Goodbye to Ragweed

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I was in Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend and I had a Cross Canadian Ragweed shirt on one day.

"You must be from Texas or Oklahoma," a woman on the monorail said to me with an accent that suggested she was from one of those two places herself.

I said no, just a fan from Salt Lake City.

Her statement, however, somewhat epitomized the career of the Oklahoma City-based quartet. They're a band that always seemed to be on the brink of mainstream success. But somehow, mainstream radio outside of Texas and Oklahoma mostly managed to ignore them.

Now, sadly, the last chapter of Cross Canadian Ragweed may about to be written.

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