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The Bakersfield Sound

Sunday, Jun 15 9:00a

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with Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country

The working-class city of Bakersfield, California, gave birth to an exciting, raw-edged style of country music that enjoyed tremendous popularity in the 1960s and continues to resonate with musicians and fans today. Buck Owens and Merle Haggard were the most successful exponents of the Bakersfield Sound, with its piercing electric guitars, unsweetened barroom feel, and honest, down-to-earth songs.

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Merle Haggard
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A country music legend who epitomized the drifter persona and is considered perhaps the genre's greatest songwriter. ~ Rovi
Buck Owens
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Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. (August 12, 1929–March 25, 2006), better known as Buck Owens, was an American singer and guitarist who had 21 number one hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band, the Buckaroos....
California Country
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When it comes to ultra-smooth, virtuosic bluegrass, there are few bands in the class of California. Led by fiddler Byron Berline and flatpicking guitarist Dan Crary, the quintet radiates with instrumental brilliance....
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Country Music Hall of Fame
222 Fifth Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 416-2001
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