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Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014


On January 8, 2008, Blue Note Records released, “Two Men With the Blues”

Willie Nelson – vocals and guitar Wynton Marsalis – trumpet and vocals Mickey Raphael – harmonica Walter Blanding – saxophone Dan Nimmer – piano Carlos Henriquez – bass Ali Jackson Jr. – drums

“These songs, heard this way with this group—that’s never been done before. Whatever I’m doing, if you put Wynton and these guys around it, that brings it up to a different level.” – Willie Nelson

A first-time collaboration between two American icons, Willie & Wynton discover common ground in their love of jazz standards & the blues on this sparkling set that brims with spontaneity, congeniality & fun.

Wynton wears crisp suits, reads sheet music and is the musical director of New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Willie wears crumpled jeans, wings it onstage and runs his concert venue, Willie’s Place, out of a truck stop in Abbott, Texas.

So what exactly do these music legends have in common? The blues, of course. Wynton Marsalis, 46, and Willie Nelson, 75, are the two men on the new CD “Two Men With the Blues,” a live recording culled from two concerts they played at Lincoln Center last year.

“I like playing with Wynton,” says Nelson, “because you know the piano player won’t show up drunk, and whatever comes out of it, it’ll be worth the listen.” They are playing venues including the Hollywood Bowl and “The Tonight Show” between breaks on Nelson’s tour and Marsalis’s Lincoln Center duties. Recently, the two chatted with NEWSWEEK’s Lorraine Ali in Nelson’s second home—his airbrushed, tricked-out tour bus:

ALI: Your collaboration has been described as “a summit meeting between two American icons.”

NELSON: I like the way they put that.

MARSALIS: I’m not an icon, he is.

NELSON: I thought an icon was one of those things on your computer screen. I’m not one of those.

MARSALIS: OK, I say this modestly—this is a historic event. It’s not a big surprise to have Wynton and Willie playing together, but to have this much attention for it, that’s a surprise.

But the attention makes sense: both of you are highly respected, and Willie, you can’t go anywhere without being recognized. NELSON: I’m offended if I don’t get recognized. I say, “Hey, man, don’t you know who I am? Perhaps you didn’t realize.”

MARSALIS: My son always says, “I want to repudiate you, Dad, but nobody knows who you are. When I have to explain who I’m repudiating, it’s not really worth it.”

Willie, I imagine you as an off-the-cuff player, but with Wynton, there’s the whole issue of keeping time. Is that a problem?

NELSON: Well, it’s a little different than when we just go up there and wing it for four hours and play requests. This has to be exactly right, especially because Wynton and the guys are reading off pieces of paper, and I’m just up there trying to remember words. These guys have a lot more to do and think about than I do. For me, it’s a free ride on top of their rhythm and rockin’.

MARSALIS: He’ll come in with a phrase, and we’ll think, “Uh-oh, he ain’t gonna make it fit.” And then he’ll collect it on the back end. It’s like somebody jukin’ or fakin’ on a basketball court. They take you this way, then come back that way. He’ll come in perfectly on key, on time, and we’re, like, “Damn!” It’s so natural and true.

Do you see yourself as an odd couple?

MARSALIS: No. As musicians, we like a lot of the same things.

NELSON:Â Louis Jordan’s “Caldonia.”

MARSALIS: Yeah, that’s right, or “Saturday Night Fish Fry.” See, we came up on the same sounds

Music aside, personality-wise, how is it working together? Is one of you…

NELSON: On drugs?

That’s not exactly where I was going.

MARSALIS: We really follow each other. I think we’re gracious that way. There’s no crazy soloing over one another.

NELSON: We [Nelson and his harmonica player] can’t play anything more than they [Marsalis and his quartet] can play. There’s only so many chords, and they know ‘em better than we do. Honestly, I don’t read music that well. Or I don’t read well enough to hurt my playing, as the old joke goes.

