“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
Archive for November, 2011
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:
1. He Needs Me
2. Blessed and Cursed
3. Nobody Blues
4. Quattro Momento
6. My Little Singer
7. I Miss My Boyfriend (featuring Shooter Jennings)
8. Filthy Floors
9. Long Black Limousine
Folk Uke Shows
Dec. 8 – Santa Monica, CA
Dec. 9 – Culver City, CA
Dec. 10 – Culver City, CA
For more info: www.FolkUke.com
Photograph: Rachel Parker
see more of Rachel Parker’s great photographs here.
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’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: www.WillieNelson.com
To see more of Christopher Durst’s great photographs:
October 14, 1993
1. Nacogdoches Waltz
2. Sophisticated Lady
3. Little Rock Get-a-way
6. Under Paris Skies
7. Joy (Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring)
9. I Will Wait for You
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.