Hearth Music paid tribute to an underrated legend of the country music dynasty at the Columbia City Theater. It was a night full of nostalgia and answered the question "where have all the average people gone."
The night was hosted by Iaan Hughes of KBCS who carried the audience through the musical career of Miller by showing videos of him playing with artists such as Willie Nelson (before the beard and pony tail), Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, and of course the Muppets. I was not expecting this show to be an informative show but so glad it was! Everyone left the theater learning a thing or two, no matter how big a fan.
Country came out in full force by some of the finest folk acts in the Emerald city such as Ms. Pepper Proud, Liam Fitzgerald (of the Raineros), Jon Pontrello of the Moondoggies, Country Dave and His Pickin Crew and many more to contribute to this throw back night. Each band played 2 songs (or so) so if you blinked then you might have missed a song. Roger Miller has so many hits such as "Chug-A-Lug", "King of the Road", "You Cant Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd", and "Dang Me", but what truly takes me back is his soundtrack to Disney's Robin Hood. Such beautiful and catchy songs that never go out of style.