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Willie Nelson’s Tipi, Colorado (1979)

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

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“In September of 1979, Mr. & Mrs. Willie Nelson commissioned me to paint a tipi at their home in Colorado.  Since my introduction to Willie in 1973, I have had the opportunity to create numerous artistic designs and projects for him, yet this experience was my most unique. For the next two weeks, I was able to participate in a very personal and private atmosphere that Willie and his family have here. With this inspiration, I have tried to capture the spirit that is in “Willie Blue Skies. ”

In the foothills of Mt. Evans, at about 8,000 ft., the tipi sits hidden between two parallel rock stratus. The tipi stands 27 feet tall, with a 60 foot diamater. Connected in this order: Wolf, Elk, Eagle, Moose, Steer. There are five animal totems painted with latex on the outside.”

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“I was in Evergreen  on Labor Day weekend (32 years ago this week) painting the tipi for Willie & family.  Thought you might like to see these drawings I made while I was there. For the couple of days that he was there, Willie would jog around the barn and ocassionaly come over and help me dap some paint on the tipi.”

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Willie’s Reserve available in Colorado! #WelcometotheFuture #WilliesReserve

Friday, August 19th, 2016

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www.WilliesReserve.com

Willie’s Reserve is now proudly served in Colorado with our 4 local launch partners. Visit a store today so we can share the stash with you!

Mindful: 5926 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

SimplyPure: 2000 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Terrapin Care Station: 11900 E 33rd Ave, Aurora, CO 80010 and 11091 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

Lucy Sky: 2394 S Broadway, Denver, Co 80210 and 2215 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80210

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Willie Nelson interview for e-town Radio Broadcast

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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photo:  Danny Clinch
Willie Nelson and Nick Forester

Nick and Helen Forester interviewed Willie Nelson before his concert in Denver, for an upcoming broadcast of of eTown, a national radio show they broadcast from Boulder, Colorado,  The show features music, interviews and also introduces a person or groupf for good works they have done in their community.  For information on when their show will air on public radio, visit their websit where they have their schedule.

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Helen Forester and Willie Nelson
photo:  Danny Clinch

“It was truly a thrill to visit with Willie Nelson when he was in Denver. I’d met him in passing many years before, when he came to do an eTown radio show. This time around, there on the bus with Nick and our crew to tape an interview with Willie, I was struck by what a sweet and gentle presence he has, really kind and welcoming. Incredible man. His lovely wife Annie was also there, as well as Elaine who was so helpful to us. These photos were taken by the talented photographer Danny Clinch (check out his amazing work at www.dannyclinch.com), who was kind enough to share these with us ”

— Helen Forester

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photo:  Danny Clinch

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Willie Nelson Art, in Morrison, Colorado

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

 

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Willie Nelson is featured on this mural in Morrison, Colorado,along with other artists that have played at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

 

Willie Nelson grows his own in Colorado #WilliesReserve

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 06: (AFP OUT) Singer Willie Nelson performs at "A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House" on the South Lawn November 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The President and First Lady invited music legends, members of the U.S. military, military veterans, and their families to the White House for a celebration of the men and women who serve the United States. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 06: (AFP OUT) Singer Willie Nelson performs at “A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House” on the South Lawn November 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The President and First Lady invited music legends, members of the U.S. military, military veterans, and their families to the White House for a celebration of the men and women who serve the United States. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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by:  Ricardo Baca

Willie Nelson and his family and team are legally growing marijuana for the first time in the country singer and legalization activist’s lifetime.

The owners of one of Denver’s oldest marijuana businesses have sold their pot cultivation and infused products licenses to a group representing the country music legend and his new cannabis brand, Willie’s Reserve, The Cannabist has learned exclusively.

Denver Relief sold its licenses for growing marijuana and infusing products with cannabis for an undisclosed sum to CMH Brands, a licensee and processor of Willie’s Reserve, according to individuals close to the deal.

Kacey Musgraves at Fiddler’s Green, Denver (August 30, 2016)

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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Kacey Musgraves and her band put everyone in a good mood on Saturday, before Willie Nelson & Family took the stage.  We have Janis Tillerson, from Texas, for these great photos (before security made her put away her camera.)

