Lavender Country, Secret Emchy Society, Mya Byrne Light Up Sonoma •
Patrick Haggerty, as he would be the first to admit, is a little old man. 75, standing not more than 5’5″ and weighing maybe 130lbs in pink cowboy boots, the man who put out the first gay country album, Lavender Country, in 1973, is also a towering giant. Confrontational, frank, funny, lovable and as resolutely courageous as ever, Patrick held the Starling Bar crowd in the palm of his hand as he literally got in their faces to deliver his radical stories and sharply-crafted lyrics.
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