March 19th, 2019

“Waiting for the Miracle To Come”

March 19th, 2019

Willie Nelson on ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar’

March 19th, 2019

AXS TV has announced the return of the popular music interview series “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar”, premiering Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET. Hosted by beloved rock showman Sammy Hagar, the upcoming series puts the spotlight on 12 all-new episodes as The Red Rocker (Hagar) talks and rocks with a roster of enduring icons. Additionally, the network is proud to welcome the world-famous Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida as the exclusive presenting sponsor of the popular series. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida serves as the backdrop for one of the season’s most unforgettable episodes when Hagar heads to the resort and casino to perform his biggest hits on the Hard Rock Event Center’s legendary stage.

The star-studded guest list includes country legend Willie Nelson; as well as Rick Springfield in a special episode shot on location at his home; multi-platinum rockers REO SPEEDWAGON; celebrity chef/TV host Guy Fieri; renowned comedy duo CHEECH & CHONG; Country Music Hall Of Famer Charlie Daniels; stock car superstar — and seven-time NASCAR champion — Jimmie Johnson; groundbreaking DOORS guitarist Robby Krieger; blues rock revolutionary Joe Bonamassa; and a special drummers episode with prolific percussionists Kenny Aronoff, Sheila E. and Jason Bonham,who gives an exclusive insider’s look at the making of his new album.

As part of AXS TV’s partnership with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, the network will present a series of weekly vignettes covering the latest in music news and information in the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Music Minute, covering everything from concert tour dates and artist announcements, to music festival news and profiles of up-and-coming artists. Additionally, the series will highlight events at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, while taking viewers behind the scenes on the venue’s storied grounds, which includes the renowned Rock Vault — the temporary home to Hagar’s trademark checkered suit worn during his performance with VAN HALEN at the 1992 VMAs. The iconic ensemble is now on display along the marble-floored concourse of the newly opened casino at the resort, right next to David Bowie’s “Glass Spider” red suit, which he wore during the 1987 tour.

“I am so proud to be able to host this wild and crazy show for a fourth season,” Hagar said. “This is pure fun for me, getting to go around just hanging out and playing music with some of my favorite people in the world. It’s humbling to see that our viewers dig it as much as I do. I’m excited to keep this party going!”

“Sammy Hagar is the quintessential rock star — simultaneously larger-than-life and incredibly down-to-earth,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s vice president of music programming and production. “He hasn’t just lived through rock history, he’s made rock history, and the deep passion he has for music resonates in every episode. AXS TV is proud to welcome the popular series back for a fourth season, packed with even more of the candid conversations and all-star jam sessions that our viewers love.”

“As one of the most iconic entertainment venues on the planet, it made perfect sense for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood to partner with Sammy Hagar and AXS TV as the presenting sponsor for the ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ series,” said Auggie Cipollini, president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “Our culture is built on music, having fun and being a little irreverent on occasion. Most of the celebrities that Sammy interviews on the show will most likely have visited or performed at one of our Hard Rock venues. This is going to be a great partnership and we are thrilled that we have the opportunity to showcase rock and roll history and today’s most interesting celebrities to such a passionate and loyal audience.”

“Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar” is produced in-house by AXS TV. Tom Consolo, Evan Haiman, Kari Hagar and Sammy Hagar all serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Stephen Stormer.

Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion Potluck Dinner 2019

March 19th, 2019

Amazing Farm-To-Table Barbecue, And More Delicious Highlights From Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion
by:  Leslie Kelly

The recent Luck Reunion was a full-on sensory experience, a day-long music festival on Willie Nelson’s ranch near Austin, an event that’s not officially part of South By Southwest, but makes good use of the talent visiting the area.

There were six stages featuring stunning performances — outstanding sets by Mavis Staples, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, EB The Younger, Cedric Burnside, and, of course, Willie and Family were among the many highlights. There was incredible merch, though, sadly, for some, no Willie’s Reserve.

At the heart of the sprawling spectacle, there was an amazing assortment of good things to eat in the Food Corral, an all-star crew rounded up by the Austin Food and Wine Alliance.

Here were a few of the standouts.

