Merle Haggard @ Wild Horse Pass Casino | Friday, September 21, 2012 We pity the grim reaper on the day he comes to collect the soul of Merle Haggard, because the iconic country musician won't be going anywhere without putting up a major fight. Without a speck of hyperbole, Haggard is a legitimate ... More >>
Over the last ten weekdays of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010.Today we look at the #9 show of the year, outlaw country legend Merle Haggard at Mesa Arts Center.
RJ and Diane providing old fashioned dance music at the American Legion.This is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: RJ and Diane at the American Legion Post #44 in Old Town Scottsdale. The look: Classic southwestern Americana. The smell: Red meat and veg ... More >>
Go to see a few country legends in concert and you begin to notice a strong correlation between the number of drinkin' songs in those artists' catalogs and the condition of the specimens on stage. George "No Show" Jones, for example, looked about how you'd expect a man who first had a hit in 1959 ... More >>
Sure, Latina pop sensations, Latino comic legends, and Canadian Indie bands, are upset with Arizona's crazy new immigration law, SB 1070. They're the usual suspects, right? You might, however, expect the "Okie From Muskogee" to be on board.Nope. Merle Haggard, the outlaw country star who made a lot ... More >>
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