Tag Archives: Willie Nelson

The time I drove across the Cascade Mountains and the ‘Red Headed Stranger’ rode shotgun

I recently made a long, solo drive from Seattle over the Cascade Mountains, and I found a great road trip companion: Willie Nelson’s “Red Headed Stranger.” In Eastern Washington and Oregon on my way to the Columbia River Gorge the … Continue reading

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Seven things you may not know about the life and music of country legend Merle Haggard

With songs like “Tulare Dust” and “They’re Tearing the Labor Camps Down” Haggard – like Guthrie – captured in simple lyric and melody the same sentiments reflected in the prose of John Steinbeck about the struggles of migrant workers. Continue reading

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