roots — or at least his admiration for rural landscapes and workaday virtues. Picking the acoustic guitar finger-style, Roth spins stories about the down and out, the shaken up and the silly (“Dead Horse Trampoline” is both macabre and funny). Fans of Bon Iver will notice a kinship with Roth, given Roth’s still-waters-run-deep sound.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation. The fellowship is located at 1111 Cordell St.

Sounds like: John Denver without all the layers of earnestness. Pretty guitar melodies and a sweet tenor make for quiet stuff.

— Lucinda Breeding