“I guess I’m still playing cowboys and Indians,” says Willie Nelson here in Colorado with his tribe (from top) Connie, 39, Paula, 13; and Amy; 10. “I love to hang out in the tepee and climb the mountains around here. There’s a million places to be alone in the woods and I need that occasionally.” Nelson moved his family from Texas in 1977 “To get ’em out of the line of fire a little bit,” when his growing popularity made made quiet time with the family difficult.
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Dear friend and Willie fan Janis took this picture at Red Rocks on 9/3/06.
Thanks, Janis from Texas, for one of my favorite photos of Willie, in plaid. Remember at the show, after Willie warmed up he took off the flannel shirt and girls cheered. Or was it just you and I who cheered? No, there were a lot of us.
Janis took this picture of Willie at Redrocks
Just one more Red Rocks photo, I’m just missing getting to see the band at Red Rocks. This photo is from book by G. Brown, “Colorado Rocks”.
photo: Lana Nelson
“We drove 550 miles overnight to get here but it was so worth it. No music star has ever out shined the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Its sheer beauty and perfect acoustics make it the ultimate American venue. We were all happy to be here on the warmest night we’ve ever seen at The Rocks. Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses followed Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the real. Brother Lukas later joined Dad on stage for a classy ending to a classic evening.” — Lana Nelson
Willie Nelson received this Hall of Fame award from the City of Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Music legend Willie Nelson is pleased to announce a unique American enterprise: Willie’s Reserve, a cannabis brand reflecting Nelson’s own longstanding experience and his commitment to regulated, natural, and high quality strains of marijuana in U.S. legal markets. As one journalist has already noted, “The marijuana world is about to get its first connoisseur brand, edging it farther from an illegal substance and closer to the realm of fine wines.”
Willie’s Reserve is an extension of Willie’s passion and appreciation for the many varieties and range of the plant’s qualities. Some of the best master growers in America will collaborate, along with Willie, to define quality standards so that fans can expect clean and consistent products.
Willie’s Reserve will be grown, distributed and sold by local businesses in Colorado and Washington, and will become available in other markets when state regulations allow.
Somewhat controversially, Willie has spent a lifetime as an outspoken supporter of cannabis for personal use and for industrial hemp production.
Building on Willie’s community of friends and experts who share his values, Willie’s Reserve will seek ways to further support and celebrate aspects of the singer-songwriter’s journey with cannabis. Willie and his family, and a few close friends developed the brand with emphasis on environmental and social issues, to lend support to the gradual end to marijuana prohibition across America.
“I am looking forward to working with the best growers in Colorado and Washington to make sure our product is the best on the market,” stated Willie Nelson.
Collaboration is at the center of plans for Willie’s Reserve. Willie has been an outspoken supporter of the front line efforts of store owners, growers, and citizens who have been pioneers and advocates of cannabis policy improvements. The company will work with businesses that are making smart and sustainable choices for the environment, have demonstrated leadership in their markets, and are committed to encouraging safe, legal use.
Seeing the power of legalization, regulation and taxation to impact how Americans view cannabis is a life’s work realized for Willie. As many have noted, his involvement is no surprise, and in the end, it’s no surprise that Willie’s Reserve will reflect his life.
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FU is hitting the road!
Folk Uke will be opening for the legendary band X for a series of shows in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas! Our first shows will be this Friday and Saturday (Apr. 3 & 4) at the Marquis Theatre in Denver, Colorado! Other dates include: Aspen, Santa Fe, Dallas, Houston & Austin.
Check here for tickets: http://www.folkuke.com/shows.html
By: Michael del Castillo
This Congressman, a serial entrepreneur before he got into politics, supports bitcoin, pot, and gay marriage.
Jared Polis is a unique figure in the Upstart 100 — he’s the only elected politician on the list, and he secured his standing for three reasons.
First, he’s a successful serial entrepreneur in his own right, having sold his family’s Blue Mountain Arts greeting card company for $780 million in 1999 and for founding ProFlowers.com in 1998, a company sold to Liberty Media Corporation in 2006.
Second, and third, Polis became the political face of two of the most cutting edge young industries in the United States: bitcoin and marijuana.
A year ago, after helping to successfully campaign for the legalization of recreational marijuana in his home state of Colorado, he vowed to continue to fight for the end of prohibition on a federal level.