MARSALIS: And it’s not like we need to translate. We’re coming from the same American experience. The songs he picked to play,”Bright Lights, Big City,” “Basin Street Blues”we don’t need an arrangement for those. The grooves we play are shuffle grooves, swing. We grew up playing that music. There wasn’t one time where we had to stop and say, “Willie, what do you mean?” We are together.

NELSON: Even though some of us may not look all that together.

I heard you two barely rehearse.

MARSALIS: Willie doesn’t do two or three takes. Just once, and then, “That’s good, gentlemen.” That’s how we play. We record live.

NELSON: If you can play, then what do you want to rehearse for? Just play.

Willie, you still tour like mad. How different are the shows with Wynton?

NELSON: Honestly, it’s a lot easier for me to come out and work with Wynton and his guys, because in my shows I’ll go out and play for two hours or more. With Wynton, they’ve already played for an hour and a half before I come out. I come out and do the last 30 minutes, and all of a sudden I’ve had a great night.

Wynton, was there any sort of intimidation factor in working with a legend like Willie?

MARSALIS: I’ve been around musicians all my life. My daddy was a musician, and we played all kind of gigs. I played with philharmonic orchestras when I was 22 years old. That’s intimidating! This man is natural. He makes you feel at home. When he comes to rehearsal, there’s not 65 people around him, scurrying to make it all right.

NELSON: Send in the dogs to clear the place out first.

MARSALIS: It’s not like that. He’s very approachable.

NELSON: We used to work in clubs where we had to build up the crowd. We’d hop from table to table, have a drink with everybody, hoping they’d show up tomorrow night. By the time you made your rounds you’re about half drunk.

MARSALIS: How could you not love this man?

Paula Nelson arrested for possession of marijuana and jailed in Texas overnight; Buy a copy of her new cd, “Under the Influence” to celebrate that her band bailed her out!

Monday, April 21st, 2014


Something was off, way way off in the universe yesterday, because Paula Nelson got arrested after a traffic stop in Menard, Texas last night, and charged with possession of marijuana.  It’s a misdemeanor.  Kevin Lance snapped this picture of the officer making Texas safer by handcuffing the sweet Paula Nelson.   Ours is a world gone mad.  Paula spent the night in jail, because I guess in a small town there is no one available to arraign you or set bail at night, and in the morning she bonded out and returned home with her band.

Anyway, I’m not going to dwell or wallow in how mad and sad I feel about the whole thing.  I am going to shake it off by buying another copy of the Paula Nelson Band’s new album, “Under the Influence.”  Join me and turn the bad to good; if you already have a copy, buy a copy for a friend.  Let’s turn this negative yucky incident into something positive.

And high profile arrests like arresting Willie Nelson’s daughter helps the decriminalize marijuana movement, and moves the ball forward towards the goal.  More normal people read about this craziness and think, ‘This is crazy.  Maybe it is time to legalize it.”  But I hate that it is nice people like Paula who have to take one for the team.  :(

I talked to Paula  tonight, she’s in good spirits.  She is sincerely okay and does not want anyone to worry about her.   Her mom was upset, of course, until Paula and Bradley got home safe and sound.   Amy and her dad took it lighter and could laugh about it from the beginning.  Willie told Connie, “Well, she’s going to get a new outfit out of it.”  And when Paula called her mom from the jail, first thing Paula told her, “Well, I got a new outfit out of it. ”

We love you, Paula.

order your copy of Paula Nelson Band’s new album, or any of her earlier albums from cdbaby, here. 



1. Lonesome On’ry and Mean
2. Just to Satisfy You
3. Just Dropped In
4. I Never Cared for You
5. Out in the Woods
6. Water of Love
7. River in the Rain
8. Tell Me Baby
9. Jackson

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Stardust” released (4/19/1978)

Saturday, April 19th, 2014


On April 19, 1978, Columbia Records released Willie Nelson’s album, “Stardust.”

