Archive for the ‘Merle Haggard’ Category

Willie Nelson, “He Won’t Ever Be Gone”

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Pancho and Lefty”

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow, “Today, I Started Loving Her, Again”

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Merle Haggard at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

 

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photo: Janis Tillerson

It would be incredible enough to get to spend the fourth of July with Willie Nelson and his family, and hear the play music, but he always piles it on and turns it into a magical gathering of great musicians. This year, he invited Merle Haggard to perform, and joined him at the end of his set to perform. These photos are from Merle’s set, taken by Janis.

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photo: Janis Tillerson

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photo: Janis Tillerson

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Thank you, Janis from Texas for your great photos.

“He Won’t Ever Be Gone”, by Willie Nelson

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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1. Little House On The Hill (Lyndel Rhodes)
2. Old Timer (Donnie Fritz / Lenny LeBlanc)
3. True Love (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
4. Delete And Fast Forward (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
5. A Woman’s Love (Mike Reid / Sam Hunter)
6. Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
7. Butterfly (Sonny Throckmorton / Mark Sherrill)
8. Still Not Dead (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
9. God’s Problem Child (Jamey Johnson / Tony Joe White)
10. It Gets Easier (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
11. Lady Luck (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
12. I Made A Mistake (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
13. He Won’t Ever Be Gone (Gary Nicholson)

Willie & Merle (Cow Palace)

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
 

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “The Only Man Wilder Than Me

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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by: Jeff Gage

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard knew a thing or two about catching lightning in a bottle. But when the recording industry was still in its infancy, nearly a century ago, that phrase had a slightly different connotation: In an era that was not only pre-digital but even pre-electrical, musicians only had one chance – roughly three minutes – to record the perfect take. Nelson and Haggard re-create those bygone days in a new clip from the American Epic Sessions documentary, premiering tonight on PBS. (Check local listings.)

American Epic Sessions

How new film traces the evolution of blues, country and more  and reconnects musicians from Nas to Willie Nelson with long-lost recording techniques

American Epic Sessions is the feature-length concert film follow-up to the three-part American Epic documentary, which debuted last month and counts Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford among its executive directors. Last month’s series focused on the history of the recording industry from the 1920s and 1930s, chronicling the work of such legendary performers as the Carter Family, Blind Willie Johnson and Lead Belly.

The new American Epic Sessions goes a step further by re-creating those comparatively rudimentary recording environments and having modern-day stars make one-off recordings on the equipment. Engineer Nicholas Bergh reassembled parts from the 1920s, including a pulley-driven recorder that Charley Patton used, to build a vintage, six-foot tall apparatus with a single microphone and live record-cutting lathe.

The star-studded cast of artists who deliver performances include Elton John, Beck, the Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and Taj Mahal, but Nelson and Haggard’s duet seems particularly well-tailored to the concept. They perform “The Only Man Wilder Than Me,” the Hag’s composition that closed out their 2015 LP Django & Jimmie, and it’s a brittle, haunting song that sounds as old and weathered as the equipment itself.

The fact that Haggard has since died only adds heft to the video, particularly given that the work of many of the artists featured in American Epic went largely unappreciated until decades after their deaths.

American Epic Sessions, directed by Bernard McMahon, Allison McGourty and Duke Erickson, airs tonight on PBS at 8:00 p.m. ET, and in the U.K. Friday night on BBC at 11:00 p.m. A soundtrack to the documentary, titled American Epic: The Sessions, will be released by Columbia on June 9th and in triple-LP, 180-gram vinyl form by Third Man Records on June 16th.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson performing at the Milwaukee Theater. Milwaukee, WI. October 24th, 2015.   Photo by Benjamin Wick.

“He Won’t Ever Be Gone”, by Willie Nelson (from new album, “God’s Problem Child”

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

I love this album.  Every cut.

1. Little House On The Hill (Lyndel Rhodes)
2. Old Timer (Donnie Fritz / Lenny LeBlanc)
3. True Love (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
4. Delete And Fast Forward (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
5. A Woman’s Love (Mike Reid / Sam Hunter)
6. Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
7. Butterfly (Sonny Throckmorton / Mark Sherrill)
8. Still Not Dead (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
9. God’s Problem Child (Jamey Johnson / Tony Joe White)
10. It Gets Easier (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
11. Lady Luck (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
12. I Made A Mistake (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
13. He Won’t Ever Be Gone (Gary Nicholson)

“Music of Merle Haggard” Posters Available

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

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Purchase Poster here for $35.00

The Music Of Merle Haggard poster is the official screen printed & numbered poster that was sold at the all-star concert event “Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard”. There are only 350 posters available (650 of 1,000 posters were sold at the event). The posters are screen printed and numbered. Poster size: 12×22, printed on heavy stock.

Note: There are only 30 (number may be less as sales continue) posters remaining of the 1,000 that were made. Order today before these are sold out, once sold out these will never be available again. Due to the limited quantity available, we are limiting 1 poster per order.

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

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Toby Keith, Willie Nelson Tribute Merle Haggard With ‘Ramblin’ Fever’

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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by: Carrie Horton

Toby Keith and Willie Nelson teamed up to perform an epic cover of Merle Haggard‘s “Rambin’ Fever” at the Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard tribute concert in Nashville on April 6. Click play above to watch the duo perform Haggard’s 1977 hit, and scroll down to check out a special solo performance from Keith.

Originally released as part of Haggard’s 1977 album of the same name, “Ramblin’ Fever” is characterized by the country icon’s signature songwriting, which reads like a story, and his ability to portray bravado and compassion in the same breath. When lyrics such as “If someone said I ever gave a damn, they damn sure told you wrong” combine with the quavering warble of Haggard’s vocals, listeners can’t help but wonder if he really does care more than he lets on.

During Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, Nelson made multiple appearances onstage, performing hits from his and Haggard’s 1983 collaborative record Pancho & Lefty as well as solo-Haggard hits such as “Rambin’ Fever.” Along with his appearance with Keith, Nelson also performed “Pancho and Lefty” with Kenny Chesney and “Reasons to Quit” with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.

Keith also performed more than once during the special concert event, taking the stage a second time for a solo performance of Haggard’s 1971 chart-topper “Carolyn.” Originally released as the second single from his Someday We’ll Look Back album, the song earned Haggard his 11th No. 1 hit and was the perfect tune for Keith to perform in his honor.

Other artists who took the stage to honor Haggard during Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard included Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Chris Janson, Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited the TJ Martell Foundation.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Pancho and Lefty”

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp in Nashville for Merle Haggard #SingMeBackHome

Monday, April 10th, 2017


— Farm Aid (@FarmAid) April 7, 2017

Board Members Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp in Nashville, to celebrate life and music of Merle Haggard.