Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price

Gift guide

Music DVDs

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price

Last of the Breed: Live in Concert (A&E)

Documenting the final performance of the Last of the Breed Tour at the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Ill., March 2007, this 35-song show from these Country Music Hall of Famers is a throwback in more ways than one. Though the trio is in as fine a form as can be expected, and the 5.1 digital surround sound is superb, the drab setting and poor camerawork give the occasion the feel of a 1980s PBS telethon. Price appears more haggard than Hag, but his voice is still impressively smooth on "Crazy Arms." With Asleep at the Wheel backing, Haggard proves nimble on guitar and fiddle, with "Are the Good Times Still Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)" rousing the Midwest crowd. Willie, for his part, remains timelessly indomitable. The threesome offers spectacular takes of "I Gotta Have My Baby Back" and "Crazy," but Ray Benson's interview with the patriarchs in the extras may provide the most exciting moment.


More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Cody Jinks, Kim Simpson & Travis Green, Kim Simpson, Travis Green, and Cody Jinks
I'm Not the Devil, Songs & Sightings, A Little Too Late (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, Aug. 5, 2016

Texas Platters
Aaron Einhouse
It Ain't Pretty (Record Review)

Doug Freeman, June 24, 2016

More by Doug Freeman
Pre-Eminent Local Producer Danny Reisch Moves South to Lockhart
Pre-Eminent Local Producer Danny Reisch Moves South to Lockhart
The challenge as he moves is to maintain the same creative space and energy

Aug. 12, 2016

Texas Platters
The Watters
Great Unknown (Record Review)

Aug. 5, 2016


Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)