The son of legendary country singer Merle Haggard will be playing a concert in tribute to his famous dad at The Pollyfield Centre in Bideford on Saturday, July 25 at 8pm. A name in his own right, Marty was raised in a boxcar by his grandmother and was already quite the performer by the time he was 12 yearsold. His latest show is entitled A Tribute to Merle Haggard My dad and has been performed on both sides of the pond, but his trip to Bideford is his only South West appearance. His country music career began formally in 1979 and he travelled with his fathers band in the early 80s but went on to forge a solo career in his own right. For tickets or information, call 01805 601495 or 07796 133280.