Archive for November, 2011

Willie Nelson, “Jimmy’s Road”

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

“I wrote ‘Jimmy’s Song’ when my friend and bass player, David Zettner, was drafted into the army during the Viet Nam War. I could have called it ‘David’s Song,’ but ‘Jimmy’s Road’ sounded more euphonious. Thank you, Chet Atkins, for that big word. He said that one time about some line I had written. At the time I didn’t know what it meant — words that go together — but I said, ’Alright Chet, thanks.’ I was relieved to find out later it was a good thing.”

– Willie Nelson

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011


Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real on Tour: Don’t Panic! Organic!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

pick(Thanks to Janis, from Texas, for sharing a picture of her guitar pick, from the band’s show at the House of Blues in Dallas.)

Lukas Nelson and the band wind up their 2011 schedule with a television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, benefit concerts, and shows in Colorado, Utah and California.  See them when you can!

For information on the band:

Dec 01 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
Dec 02 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Dec 03 The Eldo Crested Butte, CO
Dec 04 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 06 Humbolt Brews Arcata, CA
Dec 09 The Malibu Inn Malibu, CA
Dec 10 Birch North Park Theatre San Diego, CA

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Great News! Folk Uke’s New Album, ‘Reincarnation’ now available

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

1. He Needs Me
2. Blessed and Cursed
3. Nobody Blues
4. Quattro Momento
5. Worthless
6. My Little Singer
7. I Miss My Boyfriend (featuring Shooter Jennings)
8. Filthy Floors
9. Long Black Limousine
10. Reincarnation

Folk Uke Shows

Dec. 8 – Santa Monica, CA
Dec. 9 – Culver City, CA
Dec. 10 – Culver City, CA

For more info:

Amy and Lukas Nelson, San Francisco, January 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Willie Nelson, Luck, Texas

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Willie Nelson, ‘It’s Always Now’

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Willie Nelson with the Dallas Symphony (March 5, 2008)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Photograph:  Rachel Parker

see more of Rachel Parker’s great photographs here. 

Willie Nelson, ‘Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain’

Monday, November 28th, 2011

This day in Willie Nelson history: Grand Ole’ Opry Debut (11/28/64)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

On November 28, 1964, Willie Nelson made his Grand Ole Opry debut, as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee. It is the oldest continuous radio program in the United States, having been broadcast on WSM since November 28, 1925.  It is also televised and promotes live performances both in Nashville and on the road.

Willie Nelson 2012 Calendar (with Christopher Durst photographs)

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Willie Nelson’s website is offering a 2012 calendar, featuring photographs compliments of photographer Christopher Durst from the most recent 2011 Willie Nelson & Family live tour.     Each month has  a quote each month from the book ‘Tao of Willie”, written by Willie Nelson and Turk Pipkin.

The calendars are $25.00, but you can get for $19.99 if you purchase it before the end of November.

To purchase the calendar:

To see more of Christopher Durst’s great photographs:

Willie Nelson, Austin Opry House (1974)

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Paul Buskirk, with Willie Nelson

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

October 14, 1993
Justice Records

Track Listing
1. Nacogdoches Waltz
2. Sophisticated Lady
3. Little Rock Get-a-way
4. Intermezzo
5. Dardanella
6. Under Paris Skies
7. Joy (Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring)
8. Nola
9. I Will Wait for You
10. Greensleeves

Album Notes:  Personnel: Paul Buskirk (mandola); Willie Nelson (guitar); Paul Schmidtt (piano); Dean Reynolds (acoustic bass); Mike LeFebvre (drums).Recorded at Pedernales Recording Studios, Spicewood, Texas.Personnel: P aul Buskirk (mandola, mandolin); Willie Nelson (guitar); Paul Schmidtt (piano); Dean Reynolds (upright bass); Mike Lefebvre (drums).Audio Mixer: Larry Greenhill.Recording information: Pedernales Recording Studios, Spicewood, TX.

Saturday, November 26th, 2011