August 22nd, 2019

Famous Gruene Hall Performances

August 22nd, 2019
by: Noah W. Bailey

Not much beats a trip to Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, but for those of us who can’t make it to the next sold-out show, there’s an ever-expanding collection of live concert videos from the legendary venue on YouTube. Here are a few of the best.

There’s nothing more Texan than seeing Willie Nelson in Texas’ Oldest Dance Hall. Watch this clip of his classic set opener for a peek at the legendary barebones backstage entrance.

Jerry Jeff Walker
“Pickup Truck Song”

Jerry Jeff Walker has been a Gruene Hall mainstay for years, and this charmingly loose performance from his 1989 comeback live album showcases the love between performer and audience that’s kept him hosting his annual birthday celebration there for decades.

I’m With Her
“See You Around”

Singer-songwriter and Wimberly native Sarah Jarosz has built a national following since breaking out of Central Texas, most recently with her Americana supergroup, I’m With Her, which took the stage earlier this year for a captivating homecoming performance.

Joe Ely
“Musta Notta Gotta Lotta”

This fiery 1982 clip shows Ely and his band, fresh off a tour with the Clash, flying through the new-wave rockabilly that made their live shows legendary.

See all videos here.

Willie Nelson and Annie Nelson launch Willie’s Rescue CBD products for pets.

August 22nd, 2019
Willie Nelson with Mr. Mister

“Hemp is good choice for pets like it is good choice for humans. Because every kind of mammal has an endocannibinoid system,” the site explains.

“Many people have already discovered hemp for pets. Folks have been using it to help their animal buddies as a supplement throughout the day.”

‘Willie’s Rescue’ is a collaborative project between Willie and his wife Annie, who, for years, have been advocates for animal rescue. The company are set to donate a portion of every sale to community animal rescue groups.

“Most animal rescuers are volunteers, doing it out of love. They’re paying vet bills out of their own pockets. But still, they’re out there, all the time, helping people and animals who need each other to find one another,” the website reads. “It’s beautiful. This is our way of saying thank you and keep up the good work.”

The products are set to launch this week in Las Vegas at SuperZoo. They’re expected to hit stores early next year.

Because of the face
Because of the love they give us
Because t hey don’t mind that we sometimes dress them up as
dinosaurs, tacos or even as Willie Nelson.
Because off sloppy kisses
Because they never judge us
Because they’re our best friends.
Because they’re family.

Be Willie kind to animals

August 22nd, 2019

You can buy this shirt here.

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, Folk Uke to tour with Arlo Guthrie in 2020

August 22nd, 2019
by: Sam Berenson

Folk singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, son of iconic folk pioneer Woody Guthrie, has announced the 20/20 Tour, which will see Arlo go coast-to-coast in 2020. Guthrie will be joined throughout the tour in support by Folk Uke, featuring his daughter Cathy Guthrie.

See Tour Schedule here.

August 22nd, 2019

Support Family Farmers

August 22nd, 2019

Lukas Nelson and Scooter Jennings, “The Last Thing I Needed (first thing this morning)

August 22nd, 2019

Willie Nelson on eTown (August 22, 1996)

August 22nd, 2019

On August 22, 1996, Willie Nelson performed at e-Town, a national radio show broadcast across the country.

August 21st, 2019

Farm Aid 2019

August 20th, 2019

August 19th, 2019

Willie Nelson set to resume tour in September

August 18th, 2019
by: Paul Venema

BRIARCLIFF, Texas – Country music legend Willie Nelson will be back on tour in September following the cancellation of several shows in August.

“A lot of shows in a row and I’d been stuck on that bus,” Nelson told KSAT’s Paul Venema. “I couldn’t get off that bus so I felt like I was in jail and I wasn’t feeling good so I said ‘I think I’ll go home.’”

That meant heading to his 700-acre Hill Country ranch near San Antonio.

Asked if he had seen a doctor, Nelson chuckled and said, “Went to one yesterday and he said, ‘Don’t make any long-range plans.”

Seriously, he said, the checkup went well and, except for chronic breathing problems that he’s had for decades, he is in good shape.

Nelson turned 86 in April. Always quick with a smile, he laughs when anyone suggests that he slow down.

“When they turn 86, they can tell me anything they want to,” he said. “But until they get there, they just ought to cool it.”

He said that his long-term plans are simple.

“Keep singin’, keep writin’,” he said. “That’s what keeps me goin’.”

August 18th, 2019

Willie Nelson & Family on Tour

August 17th, 2019

September 6
Outlaw Music Festival
with Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Brothers Osborne
Gilford, NH
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

September 7
Outlaw Music  Festival  
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
with  Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Phil Lesh & Friends
Saratoga Springs,  NY

September  8
Outlaw Music  Festival
Darien Lake  Amphitheater
with Bonnie  Raitt, Alison Krauss,  Brothers Osborn
Darien, NY

September 11
Outlaw Music Festival
with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats • Alison Kraus
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealForest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, NY

September 13
Outlaw Music Festival
with Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss,  Goft. Mule
The Mann Center
Philadelphia, PA

September 14
Outlaw Music Festival
Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater
with Bonnie Raitt, Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss,
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Virginia Beach, VA

September 15
Outlaw Music Festival
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Raleigh, NC
with Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Lukas Nelson 
& Promise of the Real

September 17
with  Alison Krauss
The  Ballpark at Jackson
Jackson, TN

September 20
Outlaw Music Festival
Ruoff Home Mortgage Center
Noblesville, IN
with Robert Plant and the Sensational
Space Shifters, Alison Krauss, The Brothers Osborne

September 21
Farm Aid
Alpine Valley Music  Center
with Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Bonnie Raitt, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Yola, Particle Kid
East Troy, Wisconsin

September 22
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
with Luke Combs, Bonnie Raitt, The Brothers Osborne

October 11
Nugget Event Center
Sparks, NV

October 12
Frost Amphitheater
with  Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Stanford,  CA

October 14
The Big Fresno Fair
Fresno, CA

October 16
Graton Resort & Casino
Rohnert Park,  CA

October 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26
The Venetian
Las Vegas, Nevada

November 15
Billy Bob’s Texas
Fort  Worth,  TX

November 16
Golden Nugget Casino
Lake  Charles,  LA

November 18
Smart  Financial Center
Sugar Land,  TX
November 19
The  Grand 1894 Opera House
Galveston,  TX

November 22
IP Casino Resort & Spa
Biloxi,  MS

November 29
Winstar World  Casino & Resort
Thackerville, OK