Scene and Heard

Horseshoe Welcomes Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson To Perform in the Showroom

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 2, 2010

These two country music greats will join together for the performance of a lifetime on March 4, 2011 at Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana.

The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. It’s apt in every way but one.

Kris Kristofferson has always identified himself first and foremost as a writer, and true writers know that what works best is giving a piece of themselves to the listener. With his latest album, This Old Road, Kristofferson lays a chunk of his own soul on every track. This beautifully sparse recording, produced by Don Was (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones), puts an emphasis on his fine lyrics and distinctive voice by featuring Kristofferson, his guitar, and harmonica. Subtle accompaniment is added by Was (bass, piano, backing vocals), longtime sidekick Stephen Bruton (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals) and Jim Keltner (drums). The album is so intimate it makes the listener feel as if they are sitting in Kristofferson’s living room while he picks and sings just for them.

This legendary performance will be held on March 4th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Showroom.  Tickets go on sale Friday December 3rd. and may be purchased through Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 or the Horseshoe Box office.

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