Born in 1946, Parsons died Sept. 19, 1973, at age 26. But his influence survives in the music he created with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, and in the work of his protege and discovery, Emmylou Harris.
Since 2003, Sonoma County devotees have celebrated the Parsons legacy with annual tribute concerts.
This year, two leaders of the local music scene — Doug Jayne, co-owner of Santa Rosa’s Last Record Store, and all-around music promoter “Mr. Music,” alias Jim Corbett — are teaming up for the event.
The concert, featuring Jayne’s Laughing Gravy band, starts at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol.
Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
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