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Meet Ben Dorcy: #3 – “King of the Roadies” documentary — help make it happen!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A sneak preview from the upcoming documentary KING OF THE ROADIES. Join our Kickstarter campaign so you will have the opportunity to see the finished film.


You can contribute through the Kickstarter campaign:, search for Ben Dorcy or King of the Roadies.

Willie Nelson will narrate this feature length documentary about Ben Dorcy lll, aka “Lovey”.  Directors Trevor Doyle Nelson and Amy Nelson present KING OF THE ROADIES, a counter-culture tale of longevity through perseverance and adaptability.  The film will chronicle the extraordinary life of Ben Dorcy, the world’s oldest and by most accounts, first roadie ever.  We will revisit the six decades of music & film history that Ben helped to shape; including his time spent with John Wayne, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash,  Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and many more.

Some of the artists who have already appeared in the film to share stories and discuss the living legend are Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Kinky Friedman, Jack Ingram, and Jamey Johnson.

The film will focus on Ben’s past as well as his present day life, that of a 90 year old working roadie.  His unique situation challenges the preconceived notions of what it means to grow old, and it raises some questions: Why must self-value diminish with age?  How do our perceived limitations shape our reality?  Is society serving it’s elders by encouraging them to retire?

Ben has kept the show on the road for over sixty-five years and he still tours with several bands including Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Cody Canada, Kevin Fowler, Cory Morrow, and Willie Nelson.  He is a trailblazer and a shining example of humanity whose story will inspire generations to come.  KING OF THE ROADIES will leave you a changed person, if for no other reason than spending an hour and half with Ben.  For more information about the film, visit


Meet Ben Dorcy (Part 2)

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Enjoy this sneak preview from the upcoming documentary KING OF THE ROADIES.

Join the Kickstarter campaign and help raise funds to finish the film about Ben Dorcy, the world’s oldest Roadie.    Then we can all see the finished film.

Visit — search for KING OF THE ROADIES project.

Thank you.

Willie Nelson and Ben Dorcy

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Presumably at a 4th of July Picnic in the 1970's...Ben Dorcy, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Margot Kidder, and Bee Spears.

Ben met Willie Nelson in the early 1960’s when they were both working for Ray Price.  Ben was the roadie, and Willie was the bass player.  When Willie took his own show on the road, he hired Ben, who was already legendary for his ability to get the job done, despite obstacles and perceived impossibilities.



King of the Roadies Kickstarter fundraiser starts today!
Help raise funds to finish the documentary about Ben Dorcy, who turns 90 today. – search for King of the Roadies project.

Ben Dorcy, “King of the Roadies” turns 90 — and you can help support documentary project

Monday, May 18th, 2015
by: Paul Venema

SAN ANTONIO – As he reflected on his life on the road, Ben Dorcy said, “I love the road … the road is my life.”

Dorcy, who will turn 90 Monday, still travels often with country music legend Willie Nelson. In addition to Nelson, Dorcy has worked for other entertainment legends including the late Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash.

“I’ve worked with some pretty nice people,” Dorcy said.

Nelson considers Dorcy more than just a roadie.

“He’s family,” Nelson said. “A good, hard-working man.”

That’s a sentiment shared by Nelson’s youngest daughter, Amy Nelson.

“Ben is the oldest of our tribe,” she said. “We respect him and want to preserve his legacy.”

To that end, Amy Nelson and her cousin, Trevor Nelson, are producing a documentary on Dorcy’s life called “King of the Roadies.”

“The man is a legend among legends yet most people have no idea who he is,” Amy Nelson said.

Dorcy is not totally comfortable with the term “legend.”

“I’m simply a roadie .. somebody who takes care of the equipment and makes sure the show goes on,” Dorcy said.

He said that he’s finally ready to slow down.

“I’ve had a good life and I love the road,” Dorcy said. “I guess it’s as they say, the road is my life.”

A Kickstarter launches tomorrow to support the King of the Roadies Project”  For More Information visit the website, which will have a live link on TUESDAY MAY 19th to the Kickstarter site.  It takes a lot of all kinds of energies to make something like this, I hope we can all  help make it happen.

“King of the Roadies” — Ben Dorcy documentary — sneak preview

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Amy Nelson and Trevor Doyle Nelson are working to document the life and times of Ben Dorcy, the world’s oldest and most famous band boy. The film, narrated by Willie Nelson, is in production.  It takes a lot of resources to make a movie — for more information on how you can help and to donate to help make this happen —


Willie Nelson & Family, “Superman”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

produced, directed by Amy Nelson

“King of the Roadies” — A documentary about Ben Dorcy, by Trevor Doyle Nelson and Amy Nelson

Monday, May 11th, 2015


Willie Nelson and Family

Sunday, April 19th, 2015


Willie Nelson & Family

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Mardh 26, 2015 Whitewater in New Braunfels,Tx-3807

photos: Janis Tillerson

Mardh 26, 2015 Whitewater in New Braunfels,Tx-3803

Paula Nelson Band, Matt Hubbard, Folk Uke, Waylon Payne at the Saxon, in Austin (4/19/15)

Sunday, April 12th, 2015


The Saxon Pub April 19th, 2015 2-4:30pm Musical Guests Official Paula Nelson Band, Folk Uke, Matt Hubbard and Waylon Payne Hope. Sunday!

It’s only Folk Uke #don’thaveacow (See them tonight at the Belly Up in Aspen!)

Sunday, April 5th, 2015


Fans are coming out of the  fields and forests to see Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson, of Folk Uke in Colorado.

There’s another chance to see Folk Uke before they continue on their tour, with “X”.


Folk Uke! On tour! With Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie Live and in Person

Monday, March 30th, 2015


FU is hitting the road!

Folk Uke will be opening for the legendary band X for a series of shows in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas! Our first shows will be this Friday and Saturday (Apr. 3 & 4) at the Marquis Theatre in Denver, Colorado! Other dates include: Aspen, Santa Fe, Dallas, Houston & Austin.

Check here for tickets:

Heads up Colorado! Folk Uke with Amy Nelson, Cathy Guthrie coming to Denver! (April 3, 4, 2015)

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Heads up, Colorado music lovers and people who like to laugh and have fun!  The folk duo Folk Uke is bringing their act on the road for a rare Colorado appearance in Denver!  Two nights in April:

April 3, 4, 2015
Marquis Theater
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado 80205



2009 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado 80205

Willie Nelson: The Love of Horses

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

To vote for this for People’s Telly Awards entries, please visit the following link:

Watch Folk Uke Concert on March 12th streamed live on internet

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015


The next installment of the Folk Uke World Wide Web Show, starring Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie is Wednesday, March 12, 2015. Tune in to watch the resolution of the last show’s cliffhanger.

Everyone’s invited! Invite your friends. You can pay what you want to see the show — $1.00 up to $10,000.00 and there is a way to tip throughout the show, too, in case you make a request and they play it or something, or you are just having a really good time.

Get show reminders, buy tickets, log in here: