Archive for the ‘Duets and collaborations’ Category

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “It’s All Going to Pot”

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Gillian Welch

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

I’m Not Afraid to Die – Single
Released 2005

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “Family Bible”

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Willie and Leon: “One for the Road” Re-Release (2017)

Sunday, November 17th, 2019
by:  Joe Breen

In 1979, British inflation was 18 per cent, Margaret Thatcher was elected British prime minister, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Sony launched the Walkman and Willie Nelson and Leon Russell released One for the Road.

Those events are history but this album sounds remarkably fresh on its re-release, production and performance losing nothing in the years. Russell went the way of all flesh last November but Willie soldiers on, his ubiquity making no dent in his status as one of the all-time great stylists.

Here, he shares the honours with Russell’s dusty country gospel voice on a mix of Great American Songbook classics, Nashville standards and “Danny Boy”.

Alan Robinson’s sleeve notes state: “Part party hearty, part tears in the whiskey, it stands as something of a minor gem in both of these stellar artists’ body of work.” Hard to disagree.

Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves at the CMA’s (11/13/2019) “Rainbow Connection”

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Ray Price

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgrave to duet at CMA Award Show

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow, “City of New Orleans”

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Phish, “Moonlight in Vermont” (Live at Farm Aid 1998)

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Phish and Paul Shaffer perform “Moonlight in Vermont” live at the Farm Aid concert in Tinley Park, Illinois on October 3rd, 1998.

Rob Halford would love to do a duet with Willie Nelson, “He’s like a god”

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford took part in a question-and-answer session with Full Metal Jackie of the 95.5 KLOS radio station on Friday, October 4 from The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat in three parts below.

Asked if there are any artists that he would like to collaborate with in the future, Halford — who is promoting his upcoming festive-themed LP “Celestial” — said: “There’s a beautiful song on this album called ‘Morning Star, and I kind of put that song together pretty quickly. I was in the kitchen of my house playing acoustic guitar and this song just started to happen.

And as I was playing it, I could hear Willie Nelson in the background singing along with me. And I thought, ‘How could would this be, for The Metal God and Willie Nelson to do kind of a duet?’ And he’s like a God, right? Willie Nelson is a God.

And as luck would have it, Willie is on the same label as I am — Sony/Legacy. So we’re trying to see if that could be a possibility. I mean, I would just be jaw on the floor; I’d be the total fanboy geek. You would have to give me an hour to get over the fact that Willie might be sitting there with a microphone.

I would love that to happen — just because he’s special, and I love Willie. I love what he does with his music; I love what he does for America; I love the way he supports the farmers and the very important people that put the food on our tables here. So he’s iconic in many, many ways. So that would be great if that could happen.”

Read article, listen to interview here.

Willie Nelson & Friends, “I’ll Fly Away” (Farm Aid 2019 finale)

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Owens”Sing Me Back Home” (Anaheim Stadium October 1980)

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Snoop Dogg and Matthew McConaughey, “On the Road Again”

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Willie Nelson & Johnny Rodriguez – Forgiving You Was Easy (Live at Farm Aid 1985)

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Willie Nelson sings on new Kinky Friedman album, “Resurrection”

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
by: Jonathan Bernstein

This fall, Kinky Friedman will be releasing Resurrection, a new studio album of original songs produced by Larry Campbell. After all but retiring from songwriting for three-plus decades, Friedman’s latest album follows in the wake of last year’s Circus of Life, a meditative collection that rejuvenated the Texas singer-songwriter’s drive to make music in his eighth decade. “Circus of Life was more of an intellectual’s record,” Friedman tells Rolling Stone Country. “I mean, I hate intellectuals, but I am one, some of the time.” 

Unlike the sparse solo-acoustic Circus of Life, Kinky’s latest is a fully-arranged roots record that Campbell and Friedman made with Americana radio in mind. 

“I think a lot of people are going to hear this record, and that will make the Kinkster very happy, or, I should say, will make the Kinkster barely happy,” he says. “You can do something great, but just to get it played on the radio, well, that was Bob Dylan’s original goal, and I guess it’s mine as well. This is the best shot at that happening.”

The accompanying title track to Resurrection serves as a prime example of Friedman and Campbell’s goal to find a wider audience for the 74-year-old singer-songwriter. The song is a charging Texas-country number featuring Willie Nelson joining in halfway through the song to sing with his old friend Friedman:

“What’s in my heart is in my soul is in a day-old donut hole,” Friedman and Nelson sing in the spirited ode to late-in-life perseverance.

To promote the release of Resurrection, Friedman will be touring the United States throughout November, including a date in New York celebrating the legacy of the long-shuttered Lonestar Cafe, where Friedman used to play a weekly show in the Eighties. 

Resurrection will be released on October 15th.