Archive for the ‘Amy Nelson’ Category

See Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie in Folk Uke at the Saxon Pub in Austin (Sat. March 2nd)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

SAT, MAR 2 AT 6 PM CST

Vote for Folk Uke for Austin Music Award!

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Folk Uke is honored and humbled by nomination for an Austin Music Award!

Folk Uke got an unexpected nomination for an AMA—Best Performing Band in the Folk/Bluegrass category.

(They’re actually hoping for the bluegrass win!)

Voting is open until Monday, January 21st and anyone can cast a one-time vote

Follow link if you’d like to cast your ballot. 🙂

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, Folk Uke on Tour

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

www.FolkUke.com

Great news, Folk Uke have announced more show dates:

MORE FOLK UKE DATES!

Sat. January 5  AllGood Cafe  Dallas, TX
Thurs. January 17  The Egg  Albany, NY**
Sat. January 19  Brooklyn Bowl   Brooklyn, NY**
Sun. January 20  The Warehouse FTC  Fairfield, CT**
Sun. January 27  The Outlaw Country Cruise  Tampa, FL / SOLD OUT
Mon. January 28  The Outlaw Country Cruise  Tampa, FL / SOLD OUT
Tues. January 29  The Outlaw Country Cruise  Tampa, FL / SOLD OUT
Wed. January 30  The Outlaw Country Cruise  Tampa, FL / SOLD OUT
Turs. January 31  The Outlaw Country Cruise  Tampa, FL / SOLD OUT
Fri. February 1  The Outlaw Country Cruise  Tampa, FL / SOLD OUT
Tues. February 26  McGonigel’s Mucky Duck  Houston, TX
Sat. March 2  The Saxon Pub  Austin, TX
Sat. May 25  The Saxon Pub  Austin, TX
Sat. July 27  The Saxon Pub  Austin, TX

**Opening for The Jayhawks

And they have vinyl album available to pre-order.

It’s the VINYL COUNTDOWN!

STARFUCKER will be available on vinyl next week.
Pre-order your copy here

Side One: Starfucker • BJ to a DJ • Sweet Talker • California Stars
Side Two: All I Want For Christmas • Wear You Down • Mic Stand • Crowd Control

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie in Folk Uke at the Saxon Pub, Sat. Dec. 15th

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

www.FolkUke.com

Come see the amazing Folk Uke

Saturday, December 15th, 6:00 p.m.
Saxon Pub
1320 South Lamar
Austin, Texas

Folk Uke on Tour with the Jayhawks in January

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Amy Nelson donates her Willie Nelson Tee-Shirt, signed by her dad, to support Grassroots Leadership, and help women in detention in Texas

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
“Come to the Taylor Station Bar (35 min north of Austin) tonight for music by Kiko Villamizar, John Doe , Folk Uke, and a chance for the winning bid on this vintage children’s Willie shirt circa 1975. It was mine and Dad signed it, along with a Snoop Dogg poster (also signed by Snoop), a wine glass set, and all sorts of stuff that he gathered up from around World Headquarters. Grassroots Leadership will spend 100% of the proceeds to pay the bonds of women at the Hutto detention center, and help many of them to get their kids out of prison camp.

The event begins at 6:30pm. If you can’t make it out, you can still help by donating to Grassroots Leadership at this link: https://grassrootsleadership.org/make-donation”

— Amy Nelson

Connie and Amy Nelson

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

— Paula Nelson

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, the finale

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

photos:  Janis Tillerson

Family and friends join Willie Nelson on stage on the 4th of July in Austin

 

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Happy birthday to the beautiful and talented Amy Nelson.

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Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie on tour

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Amy posted on facc book that the girls finally got some dates:
Jul 04
Willie’s 4th of July Picnic Presented by Budweiser
Austin, TX
Jul 07
Folk Uke & Annie Guthrie at Sam’s Town Point
Austin, TX
Jul 21
Folk Uke & Garrett T. Capps at Period Modern
San Antonio, TX
Aug 18  Saxon Pub
Austin, TX
Aug 28
McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Houston, TX
Sep 29
Saxon Pub
Austin, TX
Oct 20
Saxon Pub
Austin, TX
Nov 03
Saxon Pub
Austin, TX
Dec 15
Saxon Pub
Austin, TX
Jan 27, 2019
The Outlaw Country Cruise
Tampa, FL
Jan 28, 2019
The Outlaw Country Cruise
Tampa, FL
Jan 29, 2019
The Outlaw Country Cruise
Tampa, FL
Jan 30, 2019
The Outlaw Country Cruise
Tampa, FL
Jan 31, 2019
The Outlaw Country Cruise
Tampa, FL
Feb 01, 2019
The Outlaw Country Cruise
Tampa, FL

