If you missed country-rock singer Thad Cockrell's show at Raleigh's Pour House over Thanksgiving weekend, it's going to be a while before he plays around these parts again. That's because Cockrell is moving back to Nashville, concluding an 18-month sojourn in the Triangle that began when he moved back here in the summer of 2008. Once here, he put the finishing touches on his latest album "To Be Loved" -- a truly fantastic record that melds Cockrell's skill at country, pop and spirituals into an idiosyncratic package.
Now that "To Be Loved" is out, most of Cockrell's upcoming projects are happening in Nashville. So it made sense for him to relocate back to the 615 area code, and he's leaving the first week of January. But I'm gonna miss that boy. Hope he comes back soon.