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WIllie Nelson sings on new Dallas Wayne Album: “Songs the Jukebox Taught Me” – and Live in Concert tonight with Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie of Folk Uke at Continental Club

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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You can order the album here.

Dallas Wayne is more than just a sexy voice on the radio – (Sirius/XM radio:  Wille’s Road House, Outlaw Country) — he’s also a sexy voice on a record album!  He has a new album out, too, with a long, familiar track list of songs we know and love.  Dallas invited several of his country music friends to sing the hits with him on the album,  just take a look below.  This will be one of those albums you just keep listening to over and over.  Thanks, Dallas!

Songs The Jukebox Taught Me CD … $12.00
Heart of Texas Records (2016)

Track List:
Your Time’s Comin’ with Willie Nelson
Who’ll Turn Out The Lights In Your World Tonight
A Dime At A Time
Yesterday’s Gone with Paula Nelson
Sea Of Heartbreak
Devil In The Bottle
Three Days
No Relief In Sight
It Just Doesn’t Seem To Matter with Jeannie Seely
Skip A Rope
Eleven Roses with Darrell & Mona McCall
Sun Comin’ Up
She Always Got What She Wanted
Stop The World And Let Me Off.

 

“The official release date of my new album Songs The Jukebox Taught Me is May 20, but early-bird copies are now available exclusively from my website and from Heart of Texas Records. After more than ten albums of mostly original material, I’ve chosen to pay tribute to the heroes and teachers who taught me this music. I’m honored to have some of my personal heroes and friends as very special guests on the album, and I hope you enjoy the new record as much as we enjoyed making it.

To mark the May 20th release date, I’ll be in Nashville that week, performing as well as broadcasting my radio show from the SiriusXM Nashville studios. On Saturday May 21, I’ll perform on the Grand Ole Opry and be the musical host of the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree. And on May 23-24, I’m proud to take part in a TV taping of RFD TV’s Country’s Family Reunion for a special Tribute to Merle Haggard.”

To read the press release, visit: http://bit.ly/DWPressRelease.

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Dallas and his band perform regularly at the Continental Club in Austin.  TONIGHT he will be playing at the Club with Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie of Folk Uke.  What a great show!

Dallas’ album, “I’ll take the Fifth” is also great.  You can purchase it at the website, too.

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I’ll Take the Fifth CD …. $12.00
Smith Entertainment (2009)

Track List:
All Dressed Up/ Crawlin’ Is Easy
I’m Gonna Break Some Promises Tonight
Not A Dry Eye In The House
Fixin’ To Fall
I’ll Take The Fifth
If These Walls Could Cry/
Invisible Man
Straighten Up (And Lie Right) with Sunny Sweeney
In No Time At All
God Only Knows
I Never Did Like Planes/ Something Inside.
 

Willie Nelson: Countryman

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

 

1.  Do you Mind Too Much If I don’t Understand
2.  How Long is Forever?
3.  I’m a Worried Man” (featuring Toots Hibbert)

4. The Harder They Come
5. Something to Think About
6. Sitting in Limbo
7. Darkness on the Face of the Earth
8. One in a Row
9. I’ve Just Destroyed the World I’m Living In
10.  You Left Me a Long, Long Time Ago
11.  I Guess I’ve Come to Live Here
12.  Undo the Right

Lukas Nelson, Jam in the Van in Austin, “Forget Georgia”, new album, and Promise of the Real Tour

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Lukas Nelson sang “Forget About Georgia” Live at the GQ Artist House 2016 in Austin, TX with Jam in the Van. The song is on the new Promise of the Real Album.

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Buy the album, and get information about the band’s tour.

www.PromiseoftheReal.com

Check out Lukas Nelson’s other videos from this session!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyNFL…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Qvp…

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Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard “Last of the Breed”

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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In 2007 that Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price recorded their Last of the Breed album, of western swing, country classics and some of the best country music ever written — most of it by them.     The artists took their show on the road and toured in support of the album in March of that year.

There were no 14-year-olds on that tour, but those guys toured like they were teenagers promoting their first album, blazing a trail across the country performing 15-shows in 17 days.  I got to see their show a couple times here in Colorado, and I was blown away.  These talented musicans were at the top of their game  and were having so much fun performing together. And the music!  They were joined by friend and fellow musical genius Freddy Powers, and sang their award-winning hits to sold-out halls everwhere.   We all left those shows knowing we’d just experienced something very special.

The Last of the Breed album was released before the tour, a double-album,  and a DVD quickly followed.  Now, on March 3, 2009, Image Entertainment will  release a live cd, recorded from their concerts.  This is good news, because it is going to get wider distribution, and will also be available, for the first time, through i-tunes for download.

