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Willie Nelson on “Live from Ebbets Field Vol. 2”

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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€.

“We Legalized It” (first)

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

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Colorado was the first US state to legalize marijuana, wear this shirt in honor of this 420 victory!

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Willie Nelson fans at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Fun times at Red Rocks, with Janis from Texas, Jodi from Texas, Miss Tex (Pat) from Texas and Gary from Texas.  And that’s Ben and Eddie from Colorado behind them.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Ben Rector at Laid Back Festival, Red Rocks (Oct. 1, 2017)

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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Longtime Gregg Allman manager Michael Lehman and Live Nation present LAID BACK FESTIVAL live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Laid Back is presented in the spirit of its beloved co-founder, the late, great Gregg Allman. The traveling celebration of music and food will be headlined by a line-up that includes Sheryl Crow, Ben Rector, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The London Souls and Quaker City Night Hawks.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Reserved tickets are $99.50, $79.50 & $59.50 and General Admission tickets are $39.50 plus applicable service charges.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT AXS.COM OR CHARGE TICKETS BY PHONE, CALL 888.929.7849

If not sold out, tickets to this show are available at the box office of the Denver Coliseum from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday.

Willie Nelson at Red Rocks

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Thanks to Janis from Texas for this great photo of Willie Nelson at Red Rocks, on Sept. 3, 2006.

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Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promise of Real in Vail (August 18, 2017)

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Twenty-nine summers ago, President Gerald R. Ford and Willie Nelson led the way for the opening ceremonies of a fledgling performing arts space alongside Gore Creek in the Vail Village.

Three decades later, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater will celebrate in style all summer long, culminating in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater 30th Anniversary Concerts featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela and Third Eye Blind on Aug. 18 to 19.

Lucas Nelson and the Promise of the Real will open on Friday night, Aug. 18, for Rodrigo y Gabriela and Dead Man Winter featuring Dave Simonett, of Trampled by Turtles, will open on Saturday night, Aug. 19, for Third Eye Blind. Two more opening acts are expected to be announced soon.

Tickets, passes and weekend-long VIP experiences for the celebration are on sale today and expected to sell quickly at http://www.grfavail.com.

“Great music, great experiences, a beautiful structure and an incredible mountain backdrop have made the Ford Amphitheater a special place for everyone who has a connection to Vail,”Dave ChapinVail Mayor

Cultural centerpiece

In the 30 years since its opening ceremony, the Ford Amphitheater has grown to play an iconic role in regional and local art and culture. It has welcomed top-tier orchestras via Bravo! Vail, international dancers and dance companies via the Vail Dance Festival, the GoPro Mountains of Music free concerts in June and hundreds of pop-rock icons to its now-storied stage.

“If you’ve been to Vail in the summertime, then you almost certainly have a wonderful memory from the Ford Amphitheater, whether it’s from a major performance from a marquee artist like Bob Dylan, a lawn picnic Hot Summer Nights free concert, an evening out at the Vail Dance Festival or a moment of inspiration at a Bravo! Vail orchestral concert,” said Jen Mason, director of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the Vail Valley Foundation. “We’ve even had hundreds of young people graduate here and held weddings — it really is a cultural centerpiece of life here in the Vail Valley.”

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Willie Nelson in the Red Rocks Performer’s Hall of Fame

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

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Friday, February 17th, 2017

Willie’s guitar has her own shirt now; that’s nice.  You get one at Willie Nelson’s website store.  Lots of other cool souvenirs, phone covers, mugs, pendants, and more.

Visit their store here.  

Willie Nelson & Family at Red Rocks (August 28, 2008)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Willie Nelson Interview with Nick Forester, of eTown Radio in Boulder

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family performed at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheaer in Denver on July 26th, and before the interview met with Nick Forester, from Boulder’s e-town national radio show.

Follow this link to listen to interview.

eTown hits the road to Denver’s Fiddlers Green Amphitheater this week to welcome back legendary outlaw country artist Willie Nelson to eTown’s airwaves. We’ll hear lots of great music from Willie, plus a candid conversation with eTown host Nick Forster direct from Willie’s tour bus. Also with us is up-and-coming country artist and eTown newcomer Kacey Musgraves, who became a household name after landing a slot as a competitor of the hit TV program Nashville Star early on in her career. It’s a one-of-a-kind hour of great music and conversation this week. Be sure to tune in!

Listen to Willie Nelson’s 1996 visit to eTown:

Willie Nelson x Angélique Kidjo on eTown (8.23.1996)

 

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Willie Nelson in the News #WilliesReserve

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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I was just enjoying my morning coffee and the Sunday paper, and there’s Willie Nelson in the Business Section.

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