Archive for February, 2017
Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sharing this poster.
It’s sweet that they wear each other’s shirts.
WILLIE NELSON DRY-HOPPED PALE ALE
This pale ale harmoniously melds old and new, packing the kettle with old familiars Chinook and Columbus, alongside a terpy blast of Nelson Sauvin and Citra in the dry hop. Willie plays a hazy pint, featuring pungent aromas of tropical fruit, dank herbs, resinous pine, and citrus—like a late night jam session on a tropical island.
“Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard”
April 6, 2017
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents, which has produced tributes to John Lennon, Kris Kristofferson and Gregg Allman, said Nelson originally came up with the idea for a tribute concert and Haggard’s wife, Theresa, and his son, Ben, helped select the artists to be included. Haggard and Nelson recorded several albums together, including “Pancho & Lefty,” and Haggard’s last released album, “Django and Jimmie,” in 2015.
Haggard died April 6 on his 79th birthday after a career spanning five decades and dozens of iconic hits, including “Okie from Muskogee,” ”Mama Tried,” ”Hungry Eyes,” ”Today I Started Loving You Again” and such blue collar chronicles as “If We Make It Through December” and “Workin’ Man Blues.”