Archive for the ‘Crew’ Category

Kenny Koepke

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Thank you, Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, Willie Nelson’s lighting engineer, for sharing this photo of fellow crewmember Kenny Koepke, Audio Specialst.

Willie Nelson’s crew

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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Thanks to Budrock, for these behind-the-scenes photos. So much goes on, the crew works so hard, so that we fans can enjoy a Willie Nelson & Family show night after night after night. Thanks, guys!

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Aaron Foye, man at work

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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John Selman, backstage in Tulsa

Friday, February 7th, 2014

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Thank you Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, for sharing this picture of John Selman, Willie Nelson & Family Tour Manager, warming up backstage before the Willie Nelson & Family show in Tulsa last night.

I think he performed some Brad Paisley songs before WN&F played.

Willie Nelson & Family in concert, as seen from the Sound Board tonight!

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Thank you, Margie Lemons, for sharing the photo that husband Bobby sent you of his view from the sound board tonight.  Flaco sends her nightly love letters like this. The band is in Coral Springs, Florida tonight.

 

Man at Work: L.G.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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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.

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Ol’ Dillo’s home

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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The armadillo is back on Aaron’s board, right where he belongs. (Ol’ Dillo was stolen a few months ago, then recovered and returned.)

Thank you, Aaron Foye, 600 shows and counting

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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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 Band Bus in Accident

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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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.

“The band’s bus (Willie was in his own bus) crashed along I-30 around 3:30 AM when it hit a bridge pillar — about 80 miles east of Dallas. We believe it is due to icy conditions on the road.  No one suffered serious injuries. Paul English injured his ankle, Billy English suffered a bruised hip and crew member Tom Hawkins has a cracked rib. The other family members on the bus are sore but everyone is expected to recover fully. The last four dates in November have been postponed and the tour resumes as scheduled in December.”

For more information, keep in touch:

www.WillieNelson.com, or
on Facebook .https://www.facebook.com/WillieNelson

 

Look what Neal the Driver has for Aaron

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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Hppy birthday, John Selman

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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John Selman, stage manager, for Willie Nelson and Family.

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Thanks to Budrock ‘the Illuminator’

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Love in the Rain with Willie Nelson & Family @ Floores Country Store

Friday, November 1st, 2013

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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.’”)

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“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.” 

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It’s raining down in Texas @ the Willie Nelson Show

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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Wow, look at that rain in Helotes tonight! Hope everything’s okay.

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“Frog strangler during Paula Nelson set.” — Budrock ‘the Illuminator’ Prewett

I have no idea what that means but it was a direct quote.

On the Road at the Weiner Hut

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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Budrock Prewitt

Don’t let those guys tell you life on the road with Willie Nelson and Family isn’t glamorous.

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The guys were working the show in Wheeling, WV last night.

View from the Sound Board

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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“Yep, they are On the Road Again;). First stop this go round is in Louisville, Kentucky.” — Margie Lemons