1. Stardust
2. Georgia on My Mind
3. Blue Skies
4. All of Me
5. Unchained Melody
6. September Song
7. On the Sunny Side of the Street
8. Moonlight in Vermont
9. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
10. Someone to Watch over Me
11. Scarlett Ribbons
12. I Can See Clearly Now

by Glen Boyd

Over the short course of the history of popular music (at least as we define it today in the mostly American sense), there are but a handful of artists who stand out as truly iconic figures.

These are those rare artists whose appeal transcends boundaries both artistic and generational. Gershwin, Berlin, Sinatra, and Bennett certainly all fall into this category. A decent argument could be mounted that the likes of Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Johnny Cash, and even Bob Dylan as well.

There are unique points in time where a song, an album, or an artist changes the way that the game is played forever. And for my money, Willie Nelson is a guy who did exactly that with his landmark 1978 album Stardust.

In 1977, when Willie first informed the executive brass at Columbia’s country division in Nashville of his intent to record an album of pop standards from the Great American Songbook — produced by Booker T, of “Green Onions” fame with the MGs no less — I can almost imagine their collective gasp of horror.

Willie had already changed the rules once, practically inventing the seventies “outlaw country” genre with his collaborations with fellow malcontent Waylon Jennings, and on his own 1975 classic Red Headed Stranger. But this was something else entirely.

If Willie was already a legend at the time, Stardust would forever cement his status as an icon. The album had a run on the Billboard charts which at the time was simply unprecedented for a country artist. It spent ten and a half years dominating the country charts, and 117 weeks on the Top Pop Albums side. Long before the days of Garth, Kenny, and the rest, this was a feat that was nothing short of astounding. The album is five times platinum, and remains a strong catalog seller to this day.

don’t have to tell you how timeless the music that Willie recorded on this original 1978 classic is. Or at least I shouldn’t have to.

Stardust is worth its weight in gold for Willie’s timeless takes on both the title track and “Unchained Melody” alone. On the latter, Willie strips down the symphonic blast of the version Phil Spector produced for the Righteous Brothers’ classic than it is  to a simple, plaintive sort of plea, anchored by that unremarkable, yet unmistakable voice.

As unique as Willie’s lonely voice is, the sound he gets from that beat up old guitar is likewise unmistakably his own. Willie’s guitar hero, flamenco jazzman Django Reinhardt, would definitely be proud. And while Ray Charles version of “Georgia On My Mind” may be the definitive blueprint, Willie’s take on Stardust comes damned close.

Willie’s visits to the Great American Songbook have remained a recurring theme throughout his career, and on the Stardust (30th Anniversary Legacy Edition), the second disc explores those from the years 1976 to 1990. The highlights here include Willie’s take on Louis Armstrong’s classic “What A Wonderful World,” as well as a trio of standards recorded with the great Leon Russell for the 1979 album One For The Road.

The way Willie Nelson wears his inspirations ” which, outside of country and bluegrass, range from ragtime to rock to jazz to R&B on his sleeve, especially on this seminal album, is what makes this American original the true icon that he is. Seriously, when it comes to Americana, this guy’s face belongs on Mount Rushmore.

Willie Nelson sings the songs of Cindy Walker

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

release date: March 14, 2006

Bubbles in My Beer
Not That I Care
Take Me In Your Arms and Hold Me
Don’t be Ashamed of your Age
You Don’t Know Me
Sugar Moon
I Don’t Care
Cherokee Maiden
The Warm Red Wine
Miss Molly
Dusty Skies
It’s All Your Fault
I Was Just Walkin’ Out The Door

Ms. Walker pronounces Mr. Nelson’s latest CD “wonderful.” While she was not directly involved, the disc does feature a number of her peers. The fiddler Johnny Gimble, credited as session leader, played with Wills’s band for many years, in addition to frequent stints with Mr. Nelson. Fred Foster is a close friend of Ms. Walker’s who produced Roy Orbison’s hit version of her “Dream Baby,” as well as her sole LP, the 1964 “Words and Music.” His arrangements on “Songs of Cindy Walker,” which include backing vocals by the Jordanaires, are retro but clean-lined, with a modern use of space.

