Thanks to Janis for sharing this picture of Paul English escorting Bobbie Nelson off stage in Minnesota last night, just as he does after every show. Mickey Raphael and stage manager John Selman are also in the picture, and Bee Spear’s left shoulder.
Archive for October, 2010
Thanks to Lana Nelson, www.WillieNelson.com
Photo by Steve Hopson
|October 29, 30, 2010||Mystic Lake Casino||Prior Lake, MN|
|November 1, 2010||Rialto Square Theater||Joliet, IL|
|November 2, 2010||private party||Lexington, KY|
|November 5, 2010||Long Ctr. for the Performing Arts||Austin, TX|
|November 6, 2010||Riverwind Casino||Norman, OK|
|November 7, 2010||Texas Motor Speedway||Fort Worth, TX|
|November 9, 2010||Willie’s Theater||Carl’s Corner, TX|
|November 27, 2010||Winstar Casino||Thackerville, OK|
|December 1, 2010||Gruene Hall||New Braunfels, TX|
|December 2, 2010||Abilene Civic Center||Abilene, TX|
|December 3, 2010||Spirit Bank Event Center||Tulsa, OK|
|December 7, 2010||Ft. Smith Convention Cntr.||Ft. Smith, AR|
|December 8, 2010||Crossroads Arena||Corinth, TX|
|December 9, 2010||Vada heid PAC||Mtn Home, AR|
|December 10, 2010||First Council Casino||Newkirk, OK|
|December 11, 2010||Oil Palace||Tyler, TX|
Please note, always check with venue, or www.WillieNelson.com to confirm any thing listed here.
A great album for a great cause! Willie Nelson shares his voice to “Take No Part” with Bluetech & Marty Dread. Take a few minutes to show your support and download it today.
- Jeff ‘Free’ Luers – Live at the Wow Hall 13:34
- Bluetech, Willie Nelson, & Marty Dread – Take No Part (rmx) 05:47
- Dr Israel & Seven – Get the F__K Up 04:28
- Blackbird Raum – Lucasville 03:21
- Heavyweight Dub Champion (feat Killah Priest) – Babylon Beast 04:56
- Ramona Africa – Live at the Wow Hall 14:16
- STS9 – Equinox (live/acoustic) 08:03
- Etheric Double & Emancipator – Jet Stream (rmx) 05:48
- Resident Anti-Hero – Systems of Control 06:46
- Citizens Band – The FBI Stole My Fiddle 03:23
- Remember Me Feral & Ninth Moon Black – Aesthesis (rmx) 06:22
- Jorah LaFleur – Harder to Breath (live in the studio) 04:32
- Pitch Black – Protect the Grain 03:43
RELEASE DATE: SEPT 28, 2010
In support of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, we bring you this 13-track compilation of incredible talent. The album is full of variety, featuring music ranging from folk to jazz to rock to reggae and beyond, all while preserving the importance of encouraging positive social change. All of the tracks touch on the politics of our time, offering information as well as tools to empower you to take back your rights.
Photo by Joey McLeister
by Jon Bream
Willie Nelson waltzed onstage at Mystic Lake Casino Friday night wearing a dark business suit and, of course, New Balance running shoes. (Willie wearing a suit makes about as much sense as Willie cutting his hair, which he did earlier this year. Btw, his hair is growing out and he was sporting two short braids now that the locks have reached his shoulders once again.)
He waved, then took off the suit jacket, revealing his black T-shirt, picked up his famous guitar Trigger and tore into “Whiskey River,” which has been the opening number for probably all 200 of his gigs in 2010.
Willie also was wearing a black cowboy hat, which he took off during a piano solo by his sister Bobbie. Then he switched to a bandana. Throughout the night, he’d toss his bandana to the crowd and put on another one or wear a cowboy hat tossed onstage (even if it was a cowgirl hat). He seemed to be in a good mood. He didn’t apologize for twice postponing this two-night stand. Actually, he didn’t talk much between songs, usually starting the next song while the sell-out crowd was still clapping for the previous one.
As I said in my review, Willie never explained why his longtime drummer Paul English (subject of “Me and Paul”) played on only one or two songs and his brother Billy English handled the snare drum the rest of the night (apparently Paul had a stroke a while back). Other than his sister Bobbie, Willie did not introduce the other musicians (bassist Bee Spears, harmonica ace Mickey Raphael) by name.
Willie’s wonderful guitar work on Friday (see the review for details) makes me want to return to Mystic Lake on Saturday night. Here’s hoping that he makes some changes in the set list. This is what he played on Friday: