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Ex-Monkees Michael Nesmith will show his country roots at Stagecoach
Ex-Monkees Michael Nesmith will show his country roots at Stagecoach

Michael Nesmith's name is far more often associated with the Monkees than the birth of Southern California country rock. Yet the former rock sitcom star played a key part in a 1960s scene when long hair and cowboy boots all a sudden made sense together. Nesmith blended rock and country music alongside artists such as Linda Ronstadt and Gram Parsons. Much of it happened at the Troubadour, where the hybrid sound was taking shape. "Linda would come play, the Dillards, [Roger] McGuinn would come play, [David] Crosby and Stephen [Stills] and Neil [Young] and all these guys," said Nesmith."I was the master of ceremonies of that thing." But Monkees' producers, as well as record-company...

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