Cindy Walker
by Will Hermes
March 13, 2006

At this point, Willie Nelson is a national monument. One of country music’s most fertile songwriters, tireless performers and distinctive vocal interpreters, he is also a longtime ambassador between red and blue states of mind; he has been pals with presidents, allegedly smoked marijuana on the White House roof (and just about everywhere else), founded Farm Aid to assist family farms and recently launched his own biodiesel fuel company.

And Mr. Nelson has made dozens of records and this year he’s on a roll. In addition to campaigning for hurricane relief and the usual endless touring, he has released ” in light of the media attention surrounding the hit film “Brokeback Mountain” a touching version of Ned Sublette’s gay cowboy homage “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other)” as an exclusive single on iTunes. And this month, Mr. Nelson, 72, will release a record of pop and country classics titled “Songs of Cindy Walker.”

So much for the lethargy of pot smokers.

In addition to being a tremendously likable, laid-back set of classics with jaunty, western swing-flavored arrangements by the veteran Nashville producer Fred Foster, “Songs of Cindy Walker” spotlights another monument of American music, one who might have been forgotten had she ever been properly known in the first place. Ms. Walker, who lives and works in the small East Texas town of Mexia, is a prolific songwriter whose works have been covered by Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Ernest Tubb, Roy Orbison and many others. Her tunes ” including “You Don’t Know Me,” “Dream Baby,” “In the Misty Moonlight,” “I Don’t Care” made regular appearances on the top 10 charts beginning in the 1940’s and are still covered today.

With hundreds of recorded songs to her credit, she is known as the dean of Texas songwriting and is generally considered the foremost female composer in country music history; in fact, the late Harlan Howard called her “the greatest living songwriter of country music” and he had some claim to that title himself.

“Her work as a writer, spanning so many decades, and still getting things cut, is unparalleled,” said Eddie Stubbs, country music historian and announcer for the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts on WSM-AM in Nashville. “A lot of the songs she wrote have become standards, although people may not know Cindy Walker wrote them.”

A good example of her direct, finely chiseled art is “You Don’t Know Me.” A hit for Eddy Arnold in 1956, Ray Charles in 1962 and Mickey Gilley in 1981, it was re-recorded by Mr. Charles with Norah Jones for 2004’s best-selling “Genius Loves Company,” and is the lead single for Mr. Nelson’s record. It telegraphs the silent longing of a man for a female friend:

You give your hand to me and then you say hello
And I can hardly speak my heart is beating so
And anyone could tell you think you know me well
But you don’t know me.

Some of Ms. Walker’s best-known songs — “Miss Molly,” “Cherokee Maiden,” “Sugar Moon” â” were written for Bob Wills, a fellow East Texan and master of the country-jazz hybrid known as western swing. In fact, she wrote more than 50 songs for Mr. Wills, the Texas Playboys bandleader.

“Wills was a big hero of mine,” Mr. Nelson said by telephone from his tour bus before a show near Fresno, Calif. “And Cindy is from Mexia, Tex., which is only a few miles from Abbott, where I was born and grew up. I didn’t know her personally in those days, but I was well familiar with her writing. I told her years ago I wanted to do an album of her songs; she’d probably given up on me.”

She hadn’t, but she was hardly holding her breath ” she was too busy writing. Ms. Walker began writing songs when she was around 12, and until a recent stretch of ill health, she never stopped. Each morning, she woke up before dawn, poured herself some black coffee, headed upstairs to her little studio, sat down at her pink-trimmed Royal typewriter (which graces the cover of Mr. Nelson’s CD) and set to work.

“Songwriting is all I ever did, love,” Ms. Walker said in an interview last month from her home. “I still can’t cook, to this day!”

