Shane Bridges

Shane Bridges - Merle Haggard Tribute

Shane Bridges

Sun, January 28, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Creek Stage at The Rookery

Macon, GA

$15.00

Shane Bridges
Shane Bridges
Shane Bridges grew up in the small town of Jeffersonville Georgia. His dad gave him his first guitar at 14, which at an early age sparked his love and interest for music. I've always been a huge fan of Merle. I read one of his books "House Of Memories" over the summer and I got this idea to play a Merle Haggard Tribute show. Once tickets went on sale I realized real quick when the tickets started selling fast that pretty much everybody loves Merle. He is a musical common denominator. The show sold out and unfortunaltly I had to turn down a lot of folks that wanted to see the show. I had never done a tribute show of anyone so I was a little uncertain how it was going to go. When we hit the stage and opened with "Ramblin' Fever" the crowd erupted and I knew that this night was going to be one to remember. I have played a lot of shows in my life and I would rate this one as one of the top. We played many of Merle's #1 hits from Workin' Man Blues, That's the way love Goes, Kern River, Big City, Favorite Memory and the list goes one. It was tough picking out which of Haggard's songs to play for the set because he has so many good ones to choose from. The response to this show was about as good as you could ask for. I still run into people that tell me it was one of the best shows they had ever been to in their life. It makes you feel good to do someone as great as Merle justice. I had a guy come up to me at the end of the show and he said "son I've been to more Haggard shows than I can count. Hell I've even drank whiskey with Merle before and I can tell you tonight...you made him proud". That was about the best compliment you could ask for other than from the man himself.
Venue Information:
The Creek Stage at The Rookery
543 Cherry Street
Macon, GA, 31201