Willie Nelson talks about Texas, Touring and Taxes (Country Weekly) (June 2000)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

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Country Weekly
June 13, 2000

“This is your cotton pickin’, snuff dippin’, tobacco chewin’, stump jumpin’, gravy soppin’, coffee pot dodgin’, dumplin’ eating, frog giggin’ hillbilly from Hill County, Willie Nelson. Stay tuned.”

Brown eyes crinkling with laughter, Willie is reciting his 1954 radio mantra as he unwinds on his famous Honeysuckle Rose tour bus.

”When I was a Texas deejay, that on-air intro made it hard for listeners to mix me up with anyone else,” he tacks on with a chuckle. Talk about your understatement. As Willie has rolled down life’s highway doing things his way and no one else’s, not one soul has ever mistaken his distinctive nasal-tinged Texas twang for anyone else’s. Not even the ones who, early on, loved his songwriting and hated his voice, declaring he’d never make it as singer.

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In a recording career spanning five decades and more than 100 albums, Wille made history with Red Headed Stranger, the ground-breaking Old Westconcept album his record company originally “didn’t get”—but the rest of the world did—andWanted: The Outlaws, the first country album to sell a million copies. His collection of pop standards, Stardust, was on the Billboard charts for an incredible 11 years!

Willie’s sang with just about everybody: Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Julio Iglesias, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, George Jones, Leon Russell and Lefty Frizzell. And, as part of the Highwaymen, he recorded and toured with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.

Whether you know him as a singer, songwriter, actor, champion of American farmers, the fella who elevated Fourth of July picnics to an art form, or the industrious chap who recorded The IRS Tapes/Who’ll Buy My Memories album to pay off back taxes, Willie has always been as unique as a fingerprint.

So how does it feel to be a musical icon? ”I have to go look it up,” he says, deflecting the compliment with whimsey. “I forget what it means every time.”

Even though his face reflects the chiseled character usually embossed on a nickel, Willie is completely unassuming. He’s just plain ol’ Willie, still the kid from Abbott, Texas, who made it out of the cotton fields. It’s clear he’s as comfortable hanging out with cowboys as with kings. He’s certainly done it all.

Along the way, Willie’s kept grounded by creating two worlds. One is the bus adorned with the “Comanche At Sunset” mural that’s parked this steamy night outside Fort Worth’s famous mega-honky tonk Billy Bob’s Texas, where the bandana-wearing songman has just slap-dab wore out a wall-to-wall crowd with a rollicking two-hour concert. The bus lets him live out every word of “On The Road Again,” the anthem he wrote on the back of an airline barf bag.

The other carefully-crafted universe is Willie World, his ranch house, golf course, studio and replica of a 1880s western town outside Austin. He’s dubbed the replica as Luck, Texas. It’s been the backdrop for numerous films and videos. “Either you’re in Luck,” Willie drawls, “or you’re out of Luck.”

Willie feels equally comfortable in both worlds, where he and his extended family of road warriors can live and play. “I’ve been fortunate to find people who are easy to travel with and easy live with,” he explains, adding, “and who can also play great music.”

Willie’s loyalty is legendary. He has employees who’ve been with him for more than 40 years. Until a few months ago, the “newest” member of his Family Band was a 27-year veteran. When the crew’s bus recently wracked up 1 million miles on the road, it did so with the same driver for every mile.

And Trigger, the Martin guitar in which he’s worn a hole with his pick, has been his faithful sidekick for 35 years. When his home outside Nashville caught fire in 1970, Willie rushed passed firefighters to rescue a guitar case from the blaze. The case contained his beloved Trigger and a load of marijuana. “Stress medicine,” Willie clarifies.

Though the multiple-Grammy winner will perform more than 200 dates this year in every corner of the United States and Europe, he keeps coming back to the state he loves. “I can be on the bus sound asleep in the middle of the night and I know when we cross into Texas,” he confides. “I wake up with the incredibly good feeling of ’Well, we’re back.’

”And I still love Abbott. I head back as often as I can to play poker with the guys there. ”Then when the bus pulls onto the road leading up to my Austin ranch, a peace floods over me. My house there, like the ones I have in Hawaii and Abbott, are my ’hospital zones.’ That’s where I go to heal and get ready for life’s next battle.”

