Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will host Saskatchewan-born, Brooklyn-based folk troubadour Ana Egge Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Egge is no run-of-the-mill alt-country singer. Using distinctive production and rock-based chord progressions, Egge has made a name for herself as a Gillian Welch figure with a rocker attitude. Her recent 12-song record “Bad Blood,” produced by “Treme” star Steve Earle, gives new life to the folk genre. Egge has toured and shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Ralph Stanley, John Prine, Ron Sexsmith, Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, Iris Dement, Richard Thompson, George Jones and many more.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at unitymaine.org. Next up at the Centre is Goitse (pronounced GWI-cha), a five member Irish trad band, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. ($15); for more information, call 948-7469 or visit the Centre website.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.