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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

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Luck Reunion: Helping after Harvey

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
 
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Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey…and as a staggering number of survivors begin their long road to recovery, we would like to do what we can for people and organizations close to our community.Beginning today, the Luck Store will donate 30% of Luck Reunion merch, and 15% of Ebbetts Field “Luck Hat” sales directly to non-profit organizations helping members of our Texas community rebuild and start to heal. If you have had your eye on any Luck Store item, please consider purchasing in this period of time to contribute to so many in need. Funds will be donated to two organizations benefitting hard-working Texans working around the clock to serve our beloved state:

The State of Texas Agricultural Relief Fund Assisting farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations, and paying for overall agricultural disaster relief.
The Texas Workers Relief Fund Supporting the workers and their families in times of need, taking extra care to stabilize their wellbeing as they begin to recover from disaster.

Our friend Kevin Cocca aka The Hungry Outlaw knows that music and BBQ are good for the soul, so he and a few friends have worked up a plan to provide & serve BBQ to Hurricane Harvey impacted shelters around the Texas Gulf Coast region. If you would like to help, they are accepting donations through their PayPal donation link at hungryoutlaw.com. The money will go directly to providing slow smoked Texas BBQ to as many people as they can possibly feed. We are 100% non profit, and all proceeds go directly to support our efforts. The more money we can raise, the more people we can feed.
 
Lastly, we have set up a fund for a special Luck Family member who has been on the ground doing extremely important work for survivors. Ben Stephanou, our longtime artist catering master, is continuing his rescue mission – coming to the aid of so many Texans in need – despite his truck being destroyed as a result of his efforts. His catering business depends on this transportation, and it is important to us to help him rebuild as he selflessly presses on in his hands-on relief support. If you can, please visit luckreunion.com/helpben to contribute funds for a new truck to help continue to fuel Ben’s business.
Our fellow Texans are in our thoughts, and we know that together we will all do what we can to help the affected communities as they begin to heal.#luckfamily

Luck, TX Dinner in Dallas

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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Luck, TX Table Featuring Olamaie’s Michael Fojtasek
Come and get it: we’ve added an intimate in-venue dinner to our Luck Dallas experience. This Friday, June 9th (6 PM) we are welcoming famed Austin chef Michael Fojtasek to the Luck, TX Table for a Luck Dallas pre-show gathering. Guests will join Fojtasek in the Granada to break bread alongside artists before they hit the stage. The seated, three-course meal will offer a true taste of the south with Fojtasek’s acclaimed, locally-minded fare that has established Olamaie as an innovative staple on the Austin – and Texas – scene. A Dallas native, Fojtasek is returning to his stopping grounds for an unforgettable night with the Luck crew and we can’t wait for a bite.

Grab a drink and sit down for a specially crafted menu with a James Beard Award-Nominee and Food & Wine “Best New Chefs” winner… followed by a show from some of our most requested Luck Reunion acts?!? Seriously, get these tickets quick before we snag ’em ourselves!
Get your your seat at the Luck, TX Table for $71 or  Dinner + Show ticket for $98 (fees included). Tickets go on sale Monday, June 6 at 11AM CST here. Just looking for a ticket to the show? Only $28 and are available here or at www.granadatheater.com

PS – rumor is, our friends over at KTX 91.7 have the inside track on the line up. Be listening to them next week for more scoop!

 

New Micah Nelson Album

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Suzanne Cordeiro Photography during the 2016 Luck Reunion

Micah Nelson/Particle Kid released a new self titled debut record, available now on Bandcamp , Amazon & iTunes.

Particle Kid

by Pårticle Kid

Forever Friend 00:00 / 06:57
  • Streaming + Download
    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $10 USD  or more

Willie Nelson hosts Luck Reunion – Listen on Sirius/XM Radio

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Willie Nelson plays host to Luck Reunion, a family affair

by:  Kaitlin Carter

“You’re either in Luck, or you’re out of Luck,” as Willie Nelson likes to say, and he should know.

Luck, Texas is Willie’s private Old West town located just outside of Austin, and home of the annual “Luck Reunion” artisanal music and culture celebration, held amidst the madness of SXSW.

With Willie himself headlining the main stage, this year’s “Luck Reunion” offered an impressive array of artists on multiple stages. SiriusXM Outlaw Country listeners can hear a two-hour special featuring highlight performances from Margo Price, Parker Millsap, Valerie June, Brent Cobb, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lily Meola, as well as Willie’s sons Lukas with Promise of the Real, and Micah with Insects Vs. Robots, plus a guest spot from Billy Joe Shaver with his old compadre on “Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me.”