They are the Last of the Breed — the elder statesmen of classic country music who have inspired artists for decades. No one else sings country music with the passion and purity of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price. In March 2007, these living legends and Country Music Hall of Famers united on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event that was captured for television and recorded to give fans the ultimate concert experience. Backed by the GRAMMY Award-winning Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel and Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys, LIVE FROM THE LAST OF THE BREED TOUR presents Willie’s, Merle’s and Ray’s greatest hits that they performed on this magical evening.

TRACK LIST

  1. Miles and Miles of Texas (w/Asleep at the Wheel
  2. Make the World Go Away (Ray Price)
  3. For the Good Times (Ray Price)
  4. Take Me Back to Tulsa (Merle Haggard)
  5. Silver Wings (Merle Haggard)
  6. That’s the Way Love Goes (Merle Haggard)
  7. Okie From Miskogee (Merle Haggard)
  8. Pancho and Lefty (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard)
  9. Always on My Mind (Willie Nelson)
  10. Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
  11. Ramblin’ Fever (Merle Haggard)
  12. I Gotta Have My Baby Back (Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard)
  13. Night Life (Ray Price)
  14. Sing Me Back Home (Merle Haggard)
  15. Crazy (Willie Nelson, Ray Price
  16. On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)

In March 2007, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price performed on-stage together for the first time in the Last of the Breed tour.

Record Store Day

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Leon Russell

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Django and Jimmie”

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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Lukas Nelson talks about new album, “Something Real”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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www.hngn.com
by:  Michael Lello

Lukas Nelson, the son of Willie Nelson, has released a new album, “Something Real,” with his roots rock band Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real.
Lukas Nelson’s profile continues to grow at a rapid yet sustainable pace, as his band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real recently released a remarkable new album, “Something Real,” while its namesake is on call to work with heavy hitters like Neil Young and Bob Weir.

Playing a self-proclaimed brand of “cowboy hippie surf rock,” on “Something Real,” Nelson, the son of country icon Willie Nelson, and the burgeoning band take another step forward. And as Nelson sees it, the next album will be even better.

“We already have almost another album recorded, at least the demos are done,” Nelson says in an interview with HNGN, revealing that he’s also wirting with the aforementioned Weir of Grateful Dead fame and planning a record with kindred spirit Shooter Jennings. “This record that we’re releasing now is two years old, and that’s kind of frustrating sometimes to put a snapshot out of a 2-year-old piece of art, but it’s the nature of the business, and I’m already excited about the next one. We’ll put it out in the fall or sometime soon.”

Promise of the Real – Corey McCormick (bass), Anthony LoGerfo (drums) and Tato Melgar (percussion) – is Nelson’s top priority. That said, he is an artist of many ambitions, who, along with his band and brother Micah recorded with Young on his 2015 protest album “The Monsanto Years,” played on Young’s subsequent tour and has been a featured member in his dad’s band.

With all of this in mind, we spoke with Nelson about the making of his group’s latest album, how he embraces Willie’s legacy and why sometimes music is more than just music.

What was your mindset going into this album?

It’s funny. We hadn’t released anything in a while, but we knew we needed to get something out. We went down to San Francisco and got into a Victorian mansion called Westerfield House. It’s been a home to the likes of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company and Russian embassy and a speakeasy,

What kind of impact did that atmosphere have on the music?

I’d say 75 percent of that material is San Francisco-born, so the vibe can’t help but be there.

Why did you put the song “San Francisco,” made famous my Scott McKenzie, on the album? Was it emblematic of the album?

Yeah, we were there, we were feelin‘ it, I wrote a bunch of music while I was there absorbing the vibes. There’s a certain darkness and a big change happening between the classes. On one hand you have an amazing economic growth and a lot of jobs being created and people making a lot of money working on things that are helping our world, arguably for the better, in the tech industry and all of the industries that are going up there, and then you have all those artists and people that can’t afford to live in those places anymore. So there’s a lot going on there, and I think that’s reflected in the record.

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“Something Real,” the new album from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
The album has a really live sound. It doesn’t sound like there were a lot of overdubs.

There weren’t many overdubs. We did a live track in one of the rooms, and I’d go up to the tower sometimes overlooking the city and I’d sing my vocals there and we’d light candles. It was basically live. We just put all the amps in different rooms and went for it.

When you play concerts, do you try to stick to the album versions or leave thingsopen-ended so you can jam?

Live is where we’re at. Live is where we really shine, so we’ve just grown so much as a band. We like to improvise, we like to change things up.

What does “cowboy, hippie, surf rock” mean?

Well, I was born in Texas, I also grew up in Hawaii, I surf, and I like to rock ‘n’ roll. I grew up with country music and I grew up with rock ‘n’ roll, so that blend is kind of what we jokingly refer to as “cowboy, hippie, surf rock.”

