Archive for the ‘Lana Nelson’ Category

Happy Birthday, Lana Nelson

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Happy birthday, Lana Nelson,  and thank you for your care and attention to your dad, and your aunt!

We fans appreciate the love and care you give to them, so that they can tour and we can see them in concert.

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You don’t see her on stage or on screen, but she’s always behind the scenes helping to make it happen.

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Mister Mister and Cincinnatti law enforcement

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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Lana Nelson reported about a recent run in with the law by one of the Willie Nelson & Family Crew.   Good news, though, no charges filed and Mr. Mister is free.  Another victory for the working class!

“Our bodyguard, Mr. Mister, had a run in with the local police in Cincinnati, Ohio before the concert. Luckily no formal charges were filed and after a brief period of questioning he was free to continue on with the rest of the tour. Hey man, he was just doing his job!”

— Lana Nelson

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Willie Nelson celebrates Father’s Day

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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With some of his children:  Amy, Lana, Micah

Happy, happy birthday Rachel Fowler

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Best wishes  for a happy birthday to Rachel Fowler, granddaughter of Willie Nelson,, webmistress of Willie Nelson’s website

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Mother of Isabella

 

 

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Willie Nelson & Family Webmistress met some friends on the road the Farm Aid 2013 in Saratoga Springs, NY

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How many guys does it take to hold the curtain back so the crowd can see Willie Nelson?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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“As Dad sang Always on my Mind the house curtains blew a fuse and started to automatically close. 6 guys are having to hold each side open as it continuously tries to close.  Going to be a long hour for those guys.” — Lana Nelson

Happy birthday, Lana Nelson

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Best wishes to Lana Nelson on her birthday.

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Willie Nelson and Lana Nelson

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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Willie Nelson and Family

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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photo credit:  Christopher Durst

Play of the Day in Fellsmore, Florida (3/19/2000) (from the Pedernales Poo Poo)

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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My world is filled with darkness 
And I’m lost without your love 
And I realize the storm has just begun… 

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Lana Nelson published this article in the Pedernales Poo Poo, on  March 19, 2000.   Read more at Willie Nelson’s website.

Every morning’s an adventure. Now the handle has broken off the only door on the bus and we can’t get out. After struggling for about 20 minutes Mickey finally happened by, I passed the keys out the window to him and he opened the door from the outside. It’s not all peaches and cream out here ladies and gentlemen. 

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The rain got here early and stayed late. Of course all the indoor shows in Florida have had beautiful weather and so far, all the outdoor ones have rained.  A leak formed in the roof over Paul’s drums so the show was delayed 10 minutes while the local crew that spoke no English moved the equipment back a few feet. Aunt Bobbie’s piano was once again wrapped in plastic like a burrito headed for the microwave. Within 20 minutes of the first Whiskey River, another river had formed under our sound man Gunk who sat around a trillion volts of electricity. Poodie’s new Teenie Llama’s filled up in record time, holding a whopping 3 inches each. 

A fine mist blew over the piano keys until Aunt Bobbie pulled the black water proof plastic over her head. Tuning Tom came out on stage and positioned it for her up over her cowboy hat, and she finished the concert under the plastic tent. 

But by the end of the afternoon, those hard core, die hard fans at Mesa Park had sat out in the pouring rain for over 5 hours to hear Willie Nelson and Family, making that, the PLAY OF THE DAY. 

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Poodie’s cowboy rain gauges

 

 

Willie Nelson, Red Rocks (1999)

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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[Thanks to Alice from Georgia for sending along this posting by Lana Nelson, in her Pedernales PooPoo, at WillieNelson.com.  Lana posts to the newsletter from time to time, and you can read more  here.   Enjoy this one from a Willie Nelson and Family show at Red Rocks Amphitheater, west of Denver, in 1999. 

Rocky Mountain High – Morrison, Colorado 

“The bright lights of Denver were shining like diamonds 
Like ten thousand jewels in the sky …” 

Denver sparkled below us as Dad and the band performed at the Red Rocks Amphitheater for the 21st time. Nestled among 25 million year old rocks, this natural amphitheater allows the performer to be on stage, and all 15,000 in attendance can hear without a microphone. 

There may not be a more beautiful place in the world to perform. Today is the opposite of yesterday. 

“Goose” Gossage, former pitcher for the New York Yankees, dropped in to see his old friends. He brought by his handsome sons, who are already avid fans of Dad’s. He had a lot of fans of his own in the audience. One guy even offered him his front row seats for the show when security made us move away from the stage. 

Dwight Yokam and The Mavericks were also on today’s Willie Nelson Picnic. Raul and the Boys stopped by the bus after their fantastic show. They are booked on Farm Aid with Trisha Yearwood, say they look forward to the September 12th show. 

The Mavericks are one of many artists included on the new “Grievous Angel” CD. A tribute to the late, great, Graham Parsons, this has fast become our most listened to CD on Bus #1. 

Parsons’ music is a timeless treasure, like someone else I know.

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

 


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@Colorado Springs, photo by Stewart Patton

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Willie, Connie, Paula and Amy Nelson

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Lukas Nelson, Willie Nelson, Younston, Ohio

Willie Nelson and Family, Hard Rock Cafe (June 6, 2013)

Monday, June 10th, 2013

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Thanks to Willienelson.com for these great photos from the Willie Nelson & Family Family Show at the Hard Rock Café, in New York City, on June 6, 2013. The concert was a benefit for Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute.

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“Happy 80th Willie and Many More” — Willie Nelson fans welcome him back to Minnesota (5/18/13)

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

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Linda and friends welcomed Willie Nelson to Minnesota for his show at the Grand Casino Mille Lac.

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Aren’t they cute. Looks like they roped Lana Nelson into helping spread the birthday wishes.  I hope Willie looked out and saw them, it would have made him smile.

Later, during the concert, they all brought their signs and message to the front of the stage for Willie, and Linda told me when he saw the sign, he smiled and then started singing Happy Birthday to himself. What fun. Thanks, Linda for the pictures and the stories.

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Willie Nelson and his fans

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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www.WillieNelson.com

I love this picture Lana Nelson took of her dad working.    We fans are so grateful for Lana and the care she gives her dad and her aunt, keeping things working and comfortable out on the Road.  And of course, we love her stories and photographs,  from her rare perspective.  What a job.   I think she got on the bus on Take your Daughter to Work Day’, and never got off.

The Old Farts and Jackass Tour

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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Story and Photograph by Lana Nelson
www.WillieNelson.com

The Old Farts and Jackass tour began in Durham, NC on January 18th at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Then Saturday night Willie Nelson and Family performed in Bowling Green, KY at the Performing Arts Center before heading south to The Tabernacle in Atlanta. But now it’s January 20th, excitement is in the air, and Inauguration Day is finally here.

After the annual Bacon and Egg luncheon, the Swearing Ceremony took center stage as Willie stepped forward and placed his hand on Peg Bible. The Joint Congressional Committee spoke of the logistics of presenting such an unpresidential event in an old Church and of security concerns that have plagued the event from the beginning. The growing crowd stood in line for hours and wondered. “What will he wear? Willie cut bangs?”

After much anticipation Willie Nelson finally emerged. Dressed in an all black ensemble by American designer Levi Strauss, the co-leader of the Old Fart Party mesmerized the crowd with the first dance, Whiskey River.

The lip synching controversy would take over the headlines later, but the official answer from Nelson’s camp remained no. No Willie Vanillie here ladies and gentlemen, no tricky audio antics. Willie sang it all live. What we have elected to see is just a man, his band, his family and his guitar. The audience in Atlanta will testify before any congress; country is in good hands.