Hailing from Alabama, quirky Taylor Hicks seemed like a long shot on the fifth season of “American Idol.” Remember? Simon Cowell was not impressed. But the likable, gray-haired singer won over the nation with his affinity for classic rock and blues. With the ability to play blues harmonica and strum a little guitar, Hicks bring more versatility and musicality to the stage than many “Idol” alums. Hicks fans — who like to call themselves his “soul patrol” — will be ready for a full-blown, interactive concert with sing-along opportunities.
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, John Brandt Performing Arts Theater, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $40-$48. 468-5500, nampaciviccenter.com.