Is it August already?

Jerry Garcia doesn’t have much to do with the Bakersfield Sound, but the Grateful Dead’s song “Mexicali Blues” mentions “it’s a three day ride from Bakersfield…” and that is close enough for us to include some Grateful Dead on Bakersfield & Beyond.  Well, that and Dwight Yoakam did cover The Dead’s tune “Truckin’.”  And because of that we celebrated the August 1 birthdate of the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia.

And over the last weekend, John Doe performed a great set of music, singing with Cindy Wasserman, at the annual Far West Fest here in Pt. Reyes Station and then enjoyed some time post festival at our own Old Western Saloon.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Grateful Dead Mexicali Blues The Best Of Grateful Dead (Skeletons From The Closet) Warner Bros.
Dwight Yoakam Truckin’ Deadicated Arista
Dwight Yoakam Train In Vain Under the Covers Warner Bros.
Dwight Yoakam Crazy Little Thing Called Love The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam Reprise
Jeremiah James Songs On the Radio Sounds Like Home Jeremiah James
The Hacienda Brothers Leavin’ On My Mind The Hacienda Brothers Koch Records
Wanda Jackson Mean Mean Man Heart Trouble CMH Records
John Doe The Golden State A Year In The Wilderness Yep Roc
John Doe Cottage in the Dale Keeper Yep Roc
John Doe Lean Out Yr Window A Year In The Wilderness Yep Roc
Joe & Rose Lee Maphis I’ve Come to Take You Home There Stands the Glass Gusto Records
Los Lonely Boys Tell Me Why Los Lonely Boys Epic
Buck Owens Sweet Rosie Jones Streets of Bakersfield: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Blaricum
The Byrds Willin’ (Untitled) /(Unissued) Columbia/Legacy
The Mavericks The Losing Side Of Me What a Crying Shame Geffen* Records
77 El Deora My Old Address Book Sirens Western Independent Recordings
Merle Haggard Mama’s Hungry Eyes Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Records
Rosie Flores Girl Haggard Once More With Feeling Rounder Records
The Flying Burrito Brothers Six Days On The Road The Definitive Collection A & M Records
Mingo Saldivar Streets Of Bakersfield Mingo Saldivar – 25 Golden Hits Hacienda Records
Nashville West By The Time I Get To Phoenix Nashville West Featuring Clarence White Microwerks
Jim Lauderdale Honky Tonk Mood Again Country Super Hits Vol. 1 Yep Roc
Jean Shepard Crying Steel Guitar Waltz Swing West – Vol. 1 Bakersfield Ace Records
Whisky Richards Steel Driving Man Demo Self Produced
Social Distortion Bakersfield Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes epitaph
The Earps Made In Japan Buckle Up (A Tribute to Buck Owens) Big Bender Records
Neko Case Mood to Burn Bridges Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
The Derailers Knee Deep In The Blues Full Western Dress Rhino/London-Sire
Whitey Morgan I Ain’t Drunk Whitey Morgan & The 78s Yep Roc
Eleven Hundred Springs Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight Country Jam Palo Duro
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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