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Bid on a Willie Nelson Autographed Martin Guitar

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/676300

Bid now to take home this Martin SWDGT guitar signed by American Legend Willie Nelson and played on his bus at Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, NC.

This Martin SWDGT was created in accordance with Martin’s responsible guitar building practices. The Martin SWDGT from the Sustainable Wood Series features a solid Sitka spruce top, certified solid cherry wood back and sides, mahogany neck, and a certified katalox bridge and fingerboard. The neck has a low profile shape and an adjustable truss rod. Appointments include pearl dot inlays and a natural satin finish for enhanced tone.

Includes a deluxe Martin hardshell case and a photo of Willie playing the guitar on his bus at Farm Aid.

Donated By: Martin Guitars and Willie Nelson

Auction ends:  November 25, 2014

Willie Nelson Musical Tribute, special benefit @ Gilly’s (11/14/14)

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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photo: Janis Tillerson

Thank you, Janis Tillerson, from Texas, for sharing photos she took last night at Gilly’s in Dallas, at Gilly’s “Tribute to the Texas Music Legacy of Willie.

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 The tribute to Willie was also in support of the veterans with The Fallen Soldiers Project and Special Children with Dream Makers organization. The event was accompanied by a silent auction raffling off jerseys and plenty of sports memorabilia.

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Steve Holy sings “Good Morning Beautiful” to Army Veteran Trisha Hopkins.   Pat Green helps her daughter on the guitar with Eddie Money.

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Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver at Gilly’s, Dallas Texas (11/13/14

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

http://gilleysdallas.com/event/tribute-texas-music-legacy-willie-nelson/

“Occasionally, but Rarely, Great People and Great Purposes come-together with the Energy of a You-had-to-be-there Entertainment Event. This is One of Those“

Two living legends, Godfathers of Outlaw Music, together on one stage for One Night Only.

This is unique non-profit charitable Event is presented by Texas Legends Care, a 501c3 supporting Veterans with The Fallen Soldiers Project and Special Children with Dream Makers.

Sponsorship and Donor packages designed for corporate, commercial and individual patron donors.
Sponsor and Donor Packages can be constructed with custom features and tailored with donation tiers based on levels of participation and individual requests.!

Join Willie Nelson; Support Homeless Veterans

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

“As we honor our service men and women, please join me in supporting the housing of our nation’s 57,000 homeless veterans.

Safe, secure homes will increase their chances of being able to recapture their lives.

Pitch in @ VeteransMatter.org or text VETS to 41444.”

– Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige, John Fogerty, Romeo Santos @ White House ‘Salute the Troops’ concert (11/5/14)

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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Willie Nelson and Mary J. Blige, sound check

Willie Nelson was one of several musical guests invited to celebrate the troops and Veterans’ Day at the White House, on the South Lawn yesterday. The show will air on PBS — check your local listings for when.

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Willie Nelson, Romeo Santos, John Fogerty

Willie Nelson performs at White House for Salute to the Troops today

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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Willie Nelson’s guitar ‘Trigger’ waits on the South Lawn for the show.

Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige, John Fogerty, Romeo Santos and Common were invited to sing at the White House today in support of veterans and the military. Military service members and their families will be in the audience. The show will air on PBS on November 7th. Check your local listings.

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Annie Nelson watches Willie Nelson at sound check.

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Harvest the Hope Shirts on sale, support Bold Nebraska #NOKXL

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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Willie performed September 27, 2014 with Neil Young for the Harvest the Hope concerts. Proceeds from the “Harvest the Hope” commemorative concert shirts will go to Bold Nebraska to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as a number of small, community-based clean energy projects! All designs will be printed on organic cotton.

ORDER YOURS HERE: http://teespring.com/hope

“Just Breathe” (Eddie Vedder, Lukas Nelson)

Friday, October 31st, 2014

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photo:  Jay Blakesburg

Lukas Nelson and Eddie Vedder sing, “Just Breathe”, at Bridge Concert 2014.

