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Thursday, February 28th, 2013


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Thursday, February 28th, 2013


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Thursday, February 28th, 2013


Willie Nelson, Mickey Raphael, Ziggy Marley

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Mickey Raphael, Don Was, Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson and Mickey Raphael contributed to Ziggy Marley’s children’s album, “Family Time”, with “This Train”. Ziggy won a grammy for this album.


Thursday, February 28th, 2013


Thanks to Willie Nelson fan Margret Kentgens-Craig, for sharing her picture of Budrock Pruett, Lighting Engineer for Willie Nelson and Family.

“In action: Budrock Prewitt, the man who puts a good light on Willie, Mickey, Bobby, Kevin, Billy and Paul and their guests – show after show. Jameokee Campground, Pinnacle, NC, 16 June, 2012.

–Margret Kentgens-Craig.”


Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, “Wurlitzer Prize”

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Another Willie Nelson fan: June Lockart

Thursday, February 28th, 2013


June Lockardt, Timmy’s mom in “Lassie”, stopped by and visited with  Willie Nelson before the concert in Northridge, California.

Mrs. Martin and Lassie

Willie Nelson

Thursday, February 28th, 2013


Willie Nelson performs at the after party for the premiere of Warner Bros. Picture’s The Dukes of Hazzard at the Chinese Theater on July 28, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Folk Uke, Hard Pans, Mike Nicolai and the Sensations to perform at Hole in the Wall Austin, (March 7, 2013)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013


On March 7, 2013, Folk Uke will perform at  Hole in the Wall, in Austin, Texas.    Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie will open at 10:00 p.m.

“It’s a busy week around here… Friday I’m filling in on bass with Ramsay Midwood somewhere called Hunter, TX. Then on Sunday the Sensations and I are doing our first recording session. It’s always weird and cool to hear what stuff sounds like with a little distance. Next Thursday night 3/7, we’re on a great bill at Hole in the Wall. Very excited about this gig. First on the bill, at 10pm, is Folk Uke (Cathy Guthrie & Amy Nelson).

I first saw them play in late 2005, when I strummed and sang a bit with Ramsay Midwood on a tour that Arlo Guthrie put together to benefit musicians in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Everybody was sweet and fun and the shows were great. Cathy and Amy’s respective dads, Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson, sat in with them in New Orleans. There were fun aftershow hotel picking parties. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Cyril Neville, Kevn Kinney, and a bunch of other badasses played.

I hadn’t seen Kevni Kinney since my old band the Draghounds opened for the mighty Drivin’ and Cryin’ in Minneapolis in the early 90s. I met a lot of wild and warm people on that tour.  The guys in the bands, the crew, everybody was tops. All for a good cause to boot. The whole thing was a blast, and it remains one of the highlights of my lifelong music goofing. Since then I’ve wanted to do a show with Folk Uke sometime, and now it’s finally happenin’! Get there early to see these ladies, you’ll be glad that you did, I promise.”

— Mike Nicolai


Willie Nelson & Family at Indiana University (April 6, 2013)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

by Jeff LaFave

We were always on his mind.

Music legend Willie Nelson will play April 6 at the IU Auditorium.

Nelson, a 79-year-old country music icon, has been renowned for an extensive solo career and membership of the “Highwaymen” supergroup featuring Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings.

“I can’t wait,” IU Auditorium Associate Director Maria Talbert said. “We at the Auditorium are very excited to be hosting Willie Nelson again. He was here in 2004 and put on an amazing show for the community. We are looking forward to another great night.”

The performance, billed as Willie Nelson and Family, will feature cuts from his upcoming album “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” planned for release April 16.
Nelson’s six-decade career spans 200 albums, including hit singles “On the Road Again” and the breakthrough hit “Crazy,” which he performed with Patsy Cline.

Fittingly enough, Nelson’s performance at the auditorium will happen near the campus statue of Hoagy Carmichael — Nelson recorded a cover of Carmichael’s famed song

With expectations of a large ticket demand, the auditorium will start ticket sales with a lottery system 9 a.m. Friday.

“People can show up to the Auditorium in person starting at nine,” Talbert said. “They don’t need to come any earlier. We do the lottery system to keep people from lining up

Tickets for the one-night performance go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the auditorium website, box office and all Ticketmaster locations.

Ticket costs range from $39 to $75.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


Here are more great photos of Willie Nelson taken by Houston photographer David Clements. You can view more of his photos of Willie Nelson and other musicians at his website at

Thanks again, David!

Willie Nelson Guitar Pick of the Day: Think Green!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Photo by Mary Ann Brown – Picks courtesy of Buddy Prewitt

Willie Nelson on Broken Bridges Soundtrack

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


Toby Keith’s Show Dog Nashville record label announced the release of the soundrack to “Broken Bridges”, a new movie starring Toby and Kelly Preston. The soundrack was released on August 29, 2006. The movie, directed by Steven Goldman, is scheduled to be released in the fall. It also stars Lindsey Houn, Tess Harper, Burt Reynolds, and a cameo appearance by our very own Willie Nelson, who also joins Toby for a song on the sound track. The movie is a joint effort between Parmount and CMT Films.

The movie is described as a “bitter sweet story of former highschool sweethearts.” Bo, played by Toby, and Angela, played by Kelly Preston, return home after they learn their younger brothers were killed. Bo is a country western singer, who’s fame is fading, and he meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.

Track List

1.Broken Bridges – Toby Keith, Lindsey Louhan
2.Thinking about You – Fred Eaglesmith
3.Crash Here Tonight – Toby Keith
4.Broken – Lindsey Houn
5.Along for the Ride – Matraca Berg
6.Uncloudy Day – Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Bebe Winons
7.What’s Up With That – Scotty Emerick
8.High on the Mountain – Flynnville Train
10.Can’t go back – Toby Keith
11. The Waiting Game – Toby Keith and other writers’ instrumental song
12. Big Bull Rider – Toby Keith, vocal link
13. ZigZag Stop – Toby Keigh
14. Old Mill Jam – Toby Keith and Randy Scruggs
15.Jackie Don Tucker – Toby Keith

Free Billy Joe Shaver Concert in Houston (March 6, 2013)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


The St. Mark’s  Episcopal Church in Houston invites you to a rare opportunity to hear  one of Texas’ finest musical treasures, Billy Joe Shaver, at a free concert on March 6, 2013.  The concert is part of the Church’s Lenten Concert Series “Songs of Lovin’ and Redemption.”.  Billy Joe will perform at 7:00 p.m. in their newly renovated sanctuary, located at.

” This series is our gift to the city of Houston: We want to share the gift of music with you that is profound and soulful.”

Well, Billy Joe is both.

Other artists in the series will include Sara Hickman on March 13, and Terri Hendrix on …March 20.

Get more information visit their website here.  or email Eric Hungerford at

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
3816 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, Texas 77025
713.664.3466 |

Willie Nelson and Family, “Wild Horses”

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013