Charlie Mars has friends in high places. We’re talking Dixie Chicks here.

Martie Maguire, the feisty fiddler in the Dixie Chicks, and Mars are old buds from Austin, Texas. She even sat in on the track “Nothing but the Rain” on Mars’ latest, Blackberry Light.

Mars and Maguire will bring their camaraderie on stage tonight at the Pour House, where they’ll be joined by locals Matt MacKelcan and the Luke Cunningham Band.

This is not Mars’ first time in Charleston. However, most of his gigs prior didn’t host full bands, but that won’t be the case this time around. He’ll also play a more intimate set at Billy Reid on King St. from 6:30-7:00.

Mars will head out of Charleston for stops in Atlanta, where Cunningham will join him, and Nashville, just to name a few. He’ll also be hitting the road in support of Citizen Cope and the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

The Pour House doors will open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $17.