James is heading to historic Bakersfield, CA to play the Haggard Boxcar Festival, during which the Kern Pioneer Village will open the newly restored boyhood home of country music legend Merle Haggard on April 9th. Thanks to the generous support of the Cynthia Lake Charitable Trust, the project will be showcased at the first Haggard Boxcar Festival which will include live music by Ben & Noel Haggard, Merle Haggard’s sons. The Strangers, Merle’s band, will accompany them. Music by Johnny Owens & the Buck Fever Band and James Carothers, as well as food sellers, craft vendors and guided tours of the Haggard House will also be on hand for the day. For tickets, please call (661) 437-3330 or CLICK HERE.