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photo: Dave Creaney
“The love for Willie Nelson on Sunday at ACL was something beyond music. Watching all the old folks who came just for him, mixing with the EDM kids and young hippies who wanted to say they saw a legend. It’s probably the closest New Austin’s gotten to the Dripping Springs ’72 Reunion vibe. Seeing Willie on the side screens with the big Texas flag behind him and the spectacular skyline behind that, everybody singing along to “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” Pretty perfect Austin 2016 moment.”
Austin Journalist Michael Corcoran
Thank you, Andrew Shapter.
“The crowd for Willie Nelson today was one of the biggest crowds we’ve ever seen at ACL Fest.
Thanks for celebrating 15 years with us Willie!”
Photo by Julian Bajsel
by: Diane Cowen
Sisters Jolie and Anne Sikes, along with their mom, turned their free-spirit style and love of old stuff into a business, roaming through flea markets, junk stores and auctions for things to buy and sell. Along the way, they designed products of their own, produced under their angel-wing Junk Gypsy brand and sold online and in their shop outside of Round Top.
Q: You invoke the name of Willie Nelson a lot. Tell me what your favorite Willie Nelson songs are.
Jolie: There are so many, it’s hard to say. I feel like our favorite is “On the Road Again.” Our dad has been singing that song our whole lives. However, there is no Willie Nelson song that is not great. “Willie for President!”
Jolie: And we adhere to “What would Willie do?”
Amie: But we don’t smoke pot.
Someone in the background is trying to get in on the Willie Nelson conversation.
Amie: That is our mother. She is wielding a hot-glue gun, putting glitter and feathers on a cow skull.
Jolie: Junk Gypsy has some parallels to Willie, I have to say with modesty. We set out to do what we love. Willie did songs that spoke to him, even though Nashville said to do something else. If you try to build a brand based on what everybody else is going to like, you’re not being true to yourself.
Meet the authors: Amie and Jolie Sikes will sign copies of their book at 2 p.m. Sunday at Books-a-Million, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy.
Junk Gypsy store
Where: 1215 Texas 237 S.
Thanks to Alice Kaufmann from Atlanta, Georgia, for all the great photos she took at Farm Aid 2016 in Bristow, Virginia. It is always fun to see all the shirts from past years’ Farm Aids and other shirts at the Festival.
Political statements, too
and a Government Mule fan, too.
photo: Dee Sulenski
“It was a moving honor to hear Starr Swain sing the National Anthem (no pic as I was saluting the flag) and to hear Willie sing & The Wisdom Dancers interpret The Lord’s Prayer, to officially open FarmAid 2016.” — Dee Sulenski, Virginia
Thanks so much to Dee from Virginia. It was her first Farm Aid, and she’s been sharing her experience with us. Here’s some photos I took of the opening ceremony.
Each year at Farm Aid, supporters proudly wear their Farm Aid shirts from previous years. It’s always fun to see the shirts, and thanks to Alice, from Georgia, for taking pictures of the folks in their shirts. And thanks to the fans for being good sports and letting us take their pictures. Here’s a few and I’ll keep sharing more.
You can get your very own Farm Aid shirt, and learn about how you can support family farmers:
Every year at the Farm Aid Festival, several friends help me report about the festival. There is so much going on, with the workshops, activity tents, speakers and of course the music all day long. These Farm Aid Supporters, music lovers and friends take pictures, interview people and write about their experiences. Thanks so much to Alice, from Georgia (that’s her above, on the right, beside Dee from Virginia, and Dot from Florida), for her great photos of this year’s reporters, at the festival in Bristow, Virginia, on September 17, 2018.
Terry, Dot, Dee, Jenny, Alice
Dot, Dee, Alice, Joanne, me, Pat