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photo reposted via @laurawfragoso
“Willie, don’t know if you remember this gig, it was in 2003. But Ronny Spears was one of your opening bands, they are from Frisco Tx. He passed away unexpectedly Monday from a heart attack. He was 51. I believe y’all met on several occasions. Just wanted to let you know ….you were one of his main music legends he loved and inspired him.
Thanks for the good times Willie, keep ‘em coming!”
Martha and Billy English joined us for lunch at Mi Tierra, in San Antonio, which, as it turns out, is the third most popular destination in San Antonio! Food was delicious, restaurant was beautiful, but company was the best.
Front and center at a WN&F show. What fun.
“After show smiles are alway big thanks girls for another Willie memory.” — Janis from Texas
Aaah, love to see friends at a Willie Nelson show in Texas! Willie Nelson fans are the nicest folks to hang out with. These are always the faces you see right at the gate, waiting to get in, and get close to Willie and the band. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Love them all.
WARNING: It’s not as glamourous or easy as they make it look, sitting out in the Texas sun for hours with no shade, waiting to get into a Willie Nelson show. They look like they just stepped out of the shower, don’t they? But, be forewarned, it’s not for the faint-of-heart. Don’t try this unless you are committed. This lifesyle’s not for everyone.
Half the fun (well, almost half), of going to see Willie Nelson, is getting to hang out with his fans who are friends, some of the nicest folks ever. At the Harvest the Hope concert last Saturday I got to spend time with the lovely Thompson Twins, mother and daughter Terry and Jenny, from Oklahoma, and Carla and Pete from Coloradoand my baby sister!.
Good times for a good cause, as proceeds from the Willie Nelson/Neil Young and others concert go to support those fighting the installation of the Trans Canada Keystone XL Pipeline, proposed to be laid from Alberta Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, through the midwest and Oglala Aquifer, and Ponca tribal land.
It was an effervescent sold-out crowd that packed The Ridgefield Playhouse for the 14th Anniversary Gala on September 17 to see Willie Nelson, up-close-and-personal with his Family band.
In an evening brimming with dinner courtesy of area food establishments, an open bar, silent and live auctions and honorees, it was the social event of the season.
Tony Award winner and Ridgefield resident Debbie Gravitte received the Arts Volunteer Award from Broadway star Harvey Fierstein, and Allison Stockel was honored for her 10th year volunteering her time as Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse. The event also marked the establishment of The Allison Stockel Fund, to benefit the endowment of the not-for-profit performing arts center, with an initial amount of $250,000. The Fund was created to help sustain the Playhouse for the future. Checks may be made payable to The Ridgefield Playhouse for the benefit of The Allison Stockel Fund and sent to Julie Paltauf at the Playhouse.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
There are a handful of friends and Farm Aid supporters attend the Farm Aid concerts every year, and who kindly help me out and share stories and photos from the concert and the Homegrown Village. It’s hard to see it all in one day!
Alice, of Atlanta, Georgia shared photos of Farm Aid tee-shirts through the years.
2012 Hershey, Pa.
2002 Burgettstown, Pa.
2012 Hershey, Pa.
2006 Camden, New Jersey
2013 Saratoga Springs, New York — with Dot Redfern Judah.
To learn more about the challenges of American family farmers, the work and help offered by Farm Aid, and why people support Farm Aid and go to the concert year after year after year:
Jenny (Oklahoma), Terry (Oklahoma), Joann s (Florida), Jodi (Texas), Willie Doll (everywhere, USA).
Alice and Dot (GA, FL) Carol, Bonnie (NY, both, I think)
friends and kids of friends
first in, last to leave