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The Story of The Hag


Date: February 6, 2019
7:30 pm
Cost: $25
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Bassano Community Hall
610 2 Avenue Rd
Bassano, AB
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Be  part  of  a  special  evening  dedicated  to  one  of  the  greatest  artists  in  country  music  history  –  Merle  Haggard.

In  “The  Story  of  The  Hag”,  JUNO-nominated  singer,  Jess  Lee,   will  take  you  on  a  journey  through  Haggard’s  incredible  life  and  times  through  stories  and  songs.  With  an  incredible  career  spanning  six  decades,  Haggard  rose  from  poverty  and  prison  to  international  fame  through  his  songs  about  outlaws,  underdogs,  the heartbroken  and  the  hard-living.  Haggard  wrote  songs  for  the  working  class  to  drink  to,  dance  to,  and  cry  to.  He  notched  40  No.  1  hits  including  ”Working  Man  Blues”,  “Mama  Tried”,  “Silver  Wings”  and  one  of  the  most  famous  country  songs  of  all  time,  “Okie  From  Muskogee”.

The  show  also  includes  the  stories  from  Haggard’s  life  that  echo  the  songs  he  sang;  he  was  born  poor,  raised  in  a  converted  railway  boxcar  and  turned  21  in  prison  before  turning  his  life  around  to  become  a  country  music  hero.  “The  Story  of  The  Hag  “  is  a  must-see  for  Haggard  fans  and  music  fans  alike.

Part of the 2018-2019 Bassano Arts Council Annual Concert Series.

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