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Saturday, January 13th, 2018
8:00 PM
GA Tickets: $34.50
R. L. Hayden embodies western folk music in its most desirable form and has collected all the necessary tools for the long haul — musicology, authenticity, confidence, ability, and desire. He has earned praises from USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and People Magazine among other notable publications. Over the course of his career, Hayden has built a loyal following of fans while performing across the country opening for such acts as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Robert Earl Keen.  He has performed on some of the biggest stages in America including Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, Austin City Limits Festival and The Fillmore as well as numerous European tours.  His recording of “Buckaroo Man” has been featured at Fenway Park in Boston as the introduction song for Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.  Hayden has also been recognized as a prominent songwriter who’s credits include George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Aaron Watson and Kevin Fowler among other artists.  In 2017 Hayden embarked on a tour that would take him, his wife Shenna and their three year old son on a year long adventure across the western United States and Canada.  The Western Troubadour Tour traveled 50,000 miles to perform 104 concerts for over 25,000 fans.  Hayden's latest release was recorded on location in The Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota and was released October 27, 2017.  The Black Hills is Hayden's 10th release and debuted as the #1 Folk Album on iTunes. Hear the stories and songs from Hayden's extensive catalog during this special event concert on January 13, 2018 presented by Straitline Rentals and Cruising Kitchens.  Hayden's musical performance will be accompanied by historical photographs from the Witte Museum's collection with special guest James Steinle opening the concert.