She has been in the music game for a while. As a young woman visiting Los Angeles in 1940 with her father, Aubrey (a cotton buyer), and mother, Oree, she talked her way into what was the Crosby building on Sunset Strip in an attempt to show her suitcase of songs to Bing. When she got an on-the-spot audition with his brother, Larry Crosby, she ran to get Oree, her lifelong piano accompanist.

“Mama said: ‘Are you crazy, girl? Don’t you know I’m not goin’ anywhere with my hair not fixed? It’s up in rollers!’ And I said, ‘I don’t care what it’s in ” You c’mon with me!’ ” With Oree at the piano, she sang a song called “Lone Star Trail,” which Crosby recorded later that year. It was her first sale.

Others quickly followed, and Ms. Walker was so successful that she remained in Los Angeles with Oree when her father’s business in town was done. As a handsome blonde with singing and dancing talent (she had performed for years in Texas), she soon had her own recording contract and was a pioneer in the proto-music videos called “soundies.” She shows a husky, jazzy and rather elegant voice on her sole hit as a singer, “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again” (not her composition, surprisingly). But songwriting was her calling, and she soon abandoned performing, returning to Texas in the mid-1950’s to be near family.

And there she stayed, except for regular trips to Nashville, New York and Los Angeles to sell her songs. Like a honky-tonk Marianne Moore, she lived most of her life with her mother, who died in 1991, and has led a very private life, the details of which remain sketchy, which seems to suit her fine. While most biographers note she has never married, Ms. Walker claims she did marry once. “But it was a short-lived marriage,” she said. “A very short-lived marriage.” She closes discussion on the topic with a long, hearty chuckle.

In the end, songs seem to be her preferred mode of expression. She quotes her own lyrics often during a conversation. After finding out about a death in a reporter’s family, she insists he hear Arnold’s recording of her poignant cowboy eulogy “Jim, I Wore a Tie Today,” even offering Arnold’s home phone number to request a copy.

The CD recalls “Stardust,” Mr. Nelson’s 1978 Tin Pan Alley set, also a career high point. But while the singer’s voice may be a tad less steady here, the material lies closer to his roots, the mix of Texas country, blues and jazz, of ballads and uptempo romps, a mirror of his impish, hybrid-minded character. It may in fact be the quintessential Willie Nelson album.

This disc aside — and not counting the hard-to-find “Words and Music” and a recent tribute set by the former Wills vocalist Leon Rausch — there are no proper documents of the breadth of Ms. Walker’s achievement. Fans might trawl eBay for a gray-market transcription of a seven-hour Cindy Walker radio special, broadcast in 1997 on the California freeform radio station KFJC. Or they might try assembling an MP3 playlist from tracks available on digital music services like iTunes or eMusic.

But they’ll have to play catch-up with a writer whose catalog is said to number over 500 songs and counting. And does Ms. Walker intend to return to writing when her health permits? “I sure do hope so, love,” she said. “I sure do hope so.”

Neil Young covers Willie Nelson, and others, on new album, “A Letter to Home”

Saturday, April 19th, 2014


Neil Young’s covers album A Letter to Home is out now on Jack White’s Third Man Records. The surprise release comes with the long-awaited track list (and a $20 price tag for vinyl), which includes everything from Bruce Springsteen’s “My Hometown” to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” to the Everly Brothers’ “I Wonder if I Care as Much.” As previously reported, the 10-song set was recorded at White’s Nashville HQ, in Third Man’s ’40s-era Voice-O-Graph booth.

As Young described the thing to SPIN last month, “[It's] a phone booth. It’s all acoustic with a harmonica inside a closed space, with one mic to vinyl … It’s a funky old machine, it sounds like Jimmy Rogers or something.” While rumors initially circulated that he and White were doing an entire album of duets, it soon became clear that the latter is only explicitly appearing on two songs. It’s not yet clear which, but White is credited alongside Young as the album’s “reproducer.”

