As the '70s opened, Owens turned the rules of show business on their heads by buying complete control of his catalog from Capitol Records and happily hustling back to his hometown of Bakersfield, where he then reigned over a small media and real estate empire. Owens retired from touring and recording for most of the '80s and '90s, although he would occasionally blow the roof off his private nightclub, the memorabilia-encrusted Crystal Palace. This week, longtime fans and young alt-hicks have the rare opportunity to see Owens perform outside of his native habitat, sharing the San Francisco stage with fellow '60s icon Loretta Lynn. Like Owens, Lynn is a throwback to country's rough roots, a singer who knows how to mix catchy, modern melodies with brazenly down-home, backwoods vocals. Both remain vigorous and vital, as this week's concert should show.