Willie Nelson, Paul English, Billy English, Mickey Raphael
photo: Janis Tillerson
I love that Janis captured Willie and Paul shaking hands, after the band plays, “Me and Paul”. Always a special moment at a WN&F show.
I know you are as happy as I am when you hear Janis Tillerson is going to a Willie Nelson & Family show. We fans get photos like this. Thanks, again, Janis. She took all these photos.
Martha and Billy English joined us for lunch at Mi Tierra, in San Antonio, which, as it turns out, is the third most popular destination in San Antonio! Food was delicious, restaurant was beautiful, but company was the best.
Front and center at a WN&F show. What fun.
“After show smiles are alway big thanks girls for another Willie memory.” — Janis from Texas
Everyone missed Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic. He’s been at every picnic I’ve ever been too, and except for the band, he’s probably been to more picnics than anyone, either as a fan or as a crew member.
Budrock is Willie Nelson’s & Family’s Lighting Engineer, and he was injured early last month. He broke his heel, and tore and stretched and bent and punctured other parts of his feet, during a routine jump from the stage, setting up for a show. So sad; surgeons still waiting for swelling and infection to go down before they can do anything. Ouch. I can’t look at the photos; too painful.
Anyway, Budrock wasn’t there, but Budrock the Bear, or Buddy Bear, as the girls call him, was there to represent. He gave orders, growled at a few people, handed out guitar picks to a few lucky fans, and goofed around with Bobby at the sound board. And he posed for pictures with Buddy’s friends.
I know Buddy Bear was a virgin when the day started out, but by the end of the night, I think his life had changed forever. Women kept coming to get him and take him away, then bring him back with his fur all fluffed. I don’ t know. He didn’t say anything, but he was smiling.