The Byrds: Sweetheart of the Rodeo


 

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Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
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Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30pm

Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman along with country music legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Sweetheart of the Rodeo."

With one mighty swing of the axe, The Byrds changed the face of rock 'n' roll and country music alike with their sixth album, 1968's "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." Featuring a repertoire of country classics by the Louvin Brothers ("The Christian Life") and Merle Haggard ("Life in Prison"), as well as Depression-era ballads (Woody Guthrie's "Pretty Boy Floyd") and honky tonk weepers cut by George Jones ("You're Still on my Mind") as well as Dylan tracks, "You Ain't Got Nowhere" and "Nothing was Delivered", Sweetheart marks the first time an established rock band played authentic country music and subsequently became the group's most influential release. The album has proven to be a landmark, serving not only as a bluepring for Hillman's Flying Burrito Brothers, but also for the entire seminal 1970s Los Angeles country rock movement. The album was also influential on the outlaw country and new traditionalist movements, as well as the alternative country genre of the 1990s and 2000s.

The Byrds: Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Wednesday, 7:30 pm

Sep 26, 2018