Gram InterNational V: Petition to Induct Gram Parsons into the Country Music Hall of Fame feat. James Scott Bullard And the Late Night Sweethearts, Harmondale, Walter Egan And the Burritos, Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels, Donna Frost, The Devious Angels, Chris James And the Gram Band, Rich Mahan and the Cocktail Heroes & Bob Buchanan
The amount of top-tier music that country-rock singer Gram Parsons made during his lifetime isn’t large — The Flying Burrito Brothers’ 1969 The Gilded Palace of Sin and Parsons’ solo albums GP and Grievous Angel are his best work, with such isolated moments as “Older Guys” and “Wild Horses,” from The Burritos’ 1970 full-length, Burrito Deluxe, adding to the singer’s legacy.These days, Parsons’ reputation may not be quite as high as it was when a generation of post-punk fans made the connection between Bakersfield-style country and the nervous sound of such Burritos classics as “Christine’s Tune” and “Hot Burrito #2.”It doesn’t matter — Parsons was indeed a genius songwriter, if not as technically accomplished a country singer as, say, Wynn Stewart. Dubbed Gram InterNational V Nashville, tonight’s show features Walter Egan, Chris James and the Gram Band, The Devious Angels, and other Parsons acolytes.
Douglas Corner Cafe
Show: 6:00 PM
Journalist Bob Kealing will also be on hand to sign copies of "Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons & the Roots of Country Rock."