What kind of music were you exposed to growing up, and what did you think of yourdad’s music?

My dad’s music is what I grew up listening to, and he’s always been the greatest dad anybody could ask for. He’s led by example, and he’s given me my space. I’m not trying to run away from it at all. I’m proud that he’s my dad. I play my own music, but I’m also influenced by him and I sound like him when I sing. I can’t help it, and I’m not running away from it, but I do think I’ve learned to play guitar and I’ve learned to play piano andI’ve learned how to write music and songs, so I consider myself a growing artist with respect to my father but separate from him.

Have you befriended any musicians in the same situation?

Well, Shooter (Jennings) and I are working together. We recorded stuff together, andwe’ve done some tours together, so he and I have a lot in common, our dads being best friends and him growing up in a similar situation. He’s about the best guy you can be friends with.

How has your dad reacted to your growing success?

I think he’s really happy that I’m able to do what I want to do. He grew up in a world where it was a lot harder to get out there unless you played the game a little bit, and the irony is once he stopped playing the game and went down to Austin and grew his hair long and recorded “The Redheaded Stranger” and “Troublemaker” and worked with Waylan and all that, that’s when the game stopped, and that’s when he actually made it. He didn’t make it until he was 40 years old. I’ve learned a lot from him how to deal with the industry, andI’m still learning.

When did you realize you wanted to follow in your father’s footsteps and become a musician?

I’ve always known what I’ve wanted to do. At 6 or 7 years old I had a dream that I was in front of like a million people, alone up there, and I was terrified, and I call it my conscious awareness, where usually you’d say you’re looking at the audience and what was more comfortable for me to shrink my awareness down to the center of my chest and look out through my chest, look out through my heart at the audience, and sing from that place. I had this vivid dream that this happened to me, and when I started singing from that place, I felt that people started cheering and the crowd went wild, the million people.

Neil Young and Willie Nelson are activists. Do you feel your music is more than just about music?

Yes. I feel like music is art, and art is also social commentary. Now I don’t believe it should all be social commentary, but I also believe that there is a role for social commentary in all art, music. I’m not one to shy away from that, although I do like art for the sake of art at the same time as well. I think there’s a good balance and a well-rounded artist will incorporate what he believes or what he’s come to know or a certain wisdom.

What was it like to record and tour with Neil for “The Monsanto Years”?

I mean it was amazing. Working with Neil was the most incredible thing. We’re going out to Europe, we’re going to jazz fests and we’ve got a live album that he’s putting together right now, and he’s just so creative and fun to work with. It’s a highlight of my life to do these things with him, no matter what it is, no matter what it’s for.

How would you compare “Something Real” and your next album?

The upcoming album is more mature, it’s just what you would expect from something two years later from a band that’s constantly getting better. I’m looking forward to releasing this record, and I think the next one is going to be even better, and the next one after that is going to blow people’s minds, and hopefully this one will in some ways too.

What are your thoughts on “bro country”?

Man, I don’t know about genres, music is music. You like it, you like it. Some of the pop stuff is good. There are some incredible songs being recorded. I don’t hate on anybody. I may not align myself to certain things, but I don’t judge, and I think that there’s some great music out there. The music with integrity shines through.

Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Nora Jones, “Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles”

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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And Mickey Raphael!

Hallelujah I Love Her So
Come Rain or Come Shine
Unchain My Heart
Cryin’ Time
Losing Hand
Hit The Road Jack
I’m Moving On
Busted
Here We Go Again
Makin’ Whoopie
SwingI Love You So Much (It Hurts)
What’d I Say

 

Willie Nelson with Dr. John, “Promises, Promises”

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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1. Time For A Change
2. Black Gold
3. You Might Be Surprised
4. Save Our Wetlands
5. Mother Earth
6. Land Grab
7. Promises Promises
8. We Gettin’ There
9. Stripped Away
10. My People Need A Second Line
11. City That Care Forgot
12. Say Whut
13. Dream Warrior
14. Keep On Goin’

Willie Nelson, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” (from Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Willie Nelson, “The Wall”

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn – The Making of “Lay Me Down” video

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Willie Nelson performed with Loretta Lynn on her new album, “Full Circle”, available now for purchase at record stores or on-line stores.

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“We never sung before together in our lives and we did it on the first take,” Lynn says. “Willie looked at me and said, ‘I guess you know we’re going to have to go around the world with this and tour?’ and I said, ‘Willie, I ain’t goin’!’”

Willie Nelson Style

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn, “Lay Me Down”

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Willie Nelson joined Loretta Lynn for a duet on her her album, “Full Circle”. Watch the music video for “Lay Me Down”  Her album is available now.

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