Neil Young video helps Get Out the Vote (Who’s Gonna Stand Up)

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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www.BoldNebraska.org

“The Keystone XL pipeline is a large step in the wrong direction for the health of Earth,” Neil Young said at the Harvest the Hope concert. “America must lead the world again and stop this pipeline.”

The Harvest the Hope performance video for “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” concludes with a call for citizens who give a damn about protecting our land and water to take action and vote on Election Day, Nov. 4.

Voters in Nebraska can find out which candidates oppose Keystone XL and will fight to protect land and water in the New Energy Voter Guide, available here.

Many thanks again to Neil for once again lending his voice to the fight to protect Mother Earth, and to Harvest the Hope performers Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Frank Waln, and the Stopping the Pipeline Rocks All-Stars.

You can honor Neil’s commitment by helping spread this video far and wide, and voting on Election Day!

Watch the “Pipeline Fighter” version of Neil Young’s “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”

Let’s prove the naysayers wrong, and get out and vote for New Energy on Nov. 4.

Stand Up. Protect Land and Water. Vote.

Thanks for all you do.

Jane Kleeb and the Bold Nebraska team

P.S. Chip in $10 to buy some last-minute ads to promote the video before Election Day.

Micah Nelson with Neil Young, Bridge School Benefit 2014

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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“I keep expecting to wake up from my life” — Micah Nelson

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#infinitegratitude

#whosgonnastandupandsavetheearth?

Vote for your favorite Willie Nelson sculpture; support the North Texas Food Bank

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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“If Willie Can, So Can You” by GS-Andrade Architects

www.onecandallas.com

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“Willie Nelson” by Perkins + Will

Vote for your favorite food sculpture and support the North Texas Food Bank, with your vote and $5.00 donation. People are so creative.

Vote at www.onecandallas.com

Willie Nelson to perform at Musicares Person of the Year honoring Bob Dylan (2/6/15)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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www.grammy.com

TEN-TIME GRAMMY WINNER BOB DYLAN TO BE HONORED AS 2015 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR AT 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE

Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week two nights prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards — will provide essential support for MusiCares.

Performers at the tribute concert include GRAMMY winners Beck; the Black Keys; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Norah Jones; Tom Jones; Los Lobos; John Mellencamp; Willie Nelson; Bonnie Raitt; Eddie Vedder; Jack White; and Neil Young; as well as singer/songwriter John Doe. Three-time GRAMMY-winning producer and recent Emmy winner Don Was will be the evening’s musical director. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

The 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a tribute concert by renowned musicians. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week.

For information on purchasing tables and tickets to the event, please contact Dana Tomarken at MusiCares, 310.392.3777.

The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during Grammy Week. The celebration culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Lukas Nelson, Promise of the Real (with Micah Nelson) “Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes”

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Lukas Nelson, and Promise of the Real, with Micah Nelson, at Harvest the Hope Concert, Neligh, NE (9/27/14)

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Undisclosed Bidder buys Willie Nelson’s Braids for $37,000

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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http://entertainthis.usatoday.com

Kudos to you, undisclosed buyer: You may be out $37,000, but you’re now the proud owner of Willie Nelson’s hair.

Two braids, cut back in the 1980s when the country singer’s locks were still red, were sold at auction Sunday, organizers from Guernsey’s auction house told Reuters. They were up for sale in an Arizona auction of items owned by the late Waylon Jennings.

Jennings was gifted the braids at a party thrown by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash to celebrate Jenning’s sobriety. Nelson’s then-wife, Connie Nelson, “brought the braids from Willie, who was on tour,” Jenning’s widow, Jessi Colter, told USA TODAY. “It just tickled Waylon.”

We hope their new owner is just as tickled. (OK, so the proceeds from the auction go to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, but still — that is a lot of money for human hair.)

“Harvest the Hope” shirts available

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

http://teespring.com/hopharvestshirt2e

Proceeds from the “Harvest the Hope” commemorative concert shirts will go to Bold Nebraska to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as a number of small, community-based clean energy projects! All designs will be printed on organic cotton.

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http://teespring.com/hope