Thank you, Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, Willie Nelson’s lighting engineer, for sharing this photo of fellow crewmember Kenny Koepke, Audio Specialst.
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L.G. is another Willie Nelson & Family crew member who makes the shows happen, so us fans can go and have the time of our lives. After the concerts, everyone has their eye on Willie, me too, but right behind him is this guy, making sure Willie stays safely on the stage. Too many over-excited fans have tried to pull Willie down to them, or crawl up on stage with him, and LG is the guy making sure that doesn’t happen. Sometimes tour manager John Selman does that job, and Poodie Locke did that important job for decades. More than once, I saw Poodie lift a young girl off her feet, after she crawled on stage to get to Willie. Sometimes they were the same girls Poodie had been encouraging to flash Willie, too; I know Poodie confused them.
Happy Anniversary Aaron Foye! Aaron is celebrating five years and 600 shows with Willie Nelson and family.
Aaron is one of many who help make Willie shows run wonderfully on the road! Thank you, Aaron!
Willie Nelson’s website has reported that one of the band’s buses (not Willie’s) was in an accident overnight on icy I-30 in Texas.
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Budrock Prewitt, Lighting Director, shared this about last night’s show in Helotes, Texas at Floores Country Store:
“Frog strangler during the Paula Nelson Band set. (A Frog strangler is a way of describing a super heavy rainstorm. It rained so hard that even frogs couldn’t get their breath. Texas slang — similar to, ‘ it’s raining cats and dogs.’”)
“It was a double frog strangler during Willie’s set. hardly anyone left. The crowd just stood patiently waiting for Willie. It was an incredible show. Willie caught so much energy off the soaking wet crowd who were super appreciative of the fact that Willie played in such a driving thunderstorm. It was a night to remember. We have played in rainstorms, but this ranks up there at the top.”
“It was nice and warm so it was certainly one of the largest Wet Tee-Shirt events I have ever witnessed. Oh, and it intensified during load out. Unbelievable! One for book of fond memories.”