Scott B. Bomar and Randy Poe are hosting a countdown of the 50 greatest recordings to come out of Bakersfield this weekend on the Willie's Roadhouse station.
And the two Los Angeles-area music writers are the right guys to do it. Poe, who channeled Buck Owens for the Bakersfield icon’s recent posthumous autobiography, “Buck ’Em,” has written about Willie Nelson, Duane Allman and many other musical giants. Bomar put together the amazing book/CD set “Hello I’m Red Simpson” and the two, even more recent single-CD collections of vintage Bakersfield music, “The Other Side Of Bakersfield, Vol.1” and Vol. 2. They, along with Californian Executive Editor Robert Price, wrote the essays for the companion book for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2012-13 Bakersfield Sound exhibit.
"The Best of the Bakersfield Sound" will be aired on SiriusXM Channel 59 at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 13, with replays on Saturday at 5 a.m. and Sunday at noon.
Willie's Roadhouse is a channel that specializes in traditional and classic country, so devoting a show to Bakersfield was only a matter of time.