John Waite

John Waite at the Belmont. If, like most listeners of a certain generation, you first heard John Waite as the singer for late-’70s English pop-rockers the Babys on radio staples such as “Every Time I Think of You” and “Isn’t It Time,” you probably wouldn’t have guessed that a quarter-century later, he’d be hanging in Nashville and writing a song called “Bluebird Cafe” about Music City’s legendary songwriter haven. He sought to further the country connection a few years ago when he dueted with Alison Krauss on a new version of his mid-’80s solo hit “Missing You.” Both of those tracks and many others are on his new collection “Best,” which prompted this current tour. $20-$25. 8 p.m. 305 W. Sixth St. thebelmontaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock

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