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Merle Haggard

Suzy Bogguss finally lands back in L.A. on her tour saluting Merle Haggard

It's not unusual to hear musicians gripe about jobs they have been forced to take on that used to be handled by others in the flusher days of the music business.

Some, however, are enthusiastically embracing the DIY spirit that is the new normal in leaner times.

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"I'm really enjoying this," country artist Suzy Bogguss said during a pit stop in Hawthorne this week as part of a swing through California that includes a Saturday show at McCabe's in Santa...