The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced its next major exhibition with events at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and the museum’s Ford Theater in Nashville. The exhibit, Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock, will open Sept. 30 for a nearly three-year run. Western Edge will examine the LA-based singers, songwriters and musicians who created and shaped the musical fusion known as country-rock.
It will survey the rise of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco, Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt and the next generation – who found success by merging rock & roll rhythms and attitude with country and bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies.
Western Edge’s opening weekend will include two special concerts in the museum’s CMA Theater in Nashville: Los Angeles Country-Rock in Concert – Friday, Sept. 30. Performers include Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Herb Pedersen and a house band led by John Jorgenson with JayDee Maness, Steve Duncan and Mark Fain.
Desert Rose Band – Sunday, Oct. 2. For the first time in more than a decade, the Desert Rose Band will reunite for a special concert.
Thanks to JPM for the info.