Archive for the ‘Micah Nelson’ Category

Willie’s Remedy

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

FInd out where you can get yours at www.williesremedy.com.

MicahandWillie.com

Friday, August 7th, 2020

www.Michahandwillie.com

Micah Nelson’s artwork is featured for sale on his website: www.MicahandWillie.

“Smoke Me When I Die” by Micah Nelson Edition of 250 signed and numbered prints, hand-signed by Micah Nelson and Willie Nelson, 2015. Four-color silkscreen on warm white Rising Stonehenge deckle-edge paper, 22 x 30 inches. Price: $500.00

Willie Nelson & Family

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Happy Father’s Day, Willie Nelson

Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Willie’s Remedy

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

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Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, “Just Breathe”

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Just Outside of Austin

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Happy birthday, Micah Nelson

Saturday, April 25th, 2020
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photos: Janis Tillerson

Janis Tillerson took this photo, in Luck, Texas

Micah and his big brother, at Red Rocks.

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Texas Music

November 2014

Micah Nelson: When It Comes to Willie Nelson’s Youngest Son, expect the unexpected
by Steve Uhler

Micah Nelson has been screwing with everyone’s expectations since before he was even born.

His dad originally wanted to name him Jake — a “cowboy name” — but the still-gestating prodigy had other ideas. “Apparently, when my mother was pregnant with me, she had a dream in which I came to her and said, “Hey, listen. I’m gonna be showing up soon, so I want to let you know ahead of time. My name is Micah. You can call me whatever you want, but that’s my name. Micah. OK, great — see you soon.” Then she woke up and turned to my dad and said, ‘Hey, uh… so his name is Micah, apparently.”

“That wasn’t enough convincing, however. “They settled on Jacob, Jake for short,” he continues. “But then I showed up and said my name is Micah. Only doctors and cops and people at the DMV call me Jacob.”

Anyone expecting Willie Nelson’s youngest son to reflect the spitting image of his iconic father is likely to be simultaneously disappointed and amazed. Flying in the face of preconceptions — ore -re-anything — is a lifelong motif for the 24-year-old musician. his music is as similar to his dad’s as John Cage is to Johnny Cash. Same canvas, wildly different colors. “Micah has never followed the herd in anything he odes,” says his older brother, Lukas. “To follow any formula would limit him, which he knows. He’s as unique as he is creative.”

Even as a toddler, Nelson was messing with people’s heads. “I started playing harmonica in my dad’s band when I was about three,” he recalls. “I thought I was just getting harmonica lessons. I was oblivious to the thousands of people watching. My Aunt Robyn asked me if I was nervous in front of all those people? I said, “If I don’t see them, they can’t see me.’ Eventually I got pretty decent at the harmonica, and my dad would throw me the nod to take a solo or two.”

Like his iconoclastic father, Nelson does things his own way — and he does a lot of things. In addition to being a full-time musician, both with his band, Insects vs Robots, and as a solo artist, he’s an accomplished painter, photographer, filmmaker and animator. Imagine H.R. Giger channeling John Audobon at a seance with David Lynch, and you’ll get some idea of Nelson’s vision.

As a musician, he eschews the formulaic and polished in favor of the ragged, unformed and spontaneous. As such a conduit as a creator, Nelson conjures “found sounds” into complex musical works of astonishing depth, imagery and surprising humor. An intuitive sonic forager, he finds inspiration in serendipitous places: the rhythm drip of a leaky faucet, the arthritic, groan of an old rocking chair, the distant howl of hungry coyotes in the night. “When I was in high school, every morning on Maui I’d wake up to the most psychedelic bird calls right outside my window,” he recalls. “the weirdest riffs. A human couldn’t write those melodies. I had a growing suspicion that all birds were just musical robots flying around with little tape decks built into them with old warped tapes that would loop the strangest, tweekiest sounds.”

So do inanimate objects, “I know a guy named Lewellyn with an old creaky rusty cat,” he continues. “Every time he opens his door it sings the strangest creaky melodies. I”ve ripped his car’s riffs off countless times. Sometimes I see music as this mysterious forest to be explored. Or like archeaology. You never know what treasures and artifacts you might find, but you can’t know unless you start digging.”

Nelson meticulously builds layers of tracks, weaving a tapestry of songs that are often otherworldly. Anyone expecting echoes of his dad’s distinctive voice and mainstream op sensibilities will find Nelson’s oeuvre disorienting. It’s a beguiling mash-up of traditional folk, psychedelia and world beat, peppered with guileless vocals, dissonant chordings and shifting time signatures. It’s musical Chaos Theory.