As Willie pours another cup of coffee, the conversation shifts to country music’s current battle.

”It always goes through phases,” he declares. “Right now it’s going through a slow period where everyone sounds a lot alike and the music is watered down. But somebody different will come along and wake ’em up.” Is there anyone out there giving country its wake-up call?

”There are a few stepping out,” ventures Willie. “Pat Green is a tremendous Texas singer-songwriter who’s been overlooked. There are others out there being overlooked. Pretty soon you’ll start hearing about them. Then—boom!—they’ll be the traditional stars of tomorrow. They’ll be the Kris Kristoffersons and Billy Joe Shavers.”

Willie says new songs will also rise to the top, but not as many as before. This October marks 25 years since “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” soared to No. 1. “If you look at all the No. 1 songs through the years, there are some that last and others that don’t. The percentage of really good songs was better in past years.

”Don’t get me wrong,” he adds. “Songwriters today are good, but I don’t think you could come up with a group to match Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Floyd Tillman, Leon Payne—those guys turned out songs that’ll last forever.” And though he doesn’t admit it, so did Willie. Besides his own hits, he penned “Crazy” for Patsy Cline, “Night Life” for Ray Price and “Hello Walls” for Faron Young.

Later this year, Willie hits another milestone. On September 16, he and his fourth wife, Annie, will celebrate their 9th anniversary. “We’re going to have one—I hope we celebrate,” he quips. “Just kiddin’, Annie,” he deadpans. He’s candid about what’s kept the marriage together.

”The fact I’m gone a lot, probably,” he offers. “We’re always glad to see each other, and that helps. I always hate to leave, and that helps. We have two great boys, Lukas, 11, and Micah, 10, we’re raising, and they keep me comin’ back home.”

Stroking his beard, he admits, “It’s a day-to-day challenge to always try to do the right thing. I’m not talking about adultery—it’s a little late in my life to worry about that. I’m talking about being there for Annie and the boys when they need me and being there when I need them.” He pulls a drawing from the front of the refrigerator and proudly holds it up. It’s the sketch of a cow. “Micah did the artwork for the cover of the new Milk Cow Blues album that comes out in August. He’s very artistic.”

Willie just crossed another milestone, his 67th birthday, on April 30.

”I feel great—everything’s working,” he declares with a boisterous laugh. “I still do yoga, runing and breathing exercises. And I’ve done tai kwon do for a long time. Now my whole family’s doing it. Annie and the boys are black belt candidates. So I have to keep up—out of self defense!”

”I’m mellower and more moderate now. I’ve learned to savor things. I haven’t quit a lot of things, but I’ve sure slowed down.”

Maybe so, but not in his music. To reach new audiences, he’s agreed to be one of the opening acts on the red-hot Dixie Chicks’ just-launched Fly tour. And he recently released a trio of CDs: Night & Day is his first instrumental album; Honky Tonk Heroes showcases himself, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe Shaver; and It Could Have Been Tonight, a double-CD live album recorded during last year’s tour.

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In addition to this summer’s Milk Cow Blues, featuring Willie and such blues greats as B.B. King, there’s Willie’s tribute to Hank Williams, Memories Of Hank, coming later in the year. Along with Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb, Hank had been one of the country crooners flowing out of the Nelson family radio when Willie was a scrawny kid working the cotton fields. One day, he recalls, his fingers were aching and bloody from jabs by the razor-edged cotton bolls. His shirt was drowning in sweat as the thermometer pumped past 100 degrees.

Suddenly, a flash of light from the nearby highway caught his eyes. It was sunlight glancing off a Cadillac barreling down the asphalt. Squinting, he watched it disappear over a hill. His dreams were hitched to the Caddy’s bumper. ”Seeing those fancy cars,” he says, “I knew there had to be a better deal than picking cotton.” Willie says these words with the same certainty that even a broken clock proclaims the time correctly twice a day. “And I hoped that deal involved music.”

Hallelujah for country music, it did.

See Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, Folk Uke, at the Continental Club in Austin (6/16/18)

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

www.FolkUke.com

Folk Uke at the Continental Club Gallery
Austin, Texas
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Willie nelson & Family at the Back Yard (April 28, 2013)

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Willie Nelson with daughters Paula Nelson and Amy Nelson

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Paula Nelson, Connie Nelson, Amy Nelson, Scooter Jennings and friends

Saturday, April 14th, 2018