“We Don’t Have Real Country Music Anymore”

May 23, 2016 By Roger Crane, the Song Scout My title is a quote by the marvelous country singer Loretta Lynn (who, at 83, is still recording). The complete quote is “We don’t have real country music anymore. Today, it’s more or less a pop sound. I think somebody will probably save it. They’re going… Read More “We Don’t Have Real Country Music Anymore”

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Record Rack: Little Lonely, Michael and The Lonesome Playboys

LA Saves Country  By Brian Arsenault Who would have thought that some offbeat, funky musicians based in the City of Angels would save heartland American Country Music?  Really.  Pop crap slid over from rock ‘n roll and migrated to Country in recent years. Someone needed to save it. I’m aware of the current nomenclature of… Read More Record Rack: Little Lonely, Michael and The Lonesome Playboys

Live Music: Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson at the Greek Theatre

By Mike Finkelstein On Friday night the Greek Theatre audience was treated to an appealing and rather rare double bill of legendary country singer/songwriters Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson.  The format called for Haggard’s band, the Strangers, to back both men as they swapped songs for an hour and forty-five minutes.   Given the wealth of top… Read More Live Music: Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson at the Greek Theatre