Words & Deeds

Outlaw country singer Cody Jinks to perform in Boise on Wednesday

What is country authenticity? Being raised on a ranch? Driving an American-made pickup? Cody Jinks grew up in Texas, but he fronted a thrash-metal band for several years before he found his current calling: outlaw country-rock. But the dude’s voice, well — it’s just so real. Jinks’ 2016 album, “I’m Not the Devil,” debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. He performed on “Conan” last month. His latest release is a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” filled with pedal steel. It’s like Merle Haggard hanging out with Roger Waters — trippy but organic.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22. TicketWeb. $25 day of show. Opening: Paul Cauthen, Ward Davis.