Bakersfield (MCA Nashville)
by Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

FOR FANS OF: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell
Rating: 4 Stars

Neotraditional country star (and Amy Grant’s hubby) Vince Gill teams with highly respected steel guitarist Paul Franklin to pay tribute to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, two pioneers of the “Bakersfield Sound” from the early 1960s through mid- ‘70s. While it certainly makes for a successful modern day collaboration, Bakersfield is also a vibrant testament to ten vital California-inspired country tunes from back in the day worth rediscovering.
— Andy Argyrakis

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Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, and He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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