2016 has been a tough year with the passing of so many of our heroes. We pay tribute to another of the greats on Thursday June 30th at Atwood’s Tavern with a celebration of the life and music of Merle Haggard. From early hits like “Mama Tried” and “Sing Me Back Home” to later career collaborations with fellow icons George Jones and Willie Nelson we’ll perform selections from throughout The Hag’s nearly six decade career. Authentic Bakersfield sound provided by local chicken picker extraordinaire Stan Martin and his band. Guests include Greg Klyma, Julie Rhodes, Chris Hersch, Susan Cattaneo, and many more.