Brokedown in Bakersfield
Brokedown in Bakersfield Brokedown in Bakersfield is a collective of acclaimed West Coast artists joining forces in a spirited tribute to the Bakersfield sound: California country music made raw and rocking, spiked with twang and sweetened with heartfelt harmonies. First appearing to hundreds of music fans on a sunny Saturday morning at the 2011 High Sierra Music Festival, the group features Lebo (pedal steel); Scott Law (Telecaster); singer Nicki Bluhm (of Gramblers fame); Tim Bluhm of the Mother Hips (vocals, acoustic guitar); and the ALO rhythm section of Steve Adams and Dave Brogan. Drawing from the powerful songbooks of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Gram Parsons and more, Brokedown in Bakersfield showcases the striking songwriting and instrumentation of guitar-slinging country sounds that added oil to the Dust Bowl life of '60s-era Southern California -- on the road, in the truck, out the back, and at the honky tonk.