September 18th, 2021

Willie Nelson & Family at Outlaw Music Festival in Saratog Springs (9/17/21)

September 18th, 2021
by: Lauren Halligan

Read entire review here.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Longtime music legend Willie Nelson, at 88 years old, is still pleasing crowds as he once again leads the Outlaw Music Festival across the country.

For the festival’s Sunday night show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the audience was treated to performances by Margo Price, Gov’t Mule, Sturgill Simpson and Willie Nelson & Family.

The local concert was among the first of a total 14-stop tour that will highlight different artists along the way, while always featuring Willie Nelson & Family as the headlining act.

While each of Sunday’s opening acts was distinctly different, offering a good variety for concertgoers, all three have found their way onto this unique tour under the title of “outlaw” – and alongside the iconic Willie Nelson.

In his gray pigtail braids, red bandana and straw cowboy hat, the beloved star took the stage ready to entertain. Sitting next to his son Micah Nelson, Willie got the show going with “Whiskey River” and “Still Is Still Moving To Me.”

A few humorous numbers like “Still Not Dead,” “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die” and Micah’s song “If I Die When I’m High I’ll Be Halfway to Heaven” made light of the musician’s old age and mortality.

Willie played fan favorites like “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” “Always on My Mind” and “On the Road Again” as well as “Crazy,” and “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.”

“Georgia On My Mind” and “Will the Circle be Unbroken” both made the setlist too, before Willie ended the performance with a comical cover of “It’s Hard To Be Humble.”

For a guy with so many decades of success, maybe it is hard to be humble – but Willie certainly knows how to make an audience feel right at home in his presence.

Farm Aid 2017 in Burgettstown, PA (September 17, 2017)

September 17th, 2021

Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid concert to bring together a wide variety of artists, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on the land. Farm Aid is an all-day festival that brings together incredible music, good food and hands-on activities to get folks in touch with the roots of our food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to take part in the Good Food Movement.

The lineup:

Farm Aid features the best that music has to offer, while remaining true to its ultimate mission.

Happy anniversary, Willie and Annie Nelson

September 16th, 2021
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Happy happy anniversary, Willie Nelson and Annie D’Angelo, married on September 16, 1991.

Willie & Annie

Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Nora Jones, “Here We Go Again”

September 16th, 2021

September 16th, 2021

Photo: Andrew Shapter

September 16th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson

September 15th, 2021

“Stay all night (stay a little longer)” — Willie Nelson, Johnny Rodriquez

September 14th, 2021

September 14th, 2021

Willie Nelson & Family in Saratoga Springs, MD (9.12.21)

September 13th, 2021

Thank you, Carol Sidoran, for sharing your great photos from the Outlaw Music Festival in Saratoga Springs, MD last night.

Willie Nelson & Family on Coney Island (September 13, 2016)

September 13th, 2021

Willie Nelson Art

September 13th, 2021

Farm Aid (Sept. 25, 2021) In Person or Streaming

September 12th, 2021
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Willie Nelson and Tom Petty

September 12th, 2021