Merle Haggard
Features // 6 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 11 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
News // 4 Articles

Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs
17 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM

Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.

Holding on to Hag: Remembering Merle Haggard 1937-2016
7 Apr 2016 // 4:05 AM

Merle Haggard died at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of authentic country music.


Getting Gone: David Cantwell's Take on the Iconic Merle Haggard
13 Oct 2013 // 8:30 PM

Merle Haggard's restlessness breaks him out of one prison and sends him towards another.


A Yarn-Spinning Tale about Country Music Legend Merle Haggard
12 May 2014 // 9:15 PM

David Cantwell writes from the heart and the results are, like the subject, highly unconventional and completely memorable.

Merle Haggard: 31 October 2013 - Carmel, IN
7 Nov 2013 // 11:00 PM

Haggard and his songs managed to leave a far greater impression than the over-the-top venue.


2015 Nelsonville Music Festival - 28-31 May, 2015 (Photos)
3 Jun 2015 // 1:00 AM

Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, and the Flaming Lips headed up another eclectic year at Ohio's Nelsonville Music Festival.


Merle Haggard, Prolific Country Music Outlaw, Dies at 79
7 Apr 2016 // 4:47 AM

Haggard’s scores of plain, rough-livin’ character songs made him a critics’ choice for one of the leading songwriters of his generation.

The Bakersfield Sound gets its due in Nashville exhibit
28 Mar 2012 // 6:34 AM

LOS ANGELES — Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and other pioneers of West Coast country music are getting a much-deserved salute in Nashville with an expansive new

//Mixed media

Gremlins and the Housewife in 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The house itself wants to pull the neurotic woman into its maw and absorb her whole as a literal housewife.

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