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She had a familiar signature on her guitar!

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This is a video my friend Eddie took, but I can’t figure out how to put it up here.

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Willie Nelson Unveils Cannabis Company, “Willie’s Reserve” in Colorado

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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by: Kate McKee Simmons

The who’s who of Colorado’s marijuana industry gathered Saturday night for the unveiling of Willie’s Reserve, Willie Nelson’s cannabis company.

To launch his new product, Nelson hosted two kick-off concerts, one last week in Washington state and another on Saturday, July 30, at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village.

“This event’s been a collection of the people that support the ideals of Willie Nelson. It’s a collection of people that understand that music and cannabis and culture and society all blend together really well,” says pioneering ganjapreneur Kayvan Khalatbari, who’s been working with Willie’s Reserve. (See him in the video above.)

 

Willie Nelson at Fiddler’s Green (7/30)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family at Fiddler’s Green (Denver, CO) (July 30, 2016)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

 

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photo:  James Minchon
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by: Nate Todd

It’s always a treat to see Willie Nelson & Family.  Not only is Willie a living legend, but he’s just a class act and always puts on a great show.  The crowd was naturally an older one, but there was a healthy peppering of younger fans throughout.  It was definitely a family affair, onstage and off.  Before Willie came out we were treated to a video tribute for Willie’s friend and collaborator whom we lost this year, Merle Haggard, as an amazing sunset began to fire up over Fiddler’s Green.

Willie got right into it with his tried and true opener “Whiskey River,” and although there seemed to be some sound issues they were quickly squared away.  We got the Willie/Waylon classic “Mammas Don’t Let Your Baby’s Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and the Nelson/Haggard collaboration from the 2015 album Django and Jimmie “It’s All Going to Pot,” which was dedicated to Merle and naturally saw a few folks toking up.

As the sun went down we got the classic Willie number made popular by Patsy Cline “Crazy,” and as the amphitheater darkened, a fitting “Night Life” followed by a great version of “Georgia On My Mind.”  Willie and his beloved guitar “Trigger” both sounded great.  It was then time to pay tribute to another country great, Hank Williams, with “Jambalaya.”  At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house during “Always on my Mind.”

Other highlights included a rollicking “Good Hearted Woman,” another Hank song in “Hey Good Lookin,” and with the cloak of night over Fiddler’s “Green” the crowd was less bashful during “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.”  It was also awesome to see opener Kacey Musgraves come out on the gospel number “I Saw the Light.”  All in all it was a solid show, and at 83 we’re happy to report that Willie is still going strong.

Willie Nelson & Family will be performing at The Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on October 18. Click here for tickets.

Willie Nelson fans and friends in Denver at Fiddler’s Green

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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Willie’s Reserve Available in Colorado! #WilliesReserve

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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History was made in Colorado this weekend!  Willie Nelson’s private line of marijuana, “Willie Reserve” is now on the shelves available for purchase in Colorado, at Lucy Sky,  in Denver located at 2394 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210.  medical and recreational marijuana dispensary has a Willie’s Reserve store-within-a store.  Their phone number is 720-379-7295 and their website is:
www.lucyskydispensary.com.

We’ve been excitedly waiting for Willie’s Reserve to become available in Colorado, ever since it became legal here and Willie Nelson announced that he would be offering his own strains of marijuana in dispensaries in Colorado and Washington, the other state where marijuana can be sold to adults, legally.  Willie and his wife Annie and and his official team took a long time, all the time it took time to do all the legal work and State of Colorado requirements, and to organically grow strains that met his approval.

For more information about Willies Reserve, and stores in Washington and Colorado:
www.WilliesReserve.com

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www.lucyskydispensary.com.

And ta-da!  Willie’s Reserve officially launched in Colorado over the weekend, in conjunction with the Willie Nelson & Family Show at Fiddler’s Green, in Denver.   Lucy Sky hosted a soft opening, and invited people to visit their store-within-a store.  Willie’s Reserve will officially be available for purchase to the public this Thursday, August 4th.  Willie’s Reserve will eventually be available in additional dispensaries around the state.