LeRoy and Lewis

This farm-to-table barbecue restaurant works with local farmers and ranchers, bringing in and breaking down whole animals to cook low-and-slow on its pits. In a state ruled by brisket, it’s refreshing to find a barbecue sandwich that pulls meat from every part of the cow. That makes for a sandwich that’s exceptionally flavorful, tender and juicy. Add a generous helping of the brilliant house-made kimchi heaped on a sturdy potato bun, and you’ve got some beautiful barbecue. We also loved the sassy Frito Pie.

Read entire article here.

Willie Nelson & Family on Tour

March 19th, 2019


March 29 (Rescheduled from Feb. 22)
Firelake Arena
Shawnee, OK

March 30
(Rescheduled from Feb. 23)
First Council Casino
Newkirk, OK

April 2
Michiana Event Center
Shipshewana, IN

April 3
Old National Events Plaza
Evansville, IN

April 5
EKU Center for the Arts
Richmond, KY

April 6
(rescheduled from Jan 10)
Tennessee Theater
Knoxville, TN

April 8
(rescheduled from Feb 25)
Saenger Theater
Mobile, AL

April 9
(rescheduled from Feb 27)
The Fillmore
New Orleans, LA

Apr 12, 13
Whitewater Amphitheater
New Braunfels, TX

May 5
Beachlife Festival
Los Angeles, CA

May 7
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, CA

May 8
Fruit Yard Amphitheater
Modesto, CA

May 10
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno, NV

May 11
Kaiser Permanente Arena
Santa Cruz, CA

May 12
Vina Robles Amphitheater
Paso Robles, CA

May 15
San Diego, CA

May 17
Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater
Harrahs Laughlin
Laughlin, NV

May 18
Agua Caliente Casino
Rancho Mirage, CA

May 20, 21
Celebrity Theater
Phoenix, Arizona

June 14
Outlaw Music Festival: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Bangor, ME
Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, Alison Krauss, The Revivalists, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Particle Kid

June 15
Mountain Jam at Bethel Woods
Bethel, NYWillie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Revivalists, Alison Krauss, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Particle Kid

June 16
Outlaw Music Festival: Xfinity Theatre
Hartford, CT
Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, Alison Krauss, The Revivalists, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Particle Kid

June 19
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, MD
with Alison Krauss and Lukas Nelson

June 21
Outlaw Music Festival: Budweiser Stage
Toronto, ON
Willie Nelson & Family, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Matt Mays, Jessica Mitchell

June 22
Outlaw Music Festival: KeyBank Pavilion
Burgettstown, PA
Willie Nelson & Family, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dawes

June 23
Outlaw Music Festival: Nationwide Arena
Columbus, OH
Willie Nelson & Family, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dawes

June 27
Outlaw Music Festival: Summerfest
PM Milwaukee, WI
Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Dawes, Trapper Schoepp

June 28
Outlaw Music Festival: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, IL
Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dawes, Lissie

June 29
Outlaw Music Festival: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Maryland Heights, MO
Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dawes

July 3
Outlaw Music Festival: Dos Equis Pavilion
PM Dallas, TX
Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Casey Donahew, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Hayes Carll, Colter Wall

Willie Nelson at the Houston Rodeo March 18, 2017

March 18th, 2019

Luck Reunion Concert (March 18, 2016)

March 18th, 2019


Willie Nelson and his fans

March 17th, 2019

Willie’s Remedy

March 17th, 2019

Count Your Blessings Daily

Willie’s Remedy infused coffee combines the benefits of cannabis with other plants. Whole bean coffee is carefully selected and roasted, then infused with full spectrum hemp extract. The result is a balancing effect to coffee’s natural lift, a perfect harmony of focus from the caffeine plus calm from the cannabis.

Paula Nelson and Jesse Dayton at the Luck Reunion (March 14, 2019)

March 17th, 2019

Thanks, Janis from Texas, for sharing photos of Paula Nelson and Jesse Dayton from the Luck Reunion last Wednesday.

Willie Nelson throws a party at SWSX

March 16th, 2019

Words & Images by: Bryan Lasky

Luck Reunion :: 03.14.19
Luck, Texas Ranch :: Luck, TXThe first thing you see upon arriving at Luck Ranch is a bunch of horses running about and you get a feeling that you’ve landed someplace special. You’re on hallowed ground to see a festival on a movie set, and the lineup is loaded from top to bottom. You can sense the good vibes surrounding it all. For the 2019 Luck Reunion, everything went pretty much to plan.some last minute set up while festival-goers started entering the venue, and the traffic jam leaving the festival were the only things I saw that someone could say weren’t perfect. Luck Reunion is a festival that has everything down to a tee.

