Tag Archives: Merle Haggard

AMA Honors Isbell, Stapleton, Harris & Crowell

In you didn’t have the good fortune to get to Nashville for the Americana Music Festival, you missed out on many things including the Wednesday night’s Award show. I just wanted to salute the winners that night: Album of the … Continue reading

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July Desk Clearing: Bowie, Flamin’ Groovies, Black Oak Arkansas & Porter Wagoner

So the big music news this week probably is the announcement that Bruce Springsteen is releasing a companion CD to accompany the publication of this autobiography Born To Run on Sept. 27. The CD, entitled Chapter and Verse, is an … Continue reading

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Go See Here In L.A. Feb. 3-6 (the Jonny Two Bags/Blinddog Smokin’ edition)

This is a quick, perhaps abbreviated run-down of the week’s shows, but don’t let that stop you. Wed. 2/3 Top Show(s): Two music legends (country or otherwise) Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard share the bill at the Saban Theater. Stephen … Continue reading

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Monday Mourning: Otis Clay, Red Simpson & David Bowie

The past few days have seen much sadness in the music world with the deaths of Otis Clay, Red Simpson and David Bowie. Blue Hall of Famer Otis Clay passed away on Friday Jan. 8passed at 73. Clay was best … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Dec. 1-6 (the Kinky/Shuggie edition)

Although I am still groggy from Thanksgiving-ing, I wanted to alert you all to what music is happening this weekend. Tues. 12/1 Top Show(s): Corb Lund not only has one of the great band names – the Hurtin’ Albertans – … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Van Morrison, Lou Reed and the Carter Families

The first Velvet Underground album I bought was an odd MGM repackaging of White Light/White Heat. It was cool, mysterious and a little bit frightening for a Midwestern teen. Loaded, however, was my second VU album and the one that … Continue reading

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My Guide To Stagecoach

If I were going to Stagecoach this weekend, here are the acts that I would try to catch. Some are obvious – Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, ZZ Top, Hot Rize, Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert. And some not so – … Continue reading

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