The Third Man site describes the release thusly: “An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever…” They credit Homer Grosvenor, who probably doesn’t exist, but there is a Governor Mosher in Denver. Perhaps he kicked in enough PONO cash to get his name anagrammed into Youngian history.

Neil Young, A Letter Home track list:

1. “Changes” (Phil Ochs)
2. “Girl From The North Country” (Bob Dylan)
3. “Needle of Death” (Bert Jansch)
4. “Early Morning Rain” (Gordon Lightfoot) 5. “Reason To Believe” (Tim Hardin)
6. “On The Road Again” (Willie Nelson)
7. “If You Could Only Read My Mind” (Gordon Lightfoot)
8. “Since I Met You Baby” (Ivory Joe Hunter)
9. “My Hometown” (Bruce Springsteen)
10. “I Wonder if I Care as Much” (Everly Brothers)

Willie Nelson: American Classic

Monday, April 14th, 2014


  • The Nearness of you
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • If I Had You (with Diana Krall)
  • Ain’t Misbehaving
  • I Miss You So
  • Because of You
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside (with Norah Jones)
  • Angel Eyes
  • On the Street Where You Live
  • Since I Fell For You
  • You Were Always on My Mind

classic2 by you.

New Raelyn Nelson Band Album

Saturday, April 12th, 2014


Raeylyn Nelson is selling something even sweeter than that lemonade she was peddling.  Not sweet really, but really good.  Get your copy of the new Raelyn Nelson band’s album!


get your copy here

“The Wall” — New Willie Nelson song, new album, “Band of Brothers”

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Willie Nelson at the Fox Theatre, Tucson
photo: Mary Francis Andrews

Willie Nelson has a new album coming out, and this is one of the new songs he wrote for it, along with the title song, “Band of Brothers”  (scroll down to see the lyris to that great new song.)

The Wall

I took on more than I could handle,
I bit off more than I could chew
I hit the wall

I went off like a Roman candle
Burning everyone I knew
I hit the wall
I hit the wall

And the wall came down
crashing down
An there was not a sound

Half my life riding on a rocket
from one world to the next
and on and on
I hit the wall

Taking things to make me better
Remembering things I never knew I knew
I hit the wall
I hit the wall

And the wall came down
crashing down
And there was not a sound

- Willie Nelson

Monday, April 7th, 2014


Happy Birthday, Lefty Frizell (March 31, 1928)

Monday, March 31st, 2014

On March 31, 1928, Lefty Frizzell was born in Corsicana, Texas.

1. Mom and Dad’s Waltz
2. Look What Thoughts Will Do
3. I Love You in a Thousand Ways
4. Always Late (With Your Kisses)
5. I Want to Be With You Always
6. She’s Gone, Gone, Gone
7. A Little Unfair
8. I Never Go Around Mirrors
9. That’s the Way Love Goes
10. Railroad Girl
11. If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time

Hailing from a state known for trailblazing country, Lefy Frizzell and Willie Nelson are Texas’ most distinctive sons in the singing and songwriting departments. After penning and crooning some of honkytonk’s finest songs — and inspiring Nelson to play music back when his nickname was still Booger Red — Frizzell died a broken man in 1975. Two years later, Nelson released a batch of his favorite Frizzell numbers. This expanded reissue includes one bonus track: an alternate take of Nelson’s 1976 chart-topping rendition of Frizzell’s plaintive voice soared up and down octaves like a trick pilot, Nelson, backed primarily by his acoustic guitar, harmonica and piano, leans into the songs with a blusey feel, giving emotional drama to weepers such as “Always Late (with your kisses)” and “I Never Go Around Mirrors.” If Nelson’s original intent was to remind listeners of his forebear’s breathtaking artistry, he accomplished his goal.

