He feels all right, does , as evinced on his fine new rocking country album, I Feel Alright, out now on Transatlantic.
Sun, Mon 7pm, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W12 (0171-740 7474)
The Divine Comedy
Widely touted eccentric pop routine. Self-regarding enough to be next year's Pulp.
Tue, Jug of Ale, Birmingham (0121-643 6103), Weds, Hop and Grape, Manchester (0161-832 1111)
Moody, inward, Canadian yet strangely elegant songwriter without obvious precedent. Elvis Costello rates him, as does Richard Thompson, whom Ron supports at the Albert Hall on Wednesday.
Mon & Thur 8.30pm, Borderline, London WC2 (0171-734 2095)Reuse content