Posted in music | video on July 24, 2007

Porter Wagoner plays with Grinderman & The White Stripes @ MSG tonight (July 24).

more Porter Wagoner (and Dolly Parton) below....

"Porter Wagoner (born August 12, 1927, in West Plains, Missouri, in the Ozark Mountains) is an American country music singer. Famous for his flashy Nudie suits and blonde pompadour, Wagoner introduced a young Dolly Parton to his long-running television show. Together, "Porter and Dolly" were a well-known duet team for many years. After they split, Parton wrote the song "I Will Always Love You" about him."

"His first band, The Blue Ridge Boys, performed on radio station KWPM from a butcher shop in West Plains, Missouri where Wagoner cut meat. Wagoner's big break came in 1951, when he was hired as a performer by station KWTO in Springfield, Missouri. This led to a contract with RCA Records. With lagging sales, Wagoner and his trio played schoolhouses for the gate proceeds." [Wikipedia]

"The Porter Wagoner Show ran on syndicated television from 1960 to 1979. There were 686 thirty minute episodes filmed, the first 104 being shot in black and white, the remainder in color. At its peak, it was featured in over 100 markets, with three million-plus viewers" [Wikipedia]

"Wagoner was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002. His 81 charted records include “Misery Loves Company” (#1, 1962), “I've Enjoyed As Much of This As I Can Stand” (#7, 1962–1963), “Sorrow on the Rocks” (#5, 1964), “Green, Green Grass of Home” (#4, 1965), “Skid Row Joe” (#3, 1965–1966), “The Cold Hard Facts of Life” (#2, 1967), and “The Carroll County Accident” (#2, 1968–1969). Among his hit duets with Dolly Parton were a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind" (1967), "We'll Get Ahead Someday" (1968), and "Better Move it on Home" (1970). He also won three Grammy Awards for gospel recordings." [Wikipedia]

"On July 14, 2006, Wagoner was hospitalized and underwent surgery for an abdominal aneurysm. On June 05, 2007, Wagoner released his latest album called "Wagonmaster". The album is produced by Marty Stuart for the Anti-label." [Wikipedia]

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Comments (14)

set times please - anyone know? or know the number to call -- 8pm time on the ticket but cant imagine it starts then - probably earlier ?

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2007 12:25 PM

8-Porter Wagoner
845/9-Grinderman
10:05-White Stripes

at least that's what the Ticketmaster email says and from my experience with Bjork and others its pretty spot on.

Posted by Rodger | July 24, 2007 12:29 PM

MSG sent this email to ticketholders yesterday:

Doors to the Arena open at 7:00pm. Porter Wagoner Featuring Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives kicks off the evening at approximately at 8:00pm. Following a brief intermission, Grinderman will keep things moving until The White Stripes take the stage at approximately 10:05pm*.

Posted by United Discord | July 24, 2007 12:30 PM

MSG sent this email to ticketholders yesterday:

Doors to the Arena open at 7:00pm. Porter Wagoner Featuring Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives kicks off the evening at approximately at 8:00pm. Following a brief intermission, Grinderman will keep things moving until The White Stripes take the stage at approximately 10:05pm*.

Posted by United Discord | July 24, 2007 12:31 PM

8-Porter Wagoner
845/9-Grinderman
10:05-White Stripes

at least that's what the Ticketmaster email says and from my experience with Bjork and others its pretty spot on.

Posted by Rodger | July 24, 2007 1:06 PM

That last song "Porter and Marty" is a blast! I hope that's what they do for 45 minutes, Marty asking Mr. Wagoner questions and offering him cash to sing songs!!

Should be super!

Posted by Freepster | July 24, 2007 1:12 PM

Porter's backup band for this show is pretty damn good. I wonder who will have the craziest outfit, Porter or Jack?

Posted by Kurt C. | July 24, 2007 1:15 PM

this is actually a great lineup...i just wish it wasnt at msg.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2007 2:14 PM

Does anyone know if there is a separate entrance for GA ticket holders? Some venues do that. I think. Hmmm, maybe I'm mistaken. Shit -- self-doubt.

Posted by LiveJournalBeMyBitch | July 24, 2007 2:53 PM

sometimes they make GA enter at the north west corner of penn station/msg....other times not.
I'm psyched its at MSG!!!! hell yeah- will be much more comfortable than Irving and it's an epic show for them!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2007 2:58 PM

if tehere is a seperate entrance to msg for ga they will have emailed you those instructions if you bought directly through ticketmaster

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2007 3:03 PM

nice, can't wait

Posted by ina | July 24, 2007 3:04 PM

nice, can't wait

Posted by ina | July 24, 2007 3:04 PM

tix back on sale at ticketmaster
good ones!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2007 3:59 PM

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