The Gram Parsons Project

There are certain artists who seem to find a second life. While I was in college, it seemed everyone I knew suddenly loved Marty Robbins, even though the bulk of his career existed even before my parents were born. With Americana and country increasingly penetrating contemporary rock music, it is natural that this resurrection happens with other artists like Gram Parsons, whose brilliance and mythology is only amplified by his early death at age 26 as a result of a drug overdose. Lately I have heard several bands reference the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, of which Parsons was a pivotal contributor. On Sunday night, several talented musicians will pay tribute to his music, including Jack Tempchin (best known for penning the Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling") and Rick Rosas. Of course, there are other options If that show isn't your calling -- O'Brother take the stage at Soda Bar, Ty Segall hits the Casbah, and for you long time San Diegans, DJ Greyboy will be spinning at The Griffin.

Sunday, March 4:

  • A Tribute to the Music of Gram Parsons featuring Jack Tempchin, Rick Rosas, Phil Jones, Rob Meurer, Terry Medeiros, Brennen Leigh, The Rocksliders, Eve Selis and Marc Twang, Rick Shea, Mark Nemetz. @ Belly Up (8 pm)
  • O’Brother & Junius, (co-headline) Children of Nova @Soda Bar
  • Rock Hill presents Strictly Vinyl with DJ Greyboy @ The Griffin (free before 10pm)
  • Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, The Feeling of Love, The Kabbs @ Casbah
  • Sophie 103.7 Presents Unsigned Sundays Live feat. Gayle Skidmore, Kat Jones, Tori @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage, 4-7pm, Free, All Ages)
  • Ari Shine, Justin Rondon, Mark Scholtez @ Lestat's
  • Gayle Skidmore, Tito Ramsey, The Boyish Charms @ Tin Can
  • Bayou Brothers Matinee presented by Gator By the Bay @ Belly Up (2:15 pm)
  • The Western Sideshow @ Eleven (5pm matinee)
  • Pants Karaoke @ Eleven
  • 3 TonE, Twomps, Da Block, The Broken Stems @ Ruby Room
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
  • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
  • Will Donato @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
  • Ukulele Sundays @ Flying Elephant
  • The Hips @ Gallagher’s
  • Best Damn Jam @ Mr Peabody’s
  • Lamb's Players Theatre @ Anthology (Early Show 7pm)
  • Reggae Sundays @ Spin

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

Contact Us