Workin Man Blues!

This Wednesday night (that’s tomorrow) at 7:30, KVIE (channel 6) here in Sacramento will be airing a show produced by my good friend Mark Johnson: Workin’ Man Blues. Watch it! Here’s the description:

Workin’ Man Blues is based partially upon author (and Oildale native) Gerald Haslam’s authoritative 1999 book Workin’ Man Blues: Country Music in California. It traces the Dust Bowl roots of Haggard, Owens, and other key figures among the Central Valley’s hard-living, harddriving creative family to explore its continuing influence on country music today through the work of such stars as Dwight Yoakam and Alan Jackson. The program will look into the past through a fascinating collection of historic photos and videos and revisit the seminal performance by Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison. Highlights of the program include interviews with Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, in his last broadcast interview before his death. Former veteran KNCI DJ Walt Shaw was also interviewed to help tell the story.