– Holly George-Warren

Back in Austin, Willie was testing Columbia Records’ definition of artistic control. Lefty Frizzell’s death in 1975 had inspired Willie to do an album of nothing but Lefty songs dedicated to his favorite honky tonk singer. The suits at Columbia were less than thrilled when they first heard about the idea, especially since the label had dropped Lefty three years earlier. But two years later, after Willie’s version of “If You’ve Got the Money” from the album The Song in Your Mind shot straight to number 1 on the country singles chart in the summer of 1976, Columbia brass came aound and released the Lefty tribute. Even then, label personnel tried to get him to title the album Songs For a Friend, figuring record buyers didn’t know Lefty Frizzell from Johnny Wright. But Willie held his ground and To Lefty from Willie was released in 1977, featuring 10 of his favorite Lefty songs, including, I Love You a Thousand ways,” which reached number 9 on the country singles chart that summer, “Always Late (with Your Kisses),” “Mom and Dad Waltz,” and “Railroad Lady,” Lefty’s last single before he died, written by Jerry Jeff Walker and Jimmy Buffett. The album charted as high as number 91 on Billboard’s album chart, a testament to Willie’s star power more than Lefty’s legacy.

from Willie Nelson: An Epic Life
by Joe Nick Patoski

Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, “Wanted: The Outlaws”

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Full episode covering the album “Wanted the Outlaws” by Willie & Waylon. The Genesis of the Country Music Outlaw Movement.

Willie Nelson: The Platinum Collection

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014


Release Year: 2008

Track Listing
1. Shotgun Willie
2. Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)
3. I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone
4. Bloody Mary Morning
5. Sister’s Coming Home/Down at the Corner Beer Joint
6. Sad Songs and Waltzes
7. Devil in a Sleepin’ Bag
8. Heaven and Hell
9. She’s Not for You
10. Bubbles in My Beer
11. You Look Like the Devil
12. So Much to Do
13. Local Memory
14. Slow Down Old World
15. I Drank All of Our Precious Love Away
16. I Gotta Have Something I Ain’t Got
17. Both Ends of the Candle
18. I’m So Ashamed
19. A Song for You
20. Whiskey River

New Paula Nelson Band Album Out Now! “Under the Influence”

Friday, March 14th, 2014


For several months now, the only way to get the new Paula Nelson Band album, ‘Under the Influence’, was to pick one up at one of their live shows. But no longer — the album is available on CD Baby (Follow this link to buy the album), or you can download it at iTunes. Get it today; it is a wonderful album.



1. Lonesome On’ry and Mean
2. Just to Satisfy You
3. Just Dropped In
4. I Never Cared for You
5. Out in the Woods
6. Water of Love
7. River in the Rain
8. Tell Me Baby
9. Jackson

And good news for us Paula Nelson Band fans in Colorado –

Paula and the band return for more shows this month:

Friday, March 21st
Buffalo Rose,
Golden, CO 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar 26th
Steve’s Guitars
19 North 4th Street
Carbondale, CO
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 29th
Nissis Bistro
2675 North Park Drive
Lafayette, CO
8:00 p.m.
Tickets—Call 303-665-2757
(after 4) call for tickets, or book online

Debut Album from the Raelyn Nelson Band!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Raelyn Nelson Band    @RaelynNelson

Raelyn Nelson Band is an original country/garage rock band from Nashville, TennesseeMembers: Raelyn Nelson, Jonathan Bright, Paulie Simmons, Preach Rutherford

The Raelyn Nelson Band has released their long-awaited debut album, and it is available for purchase at the band’s website, and from iTunes.

If you buy your copy from the band’s site, you get a rare signed copy of the cd! Better hurry, though….

“Thx to all who got the EP! I’m busy signing, sealing, and getting them sent out. Still a few left. Grab it here!  — Raelyn

Watch this great video:


Willie Nelson: On the Road Again

Sunday, March 9th, 2014


Thanks, Phil Weisman, for picture of this poster!