His sound, a mix of country, R&B and rock 'n' roll, is absolutely everywhere. Popular musicians of today trace their inspiration to pick up a guitar to when they first heard his music. His songs and his style have had a lasting effect on the music of our time.
The outstanding bands appearing at Gram's Cosmic American Music Fest West at Don the Beachcomber are all influenced by the innovative Parsons style. His innovative music still stands the test today of authentic roots-oriented alt-country and holds an iconic status all its own.
The bands on the bill will each play three of their favorite Parsons songs in their sets, but it is the original material they have developed independently that best reflects the reason we celebrate this talented personality.
The spirit of Gram Parsons will be on full display during this very special lineup of regional bands - on two stages - as they perform for you.
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