The store was still being stocked, but has a beautiful display of Willie Nelson albums, photos, guitars,  and a friendly staff.

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This was our highly informed and friendly bud tender at Lucy Sky.  If you are  21 or older, and can prove it with a driver’s license or state id,  you can purchase two ounces of Willie’s Reserve strains, if you live in Colorado, and one ounce if you are visiting from out of state.  (I guess the state of Colorado assumes that we Coloradans can handle two ounces, as opposed to the out-of-state- tourists who had better only have one ounce.)

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I tried the “Red Headed Stranger” strain ( I had to — didn’t I?)  It is  sold in pairs in these cool twin containers, souvenirs for sure.  All the packaging makes cool souvenirs.  I smoke a lot, and this was as strong as anything I’ve ever tried, and I like the diesel’s and the blue dream and try all the strong strains I come across.  It’s a true Sativa, which makes me want to clean house or hang out with friends all night, as opposed to ‘Let’ sit on the couch and binge watch something on Netflix’ .

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It’s a beautiful store.

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Willie Nelson in Boulder

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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Spotted at Pasta Jay’s in Boulder, after the Willie Nelson & Family at Fiddler’s Green, last night.

 

See Willie Nelson and Family in Concert tomorrow night! (Denver, Colorado)

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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Kacey Musgrave will open the show tommorow night at Fiddler’s Green, in Greenwood Village.  So exciting to have Willie Nelson and Family back in Colorado!

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Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Willie Nelson at Ebbets Field, Denver

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Ebbet’s Field wasn’t a field, but a music concert venue opened by Denver concert promoter Chuck Morris in the 1970’s, a small  night club located in the Brooks Tower near 15th and Curtis.  Denver was a great place for music in the’70’s, and Ebbet’s field contributed and let music lovers in Denver, the front range and beyond hear some of the best music from around the world.  We used to drive from Lincoln, NE to Denver to hear bands.

Everybody played Ebbets Field, including Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, Tom Waits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Freddie King, Taj Mahal, John Prine, Muddy Water, Asleep At The Wheel, J.J. Cale, Ry Cooder, Commander Cody, Dr. John, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Peter Frampton, Dan Hicks, Lightning Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Kraftwerk, Little Feat, Don McLean, the Outlaws, Robin Trower, Jerry Jeff Walker, Muddy Waters, and more! Rock, blues, country, jazz, every genre found a home there.

A few years back, 102.3 KCUV released a compliation CD’s of some of this music, and a portion of the profits from the newly released Volume II go to the Morgan Adams Foundation, to raise awareness and financial support for pediatric cancer.

Volume II has a great medley of Willie Nelson, including his famous “Denver”, from his Red Headed Stranger album.

1. LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Down Drinking at the Bar – 6/19/74
2. WILLIE NELSON Denver/over the Waves/Down Yonder – 9/2/75
3. BREWER & SHIPLEY Witchi-Tai-To – 5/25/75
4. TOM RUSH No Regrets – 10/22/74
5. LIVINGSTON TAYLOR Carolina Day – 11/27/73
6. WENDY WALDMAN Mad Mad Me – 11/7/74
7. FAIRPORT CONVENTION Matty Groves – 5/23/74
8. STRAWBS Out in the Cold/Round and Round – 3/4/74
9. BRIAN AUGER OBLIVION EXPRESS Happiness Is Just Around the Bend – 4/4/74
10. WET WILLIE Grits t Groceries/Soul Jones – 6/27/74
11. TOMMY BOLIN Homeward Strut – 6/3/74
12. PROCTOR & BERGMAN Channel 85 Sign-On – 12/6/73

These tracks, digitally transfered directly from the original tapes, have been remastered by Bob Ferbrache at Absinthe Studios in Westminster. The CD package was designed by Steve Holt, includes a cover shot featuring a vintage hand-illustrated Ebbets Field crew shirt, and a twelve-page booklet with archival photographs of Brian Auger, Strawbs, Brewer & Shipley, Wet Willie, Tom Rush, Tommy Bolin and Fairport Convention onstage at Ebbets, taken by Bob Ferbrache. G. Brown wrote the liner notes detailing the history of Ebbets Field as well as help ListenUp and KCUVâ€.