Synopsis by Mark Deming
Gram Parsons was one of the first musicians to combine the high lonesome ache of country music with the guitar-driven attitude of rock & roll, and few have ever done it better. While Parsons was highly regarded by his fellow musicians during his short life, he was little more than a cult figure when he died in 1973 at the age of 26. With the passage of time, he's become an iconic figure in the world of country rock and alt-country music. Return to Sin City: A Tribute to Gram Parsons documents a special 2004 tribute concert staged by Parsons' daughter, Polly Parsons, in which an all-star cast of musicians interprets some of Gram's greatest songs. Performers include Keith Richards, Norah Jones, Dwight Yoakum, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Raul Malo, Jay Farrar, and many more.
tribute, concert, country-rock, country-music, rock-music