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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.
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:
I was just enjoying my morning coffee and the Sunday paper, and there’s Willie Nelson in the Business Section.
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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.”
“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.”
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
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.
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
photo: Danny Clinch
photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool
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 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.)
She had a familiar signature on her guitar!
This is a video my friend Eddie took, but I can’t figure out how to put it up here.
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.)
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.