When: Fri., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. 2011
Given the convolutions of taste that are an inevitable part of our revisionist era, it could be that Gram Parsons' contributions to country-rock are somewhat undervalued just now. And sure, such venerated figures as Gene Clark and The Gosdin Brothers made country-inflected rock records in the mid-’60s — for that matter, Clark and Vern Gosdin certainly exceeded Parsons as a pure vocalist. Still, the singer and songwriter from Waycross, Ga., possessed a courtly, privileged and ironic narrative drive that drew upon the combination of moral fervor and concise form he found in the music of George Jones and Merle Haggard. Tonight's tribute show features a band calling themselves The Burritos, led by passionate Parsonites Walter Egan — his "Hearts on Fire" appeared on Parsons' 1974 album Grievous Angel — and Chris James, along with a slew of acolytes including Sunday Valley and Devious Angels.