The festival grounds are quite small, make it possible to walk from one end to the other in less than 10 minutes. The first building you come to is the chapel, the smallest stage that had a line outside the entire day as only about 60 people, out of roughly 2,000 attendees, are allowed in at one time. There were people, sometimes four rows deep, watching from outside through the chapel windows. Guitarist Billy Strings was early on the schedule and wowed the crowd, as he’s been doing everywhere with his equally skillful band. Later, J.S. Ondara‘s voice echoed through the room to the point she almost didn’t a microphone, while Cedric Burnside closed the chapel down with guitar playing that could certainly be called fast and furious.

There were plenty of drinks from vendors, merchandise from the festival as well as the artists, local businesses, and food trucks for all your hunger needs. Of course, Willie’s Reserve cannabis was on site, which was in the movie set jail, and while you couldn’t try it, you could learn about it. Gibson had a station where you could try a bunch of different guitars and it was great to see kids at the festival trying out the instruments. The set also presented tributes to many musicians who have passed away with their pictures adorned with flowers and candles. It was beautiful to see tributes to so many amazing musicians across the grounds.

The regular stages had a wide range of music during the day. The Mystery Lights brought some ‘70s big-time rock ‘n’ roll madness, while the were more on the ‘60s rock vibe you might find in a Quentin Tarantino film. Low Cut Connie brought his wild rock show to the tent and blew everyone away. It’s thrilling to watch Adam Weiner work a crowd into a frenzy from the moment the show starts and keep it going until it’s over. There was an all-female stage, anchored by Mavis Staples. The women ranged from Mountain Man‘s amazing harmonies to YOLA‘s soulful overpowering voice and songs to Sunny War‘s slightly jazzy folk rock. Of course, Mavis brought the house, and the sun, down as she closed the stage with an energetic set that ended with “The Weight,” with all of the stage’s performers and Nathaniel Rateliff coming out to assist. The crowd was all in for the living legend from the moment she took the stage.

One thing that stood out as the day wore on was that all the artists were watching one another play and mingling with the crowd. The laid-back family affair feel was strong at Luck. It felt like its own little world, in contrast to the craziness happening nearby at South By Southwest.

Like the other stages, the main stage was musically all over the place. Katie Pruitt, winner of the SXSW contest, began the day and showed off that she has a hell of a voice and a fantastic talent for songwriting. Illuminati Hotties, who stirred their own SXSW buzz, showed it’s well deserved. They put on a non-stop rock show for their set and had the crowd grooving along with them. The Marcus King Band played a solid set that included some of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” and the crowd showering King and his band with love after the set. Local guitar slingers Matthew Logan Vasquez and Shakey Graves both put on powerful performances, much to the crowd’s delight.

After 8 p.m., most of the other stages shut down as the Nelson family played sets one after the other. Paula Nelson kicked it off with Jesse Dayton and played a fun set of rocking honky tonk. They were followed by Particle Kid, Micha Nelson’s band, who were rocking more like Crazy Horse and less like Johnny Cash. From there we had who played one of the most laid-back sets I’ve seen them do. That’s not to say they weren’t rocking the stage, but with the quieter songs they played, they showed how versatile they can be.

Finally it was time for the man himself, Willie Nelson to take the stage. He looked and sounded great and you could see how happy he was to play for everyone on his own property. Though there weren’t any surprises in the setlist, there was a buzz throughout Luck Ranch as seeing him at his home felt like being invited to be part of the family, even for one night.

Read article and see more photos here.

Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson with Steve Earle on SiriusXM radio

March 16th, 2019

Jeremy Tepper, Micah Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Steve Earle

Thank you, Janis from Texas for these pictures from SiriusXM Radio.

Dallas Wayne with Lukas Nelson


Willie Nelson in Country Magazine March 1990

March 16th, 2019

Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan (Farm Aid 2019)

March 16th, 2019



Willie Nelson & Family & Friends in Luck

March 16th, 2019