Tag Archives: Merle Haggard

Sturgill vs The ACM

I’m not sure whose side to take on this one.  Sturgill Simpson, in a long Facebook post is calling out the Academy of Country Music for naming an award after Merle Haggard. In the post, Sturgill goes on record by writing: I find it utterly disgusting the way everybody on Music Row is coming up […]

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Merle Haggard playlist

No need for new music on what is normally New Music Friday.  Instead I recommend listening to Merle Haggard.  Want to know about his life?  Listen to the music.  Like all great artists, Merle wrote about his life experiences and it slowly becomes apparent that parts of Merle’s life may reflect on  your own.  There […]

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AARP member music venue

When the Saturday Night Live character, Stefon turns 50, I can imagine him raving about the Saban Theatre.   “Beverly Hills hottest club has everything, (insert Yelp reviews), “classic, old-school movie palace”, ” bartenders that make up their own drink prices” “bathroom on the first floor that only allows one person a a time”That guy from Chicago, […]

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Get Out…to Stagecoach

With Coachella finally out of the way, it’s now time to focus on Country Coachella aka Stagecoach.  Just like Coachella, the headliners aren’t necessarily the most interesting performers to see at this festival so with that in mind and now that the set times are posted, here is a potential strategy to see some worthwhile […]

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Favorite Drinking Songs

The cool thing about drinking songs is that no music style has the patent on the right way to create the perfect drinking song. Hip Hop to Country to Rock they all have created some memorable songs. I know St. Patrick’s Day is about more than just drinking so let’s just say it’s a coincidence […]

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Country and Rock Halls

Garth Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and I realized that despite the huge influence that country has on rock music it is barely a footnote in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.  Jimmie Rogers and Jerry Lee Lewis were inducted in 1986. Hank Williams was inducted at the event in […]

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Weekend In LA

Good news.  Music icons are coming to LA this weekend.  Bad news.  Both shows are on Saturday.   Good news.  Either show you go to will be a winner. This Saturday night legendary slide guitar player Bonnie Raitt  plays at The Greek Theatre (I hear she was a pretty good voice too). Legendary gospel singer […]

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Weekend In LA

Do you have $20?  If so, you can find some great music this weekend. In case you’ve got unlimited time, a love of indie music and patience for hipsters, this weekend is made especially for you. The Culture Collide Festival is  four days of music planned throughout the Echo Park area.  A pretty amazing deal […]

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