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As a teenager in the ’50s, Jesse Yawn was supposed to sing only the Lord’s music. But against his parents’ wishes, he spent late nights in roadhouses or with his ears glued to the radio while boss jocks spun blues storytellers and uptown “sepia Sinatras.” Forty years later—after stints with gospel groups, countless sit-ins with soul greats, showbiz horror stories, and daytimes spent running a construction business—Yawn has finally documented his learning on his debut CD, Forever More. While his gutbucket cuts are just OK, it’s the classy ballads that allow this 61-year-old Baltimorean to show the still-extant passion of his baritone. With Swedish-born local Robert Lighthouse, who pays homage to Delta picking and Jimi Hendrix’s softer side on his debut, Drive-Thru Love, at 6:30 p.m. at Twist & Shout, 4800 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $8. (301) 652-3383. (Steve Kiviat)