Then, last April, he became the first congressman to purchase bitcoin from the first cryptocurrency vending machine on Capitol Hill. Voters in Colorado’s 2nd district like Polis, an openly gay father of two, as they reelected him to the House for a fourth term last November.
Jared Polis’ vitals:
He is the first openly gay parent in Congress.
He is father to two children.
He also founded Proflowers.com, and was a co-founder of the TechStars startup accelerator with David Cohen, David Brown and Brad Feld.
Michael del Castillo is the technology and innovation reporter at Upstart Business Journal, a member of American City Business Journals. A graduate of Columbia University, his work has appeared in the New Yorker. He is also the cofounder of Literary Manhattan, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Manhattan’s literary community and creating new ways to appreciate literature.
Opening day Friday, Nov. 21 is just around the corner at Vail Mountain,, and the resort announced Monday the entertainment for the signature early-season celebration, Vail Snow Daze. This year the resort’s annual festival to kick off the winter season will take place over two weekends, Dec. 12-14 and 19-21, and the lineup will include free concerts from Lukas Nelson and The Wallflowers on Saturday, Dec. 13, and 10,000 Maniacs and Rusted Root on Saturday, Dec. 20.
On Saturday, Dec. 13 Bud Light presents Lukas Nelson and The Wallflowers at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village. Lukas Nelson, American rocker and son of Willie Nelson, and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) will get the show started. Nelson and his band have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan.“We’re thrilled to announce the entertainment lineup for Vail Snow Daze and get our guests as eager about the start of the 2014-2015 winter season as we are,” said Davy Ratchford, director of marketing at Vail Mountain. “Early season is such a great time to visit the resort. There is a palpable energy in the air when guests return to Vail and get back on the snow for the first time, and what better way to celebrate the kick-off of winter than with free concerts at Vail Snow Daze.”
The Wallflowers will close out the first evening of free concerts at Vail Snow Daze. Fronted by co-founder Jakob Dylan, the Los Angeles-based alternative rock band are now in their 25th year. Over the course of their career The Wallflowers have released six studio albums including hits such as “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache,” sold more than seven million records worldwide, and have taken home several Grammys.
The following weekend on Saturday, Dec. 20 Pepsi presents live performances from 10,000 Maniacs followed by the eclectic musical powerhouse, Rusted Root.
Kicking off the evening of free live music is the classic, alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Throughout their 30-year collaboration, the 10,000 Maniacs have sold more than nine million albums and helped define college rock, creating the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.
The powerhouse ensemble, Rusted Root, will cap off the Snow Daze celebration with a sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performance. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. The band has played and toured alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Grateful Dead to name a few.
All Vail Snow Daze concerts are free of charge and will be held at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village. Doors open at 5 p.m. and shows start at 5:30 p.m. each night. The schedule of activities for Vail Snow Daze 2015 will also include the return of the sponsor expo village and gear demos at the base of Gondola One, as well as après and after-dark parties in the Town of Vail.
Vail Snow Daze is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, and the Town of Vail, and sponsored in part by Helly Hansen, GoPro, Mountain Living, Liberty Skis, Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Daily and KZYR.
For more information on Vail Snow Daze, including the full schedule of events, visitwww.vail.com/snowdaze. For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
The Oriental Theater in Denver is hosting a special event to celebrate the birthday of Colorado’s famous dancing painter, Keith ‘Scramble’ Campbell, next Saturday, September 6, 2014. The guy who people know as the guy who paints at Red Rocks is nationally recognized for his paintings ‘live and in concert’ because he actually attends concerts where he completes paintings during the course of a single performance.
The Oriental Theater is being transformed into a Scramble Wonderland. Filled with studio paintings that have rarely, if ever, been shown to the public. A feast for your eyes and ears!
We have a great and growing lineup for the night as well as some yummy eye candy! We’ll be rocking with the Dyrty Byrds Tori Pater & Eric Martinez, DPG Band, Johnny Barber (The Velvet Elvis) and finishing the evening with the ScrambleJam at the end of the night that is sure to bring in some special guest and surprises that we just don’t want to spoil.
Celebrate Good Times!!
Time: 9:00pm Day: Saturday Doors: 8:00pm Ages: 21+ Ages Price: $5