February 29, 2012
Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson 09-24-2011 @ Little Creek Casino Shelton WA.
So, I have to say that Merle Haggard is My all time favourite Country legend! I have seen Him live 7 or 8 times. I will always go out of my way to see this Legend! On this particular September night, He was playing with another Country Legend, Kris Kristofferson, right down Highway 101 from me in Shelton! It was only $40, and I had no date, but I left on a whim and got my ticket at the door! I grabbed a couple of cocktails and headed for the stage! I landed front and center about 10 rows back from the stage! The sound was the best I have ever heard Him! I was able to shoot a pile of cool videos that night, and suck in this awesome music of a Generation! He did not disappoint! Go Merle! Here is set list that is close to matching what I saw that night. Give or take a couple of tracks becaise nobody is perfect!
Shipwrecked in the Eighties (Kris) Dedicated to the troops
I had a Beautiful Time (Show Opener) One of my favourites!
Misery and Gin (Merle)
I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink (Merle)
California Blues (Yodel No. 4) (Merle)
The Pilgrim, Chapter 33 (Kris)
Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) (Kris)
White Line Fever (Merle)
Mama Tried (Merle)
I wish I was 30 Again (Merle) Very cute lyrics
Working in Tennessee (Merle) brilliant new fiddle song
Today I Started Loving You Again (Merle)
Here Comes That Rainbow Again (Kris)
They’re Tearin’ the Labour Camps Down (Merle)
Kern River (Merle)
Help Me Make It Through the Night (Kris)
Pretty When It’s New (Merle)
The Silver Tongued Devil and I (Kris)
Darby’s Castle (Kris)
The Way I Am (Merle)
Running Kind (Merle)
Me and Bobby McGee (Kris)
I take a lot of Pride in what I am (Merle)
Footlights (Merle) One of the best! Another Favourite!
If We Make It Through December (Merle)
Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver) (Merle)
The Fightin’ Side of Me (Merle)
From Here to Forever (Kris)
Okie From Muskogee (Merle) with extra verse by Kris very clever
Sunday Morning Coming Down (Kris)
Why Me (Kris) The final song! No curtain call needed!
Merle is great to see Live every time! Smile Merle!