Experience performances from an all-star lineup of musical luminaries associated with country-rock, along with torchbearers who have been influenced by the sounds and artists from the Los Angeles music scene.
Western Edge: Los Angeles Country-Rock in Concert, a performance celebrating the opening of the major exhibit, Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock, presented by City National Bank, will take place Friday, September 30, 7:00 PM CT, in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater.
Performers include Alison Brown (in tribute to California bluegrass), Kai Clark,Rodney Dillard (the Dillards), Jimmie Fadden, Rosie Flores, Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), Vince Gill, Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Chris Hillman (the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band), Rob Ickes, James Intveld, John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Wendy Moten (in tribute to Linda Ronstadt), Herb Pedersen (Desert Rose Band and instrumentalist for Linda Ronstadt, Gram Parsons and many more), Al Perkins, Denny Sarokin, and Watkins Family Hour. The house band will be led by Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson and includes JayDee Maness (steel guitar), Steve Duncan (drums), and Mark Fain (bass). More performers to be added.
Western Edge’s opening weekend concerts,
made possible in part by exhibit travel partner American Airlines
and program partner Academy of Country Music..
The exhibition Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock, presented by City National Bank, opens September 30, 2022, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.