Courtney Marie Andrews
Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; Fri., 9 p.m., $12.
Americana artist Courtney Marie Andrews celebrates the release of her new album, “May Your Kindness Remain,” Friday at the Black Cat. The record, also out Friday, is a mix of stark country songs and soulful, twangy rockers — all driven by the Arizona native’s distinctive (and impressive) voice.
Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW; Sat., 9 p.m., $15-$18.
Portland, Ore.-based Fruition has often been called a bluegrass band, but on fifth studio album “Watching It All Fall Apart,” released last month, the group’s sonic palette has expanded well beyond that traditional style. There are straight-ahead rock songs, country-ish ballads, upbeat pop songs and plenty of soul — including the highlight “I Should Be (On Top of the World),” which acts as a showcase for co-lead singer Mimi Naja.