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Hank Williams, who died on New Year’s Day 1953, remains a seminal figure in American music. Though he died before reaching 30, his short career produced such classics as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Lovesick Blues,” and “Jambalaya.” Rock, folk, and country artists of all stripes have recorded Williams’ songs. Tonight’s concert is a Hank Williams Tribute and features some of the best local and national folk-roots talent such as Robin and Linda Williams, and John Starling. The evening will take a round-robin format, with every act getting its turn in the spotlight and being backed by the others. Supporting everyone will be a “house band” consisting of Bill Kirchen (guitars), Marcy Marxer (guitar, mandolin), Dave Giegerich (lap steel), Mark Shatz (bass), and Mike Stein (fiddle). Certainly must-see country for fans of Hank Williams; for those who are not yet, it’s a chance to get started. At 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $17.50. (703) 549-7500 (Ken Roseman)