Monumental country music

  • Article by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 26, 2012 - 5:51 AM

REVIEW: Haggard and Kristofferson, a combined 150 years in age, can still hold a crowd in their palms.

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bizsmithJul. 26, 12 6:38 AM

To quote another commenter, about another concert, new country is just bad rock and roll with a fiddle. I wish I had been able to go to this concert.

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klmoonJul. 26, 12 8:08 AM

I was there and I have to say, that was one of the best concerts I have ever been to.

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junkie4musicJul. 26, 12 8:33 AM

If songwriting were an Olympic event, Merle and Kris have brought home the gold more times than Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz. Their music swims around in your head, lap after lap, and never tires. They carry the torch that lit the fire that made country cool.

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cks1950Jul. 26, 12 8:54 AM

I've had the good fortune to be at the Mystic concert back in Feb as well as last night's show at the State. Can't really disagree with the writer's view too much that last night's show probably was a little too business like, but good grief, merle still sings & plays so well after all these years, & is held in such high esteem by his fans, including me, that when he did engage in banter, the crowd ate it up. All in all, if you're a fan of "real country music", it was a pleasure to be there watching & listening to Haggard & Kristofferson. Two of a declining number of "real deals" left in the genre of country music.

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StansgirlJul. 26, 12 9:20 AM

Coming away from this concert completely exhausted with love and respect for these two icons.

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evldedJul. 26, 1212:23 PM

Two of the giants of MUSIC (not just country) and among my favorites. And this is from someone who doesn't really like country. They are national treasures.

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ChasmannJul. 26, 12 7:34 PM

Was a fantastic show! The only bad thing was, all the fools taking pictures with the phones, with the flash on. People, the flash on your phone is good for about 5 feet, so next time, shut it off ok?

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