The Music of Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Bros.

Gram Parsons' musical contributions to this world changed the way people looked at two distinct genres (country and rock), ultimately marrying them together with R&B in what he dubbed “Cosmic American Music.”

At 21, he changed the way The Byrds approached their music with his contributions to 1968's seminal Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, a flop at the time that is now regarded as ground zero for the marriage of country and rock.

Following the release of Sweetheart, Parsons left The Byrds, followed shortly afterward by bandmate Chris Hillman. The duo added pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow and bassist Chris Ethridge (Flying Burrito Brothers) to the band and set about recording their debut album with a variety of session drummers.

“The Gilded Palace of Sin,” the Flying Burrito Brothers' debut album, was released in the spring of 1969. Although the album only sold 40,000 copies, the band developed a devoted following, which happened to include many prominent musicians in Los Angeles plus Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Around this time, Parsons and Stones guitarist Keith Richards became good friends, which led to Parsons losing interest in the Burritos.

Ultimately, it was his work with The Flying Burrito Brothers that helped forge the connection between rock and country, and with their 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin, they virtually invented the blueprint for “country-rock.” Though the band's glory days were brief, Parsons left behind a small body of work that proved vastly influential both in rock and country.

With “The Music of Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Bros.” we recapture an all-too-brief moment in history when serendipity brought several talented forces together, including Parsons and Hillman, their label A&M records, and their manager Jim Dickson, who produced the fledgling FBB and their premier album, The Gilded Palace of Sin.

Each of the artists involved with making this classic music have a passion for Parsons' seminal influence on the genre, and are putting their hearts and souls on the line to bring you this great collection of compelling music.

All ages, Full menu, Reservations recommended, Free parking, Doors open at 6:30

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Gram Parsons' musical contributions to this world changed the way people looked at two distinct genres (country and rock), ultimately marrying them together with R&B in what he dubbed “Cosmic American Music.”

At 21, he changed the way The Byrds approached their music with his contributions to 1968's seminal Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, a flop at the time that is now regarded as ground zero for the marriage of country and rock.

Following the release of Sweetheart, Parsons left The Byrds, followed shortly afterward by bandmate Chris Hillman. The duo added pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow and bassist Chris Ethridge (Flying Burrito Brothers) to the band and set about recording their debut album with a variety of session drummers.

“The Gilded Palace of Sin,” the Flying Burrito Brothers' debut album, was released in the spring of 1969. Although the album only sold 40,000 copies, the band developed a devoted following, which happened to include many prominent musicians in Los Angeles plus Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Around this time, Parsons and Stones guitarist Keith Richards became good friends, which led to Parsons losing interest in the Burritos.

Ultimately, it was his work with The Flying Burrito Brothers that helped forge the connection between rock and country, and with their 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin, they virtually invented the blueprint for “country-rock.” Though the band's glory days were brief, Parsons left behind a small body of work that proved vastly influential both in rock and country.

With “The Music of Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Bros.” we recapture an all-too-brief moment in history when serendipity brought several talented forces together, including Parsons and Hillman, their label A&M records, and their manager Jim Dickson, who produced the fledgling FBB and their premier album, The Gilded Palace of Sin.

Each of the artists involved with making this classic music have a passion for Parsons' seminal influence on the genre, and are putting their hearts and souls on the line to bring you this great collection of compelling music.


All ages, Full menu, Reservations recommended, Free parking, Doors open at 6:30

Gram Parsons' musical contributions to this world changed the way people looked at two distinct genres (country and rock), ultimately marrying them together with R&B in what he dubbed “Cosmic American Music.”

At 21, he changed the way The Byrds approached their music with his contributions to 1968's seminal Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, a flop at the time that is now regarded as ground zero for the marriage of country and rock.

Following the release of Sweetheart, Parsons left The Byrds, followed shortly afterward by bandmate Chris Hillman. The duo added pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow and bassist Chris Ethridge (Flying Burrito Brothers) to the band and set about recording their debut album with a variety of session drummers.

“The Gilded Palace of Sin,” the Flying Burrito Brothers' debut album, was released in the spring of 1969. Although the album only sold 40,000 copies, the band developed a devoted following, which happened to include many prominent musicians in Los Angeles plus Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Around this time, Parsons and Stones guitarist Keith Richards became good friends, which led to Parsons losing interest in the Burritos.

Ultimately, it was his work with The Flying Burrito Brothers that helped forge the connection between rock and country, and with their 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin, they virtually invented the blueprint for “country-rock.” Though the band's glory days were brief, Parsons left behind a small body of work that proved vastly influential both in rock and country.

With “The Music of Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Bros.” we recapture an all-too-brief moment in history when serendipity brought several talented forces together, including Parsons and Hillman, their label A&M records, and their manager Jim Dickson, who produced the fledgling FBB and their premier album, The Gilded Palace of Sin.

Each of the artists involved with making this classic music have a passion for Parsons' seminal influence on the genre, and are putting their hearts and souls on the line to bring you this great collection of compelling music.

All ages, Full menu, Reservations recommended, Free parking, Doors open at 6:30