Cherie from Texas took this photo.
Archive for January, 2011
by: Chris Riemenschneider
Still the best giant music festival in the country — and certainly the most diverse musically — the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival just announced a pretty spectacular lineup for its two-weekend run this year, April 29-May 1 and May 5-8. The list includes mainstream rock favorites Kid Rock, Bon Jovi, Robert Plant, Jeff Beck and John Mellencamp alongside party-starting old twang vets Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffet alongside hipster rock favorites such as the Strokes, Arcade Fire, Wilco, the Decemberists, the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons alongside R&B/hip-hop staples Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, John Legend & the Roots and Lupe Fiasco, plus (best of all) the usual who’s-who roster of Louisianan artists, including Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Trombone Shorty, the Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Kermit Ruffins and a whole bunch you’d be blessed to discover. There’s also a few curious where-are-they-now acts on the bill: Tom Jones, Cyndi Lauper and Edie Brickell. Sure, why not?
Click here for the full lineup and info on tickets, which are cheaper the earlier you buy them ($30-$40 per day) and might be the best bang-for-your-buck of all the music fests. Not to mention, this fest is a nonprofit and provides a huge financial boon to the city, which has taken a great leap toward cleaning itself up and reclaiming its greatness but still has a ways to go.
Alice from Atlanta sent this picture of the Legends Guitar by Ron Sweeney that she took last year in Nashville. Sweeney is the artist who is working on the new painting/sculpture for the Legends in Austin.
Alice pointed out that Honky Tonk Hero Billy Joe Shaver’s image was missing from the guitar; what’s up with that?
On the eve of Super Bowl XXXVII, Willie Nelson and Toby Keith perform in a live installment of “CMT Crossroads” from Houston with Aerosmith members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.
I haven’t given anything away here for a while, have I? Well, let’s fix that. This is the poster they were giving away at the Fillmore shows this year. In the past, they have given away a different poster every night, a different design. In ’09, the design was the same, but it was a different color every night. This year, budget cuts or whatever, they handed out the same (really cool) poster every night. So I am giving away one of mine. How many rolled up posters does a girl need anyway? All you have to do is leave a comment and share about your first or your favorite Willie Nelson & Family concert. Or, you can e-mail, me, too, to be in the drawing — Linda @ stillisstillmoving.com. I’ll draw a name randomly next weekend.
|What else is there to life? Show what you care about when you’re driving around town with this bumper sticker. Green printing of woodcut symbols, Farm Aid logo, and text on a white background. Sticker measures 3″ x 9″.|
Buddy Prewitt, Lighting Director for Willie Nelson & Family, has posted several more Crew’s Views at Willie Nelson’s website
See them all, pictures and stories, at www.WillieNelson.com/ppp