The Laughlin River Run celebrates its 34th Anniversary on Wed-Saturday, April 27-30, with a full slate of events, music and riding. The event started as a small “run” organized by enthusiasts from Southern California—the San Bernardino area more specifically and spearheaded by Harley Davidson store owner Dale Marschke. Marschke and friends thought it would be fun to ride across the desert to a little casino on the Colorado River called Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort. Kind of a weekend getaway with some gambling thrown in for spice.
As front man for the pinnacle glam-metal rock band Poison, Bret Michaels got to know all about topping the charts. Poison sold 25 million records and scored 15 chart-busting Top 40 singles, including “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Something to Believe In,” “Nothing But a Good Time,” and the timeless Number One smash “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” which Michaels re-recorded with Miley Cyrus for her 2010 album Can’t Be Tamed.
No matter your age, musical preference or country of origin, if you’ve been exposed to pop culture in the last 40 years, there’s a very good chance that on more than one occasion you’ve had the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival bouncing around the place in your head where music bounces around.
Travis Tritt is labeled a country singer by those who do the labeling in American music. But his self-described influences show that all the ingredients aren’t on that label.
“Growing up just outside of Atlanta, we had to the north of us the Grand ‘Ol Opry in Nashville,” Tritt explained. “A little bit south you’ve got Macon, Georgia—home of the Allman Brothers, the Marshall Tucker Band and Capricorn Records. And off to the west, you’ve got Delta blues. Sprinkle Southern gospel over the top of that, and you’re talking about where I came from. I loved all of that music.”