Willie’s exclusive SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse channel will also air a one-hour “Luck Reunion” special, featuring his complete set, along with an exclusive backroom conversation with host Dallas Wayne.

Recorded at Willie’s Luck World Headquarters clubhouse, additional “artist roundtables” were hosted by Texas hill-country hero Ray Wylie Hubbard, who teamed with Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Brent Cobb, Valerie June and Paul Thorn, and SiriusXM “Loon in the Afternoon” Mojo Nixon, joined by Margo Price, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Paul Cauthen and Parker Millsap.

Luck Reunion on SiriusXM Outlaw Country (Ch. 60)

Sunday 4/2  at 10 am ET
Monday 4/3 at 2 am & 2 pm ET
Weds 4/5 at 12 am & 10 pm ET
Friday 4/7 at 8 pm ET
Saturday 4/8 at 8 am ET
Sunday 4/9 at 12 pm ET

Luck Reunion on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59)

Friday 4/7 at 6 pm ET
Saturday 4/8 at 2 pm ET
Sunday 4/9 at 8 pm ET

Sirius/XM offers  free 30-day trial, check out http://www.siriusxm.com/freetrial/blog

See more great photos:

Willie Nelson, Billy English, Trigger #LuckReunion

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

I love this picture so much, I had to look at it again.  Thanks, Janis Tillerson.

Willie Nelson & Family #LuckReunion

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Thanks, Janis from Texas, for your great photos from the Luck Reunion, like this one.

Lukas Nelson #LuckReunion 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Billy and Paul English

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Willie and Lukas Nelson, Luck Reunion 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

photos:  Gary Wilson

 

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Lukas and Micah Nelson, in Luck

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Luck, Texas

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Luck Reunion 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

story and photo:  Geoffrey Hines

www.pastemagazine.com

For this series, we’ll be following Paste’s own Curmudgeon, Geoffrey Himes, as he sets out on a massive road trip across the South, exploring musical landmarks, traditions and history along the way. Tenth stop: Spicewood, Texas.

Willie Nelson  turns 84 next month. Having wrestled with pneumonia and emphysema in recent years, mortality seems to be on his mind. But in typical fashion, Nelson refuses to dodge the topic; instead he faces it down with two of the funniest songs he’s written in recent years.

He sang them both at the fifth annual Luck Reunion, a music festival held on Nelson’s ranch in Spicewood, Texas, 45 minutes northwest of Austin, near the Pedernales River. The event is always scheduled during South by Southwest to take advantage of all the talent that’s in Central Texas that week, and the ranch’s pastoral surroundings provide a welcome respite from SXSW and the mobs on Sixth Street.

Nelson bought the ranch with the money from his first few platinum albums, and when he decided to turn one of those records, 1975’s Red Headed Stranger, into the 1986 movie of the same name, he built the sets for an Old West town right there on his spread. Nelson left the buildings—a chapel, a town hall, a saloon/hotel and a barn—standing and called it Luck, Texas, a fictional 1880 town seemingly preserved in a time capsule.

The newer song Nelson played that day is called “I Woke Up Still Not Dead Again Today,” a jaunty response to “the internet” that “said I had passed away.” His profile shining in the overhead lights, he delivered the lines not with anger nor with a laugh, but in the same deadpan that he brings to every song: “Up and down the road / making music as I go / they say this pace would kill a normal man / I’ve never been accused of being normal anyway / and I woke up still not dead again today.”

If the pace should ever kill him, though, Nelson has already made his funeral arrangements, and he announced them in the form of another song. “Roll me up and smoke me when I die,” he sang, with his two sons, Lukas and Micah, close enough to memorize the instructions. “Call my friends and tell ‘em / ‘There’s a party, come on by.’ / Roll me up and smoke me when I die.”

These were two of the last four songs of a long day at the ranch; they bracketed a medley of two other end-of-life hymns: the more traditional “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.” As funny as the two original songs were, they also a brave declaration that the singer would not live his life any less fully than he ever had just because illnesses and advancing age were stalking him. He seemed to be heeding the poet Dylan Thomas’s advice: “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Nelson’s phrasing is still superb and his willingness to climb out on a limb during a jazzy acoustic-guitar solo is still a wonder to behold.

And his continuing interest in new music was reflected in the smart programming for the four-stage festival. Rather than relying too heavily on his old peers, Nelson and his cohorts booked some of the brightest young talents in Americana: Valerie June, Margo Price, Parker Millsap, Conor Oberst and Aaron Lee Tasjan.

Read entire article here.