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Gram Parson’s Nudie Blues 

Wednesday, Jul 16 2008

The Bay Area has adored rhinestone-studded country-rocker Gram Parsons since the late '60s. Last year Amoeba Music released the Flying Burrito Brothers' Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969, an archival recording from one of San Francisco's premier hippie venues. Then there's Sleepless Nights. The annual Parsons tribute always features a lineup heavy on local talent. For its eighth installment, expect a mixed bag of alt-country dudes and indie kids, including the Real Sippin' Whiskeys and Mountain Bride, an old-timey act from Oakland. The night's highlight is the reunion of Mover. Featuring singer Eric Shea, Sleepless Nights' founder, the quartet was always one of the West Coast's most vocal (and talented) supporters of the Fallen Angel.

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