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D.T. Buffkin on Merle Haggard, Race and Every Song Ever Written

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In this way, Merle Haggard has written every kind of song there is. His ability to pare down a tune and lyrics to the perfect physique is what made Tin Pan Alley the monarchy it was in its heyday. He’s sick at guitar and he’ll be dead soon. Maybe his show at Whitewater will be shit, but it’s unlikely. And even if it could never match up to the glory of seeing The Hag do “Mama Tried” live in ’68, it’ll absolutely be better than just about every band in town.

*Considering the politics that Nashville and the country music industry have aligned themselves with in the past, you can’t blame folks for feeling like it’s racist, cracker music, although there is a great history of country music being staunchly anti-racist, independent-thinking and socially critical, if you look for it.

Merle Haggard feat. Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers

7pm (doors)
Sat, Mar 29
Whitewater Amphitheater
11860 FM 306 (New Braunfels)
(830) 964-3800

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