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On Ruthie and the Wranglers’ second effort, Life’s Savings, Ruth Logsdon’s tone effectively captures the maudlin sentiments of ballads such as “Thinkin’ and Drinkin’.” Nonetheless, this Maryland cowgirl sounds much more comfortable with the brisk honky-tonk pop and rockabilly that occupies most of the disc. On songs from these genres, be they Logsdon originals or covers of Loretta Lynn and Billy Hancock, the singer’s smooth, friendly drawl more confidently melds with guitarist Phil Mathieu’s country twangin’ and ’50s rock riffing. On the CD’s catchiest number, “He’s a Honky Tonk Man,” Logsdon lyrically one-ups Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” when she follows her title phrase with the line “but he wants to be a honky tonk woman.” At 10:30 p.m. at the Metro Cafe, 1522 14th St.NW. $7. (202) 518-7900. (Steve Kiviat)