All Blog Posts Tagged 'Haggard' (24)

Dan Bern in "The American Venice"

On Thursday, May 8, Dan Bern - resplendent in a circa-1979 Pittsburgh Pirates cap, with 75 of his best friends - turned up the heat at Club Cafe on the hottest night that Pittsburgh has enjoyed since last fall. There's a set list, scrawled in purple ink on the back of discarded credit card receipts. But rather than tell you about the songs, I'm going to describe how it felt to watch the peripatetic troubajoyeur spin his silky tales and elicit lusty sing-a-longs.

First, my…


Added by Pete on May 9, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Lone Justice - This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 (Album Review)

Much bootlegged, these landmark early studio recordings by Lone Justice are finally given an official release.

By December 1983, performing their swashbuckling fusion of punk and country, Lone Justice were consistently playing ‘sold out’ sets in L.A.’s numerous rock clubs. That month Maria McKee (lead vocal, guitar), Ryan Hedgecock (guitar, backing vocal), Marvin Etzioni (bass, backing vocal) and Don Heffington (drums) hunkered down in Suite 16 Studios in…


Added by Folk Villager on April 13, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Dreams Do Come True

Central Valley born and bred Gary Tackett's DREAM as a 10 year old was to "play guitar on a Merle Haggard record". "That was my only dream". "Not to be a policeman, fireman, or doctor, but to be a sideman for Merle Haggard (Be one of the Strangers featuring Norm Hamlett, Roy Nichols, Mark Yeary, Biff Adams, Jimmy Belkin, Tiny Moore). Gary's dream came true on October 16th 1989 when Merle's keyboardist Mark Yeary called…


Added by Gary Tackett on November 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

I like everything but....

 “‘Cause I think what they’ve done is well worth doin’

And they’re doin’ it the best way that they can

You’re the only one that you are screwin’

When you put down what you don’t understand.”

— Kris Kristofferson, from “If you don’t like Hank Williams”

When I’m getting to know a new person, a question I sometimes like to ask is “What kind of music do you like?”

The most common response I get is something to the effect of “I like just about everything. ...” It…


Added by Michael Carley on October 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Warner E. Hodges chats with Otis Gibbs

Jason and the Scorchers' guitarist talks with Otis about growing up on an Army base in Germany, his musical parents, seeing Merle Haggard as a kid, moving to Nashville in 1973, playing in his parent's band, seeing The Ramones and The Police at the Exit In, his first guitar, touring with Bob Dylan, meeting Jason Ringenberg,…


Added by Otis Gibbs on September 25, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Gas Money, all torn, frayed & Untethered - Interview with Fred Stucky

1.0 – What is it about rock & roll that makes people feel good?

For me its the feeling I got when I heard Lou Reed “Walk On The Wild Side” on the radio when i was a boy has never really gone away. It made me love rock so much. I was…


Added by Artists Talking Shop on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

45 RPM Goes Up The Country, Honoring Connie Smith @ Douglas Corner 11/7/2012

For those who believe real country music has fled Nashville, the recent CMA Awards would do little to ease your notion. Bombast, smoke, lasers and lots of the arena rock are the anti-thesis of steel-soaked, fiddle-laced songs built on melody, submerged in big emotions and turned with hooks that can’t be forgotten.

But for the true believers and in-the-knowers, a handful of insiders and old school players have conjured 45 RPM,  a last Wednesday of every month celebration of classic…


Added by Holly Gleason on November 8, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Alan Jackson: 30 Miles West, and Movin'

“So here I am on my stool tonight

Yeah, I’m practicing for the afterlife,

Cause when I’m nothing but a pile of bones

I’m gonna come back as a country song.”

“I meet a lot of teenagers,” Alan Jackson says. “It’s surprising how many like real classic country music… They go out and find it, even if they can’t hear it on the radio. They know.”

He pauses for a moment, half- laughs. He’s been here before.

“It’s funny,”…


Added by Holly Gleason on May 30, 2012 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

CD Review: "Tear the Woodpile Down" - Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart's music is everything country should be.

The minute I put his just-released album "Tear the Woodpile Down" into my player, I felt as if I had come home. There's something about the instrumentation -- especially the lush steel guitar, banjo and of course Stuart's crisp, yet twangy emotion-laden vocals, that touched my heart.

I'm not a truck driver, don't regularly have lonely times, and am not searching for love, so why is it that I could easily imagine…


Added by Nancy Dunham on April 24, 2012 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard Together at L.A.'s Greek Theater

Very exciting music week last week, for sure. Topped off by the complete joy that is seeing Mr. Kris Kristofferson play live. If you've been introduced to me, you already know that he is my favorite. Always has been. So it was that I went off to the Greek Theater with my fellow Kris lover, Sweet D, for our third KK show together (!), this time in an evening with both Kris and Merle Haggard playing… Continue

Added by CJ Gronner on October 11, 2011 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

5 Shows to See in LA This Fall

1.Glen Campbell

Campbell, whose battle with Alzheimers sends him on a farewell tour, will be performing at Club Nokia on October 6.…


Added by Turnstyled, Junkpiled on September 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

LA Carmageddon Playlist

If you live in LA, the closing of the 405 is being talked about like the apocalypse. So here's some songs to listen to whilst hiding in your house this weekend.

Carmageddon Songs...

Guy Clark "LA Freeway" "If I could just get off of this LA freeway without gettin' killed or caught..."



The Byrds "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"…


Added by Turnstyled, Junkpiled on July 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

New York’s country and roots music community on one CD for the first time

A review of the new CD sampler by Neville Elder

When I was kid stuck out in a small farming town in Somerset (that’s England y’all ). I discovered country music’s new wave watching ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ on the BBC. It was my own compilation record. I remember watching ‘Lone Justice’, ‘…


Added by Neville Elder on July 15, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Songs about Revolution and America

10 American songs to celebrate Independence day.


The Fightin' Side of Me by Merle Haggard "If you don't love it leave it."



"The Ballad of Ira Hayes" by Townes Van Zandt



Added by Turnstyled, Junkpiled on July 4, 2011 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Ten artists to see this summer (wherever you may be)

1. Guy Clark

I've been hearing rumors that Guy Clark isn't in the best of health. True or not, he will be appearing in the Texas area, Louisiana, Montana and all the way up north to Canada. One of the great Texas songwriters and best friend of the late Townes Van Zandt, Clark's influence on country music is prolific.

Tour schedule…


Added by Turnstyled, Junkpiled on July 2, 2011 at 12:00am — 14 Comments

CONCERT REVIEW: Kris Kristofferson & Marle Haggard (March 9, 2011 @ Fox Theater - St. Louis, MO)

I got to my seat a little later than I would have liked for last night’s Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson show. The two legends are on tour together, swapping stories and songs in an intimate stage setting in theaters.

I arrived in the middle of the first song of the night, Kristofferson’s “Shipwrecked in the 80’s”, which he dedicated mid-song to the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But what really tripped me up was the quality of Kristofferson’s voice.…


Added by Dirty Roots Radio on May 23, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Brooks & Dunn's Last Rodeo Ropes Merle Haggard for the Final Ride

Brooks & Dunn w Merle Haggard

Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

August 26, 2010

Brooks & Dunn came to represent the machined honky tonk of the post-Garth Brooks country explosion as much as any act that emerged in the ‘90s. But what that oversimplication missed as two men – both in their 30s when the record deal came – who had punched it out in icehouses, chicken-wire protected honky tonks and the occasional dance halls on their way to fame and… Continue

Added by Holly Gleason on August 27, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

The Mountains and The Trees - Music for the young at heart

I made this for you

By The Mountains and The Trees

Review by Doug Heselgrave

The Mountains and the Trees is really a young musician named Jon James who hails from Newfoundland’s Atlantic coast. A talented guitar player who has been blessed with a set of pipes that would send a seraphim into a fit of pique and jealousy, James plays the kind of music I’d want my kids to listen to if they ever moved and went off to… Continue

Added by doug heselgrave on June 14, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

"I Am What I Am" - Merle Haggard - A Review

Merle Haggard's newest CD in 5 years is a refreshing acoustic affair with a touch of pedal steel and some electric pickin'. I had to fight to get a finished copy, but it was well worth the fight. Haggard is a smart man sticking with what is tried and true. His band, The Strangers accompany him, in his studio, the California "Shade Tree Manor Studio". Reggie Young helps out on guitar, with Rob Ickes on Dobro.

Every song is a Hag written affair, except for one. Some of the songs have a… Continue

Added by Jim Moulton on May 5, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

More New Adds to the KWBC.FM Play List 4/22/10

Mark Wayne Glismer, Horse Opera, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Brand New Merle Haggard, Daryl Worley, Time Warp Cowhands.
The Old Buzzard

Added by The Old Buzzard on April 23, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments

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