“A lot of popular music is so safe, so predictable, like it was processed in a factory,” he explains. “You can literally go in and buy it at Target next to the Tupperware. Not that there’s anything wrong with that .. except that a lot of it tends to sound like Tupperware. Some folks want ot make a pop hit that sells deodorant and plays every five minutes at Walgreens and gets them a Super Bowl halftime show. I tend to get bored with that intention. It spooks my horse.” Perhaps the closest he’s ever come to a traditional love song is “Mosquito,” his bizarre ode to the pesky insect.

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The amazing Micah Nelson, The Particle Kid

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

This will blow your mind how talented he is.

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson on Stephen Colbert, “Hello Walls”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Three members of the Nelson family, father Willie and brothers Lukas and Micah, come together at a safe social distance for this special At Home performance of “Hello Walls.” Willie Nelson’s new album “First Rose Of Spring” is due out this July.

Micah Nelson, The Particle Kid

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Support your local food bank

Monday, April 13th, 2020

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Micah Nelson the “Particle Kid” begins streaming tour

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Austin, TX) – Just because we are all practicing social distancing and not gathering together in public spaces, it doesn’t stop musician and artist Micah Nelson from bringing live performances to the masses.

Since sheltering-in-place at his home in Austin, TX, Nelson has embarked on a tour of his immediate surrounding areas in an effort to share music through social media.

So far, songs posted on his Instagram and YouTube channel include performances of John Prine’s “Boundless Love,” Neil Young’s “Tell Me Why” (LIVE! from The Bed),  a variation on Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine,” a Syd Barret/Neil Young medley of “Golden Hair” and “When You Dance,” as well as The Carter Family’s “Keep On The Sunny Side,” and an instrumental tribute to Bert Jansch on “Black Mountainside” (the last two both LIVE! from The Bench and featuring his wife, Alex).


He also joined his brother, Lukas, for a duet with keyboard and guitar of The Beatles song “The Inner Light,” as part of The Inner Light Challenge. The challenge, which will help raise more funds, was launched by The Material World Foundation (created by George Harrison) after they donated $500,000 to help those impacted by Covid-19.

On April 11, Nelson will host Farm Aid’s special broadcast,  At Home With Farm Aid. Micah, Lukas, and their father and Farm Aid founding board member Willie Nelson, will host the hour-long event to raise funds and awareness for farmers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in the simulcast on AXS TV and at www.farmaid.org, as well as across the Network’s various social media platforms on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Micah recently took part in Luck Reunion’s streaming marathon music variety show, Til Further Notice. The six-hour virtual concert featured Neil Young, Paul Simon, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, and many more, as well as Micah in a set with Willie and Lukas. Rolling Stone called their family-set “the highlight” for Luck Reunion’s “most emotional year yet – with no-crowd.” The Austin American-Statesman agreed naming their closing performance, which included two Particle Kid songs – “Everything is Bullshit” and “Wheels” – the “Best Musical Moment.”

More streaming performances from Micah’s LIVE! from. . . virtual tour will be posted on his socials in the coming weeks, with more events on various platforms in the works.

Particle Kid – the ingenious musical identity of singer-songwriter, musician, and visual artist Micah Nelson – just released an immersive all-new concert recording. LIVE! UNDERGROUND out via Overseas Artists Recordings (OAR).

LIVE! UNDERGROUND was recorded last December by musician/engineer Bernie Larsen at his Ojai Underground Exchange in Ojai CA, mixed by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon) at his Ventura, CA studio and then “fucked up” by Nelson on his own 4-track cassette machine, before finally being mastered by Bob Rice.

The album sees Particle Kid – that is, Nelson backed by longtime friends Tony Peluso (drums, SPDX, Juno 6) and Aroyn Davis (bass) – putting an expansive, remarkably spontaneous, new spin on songs originally found on what Rolling Stone has hailed as “a series of excellent, deeply adventurous albums,” including such fan favorites as “Radio Flyer,” “Still Going,” and “Everything Is Bullshit.” The striking cover and album art was created by Nelson.

Particle Kid debuted a limited number of physical CD copies of LIVE! UNDERGROUND on his west coast Cosmic Yarn Tour late last month. The band has spent much of the past two years on the road, including an epic 2019 tour alongside The Flaming Lips and The Claypool Lennon Delirium, as well as U.S. and European headline dates, performances at the Outlaw Music Festival, and shows with Willie Nelson, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Tracklisting:

  1. Radio Flyer 
  2. Backwards
  3. Little Fish (Deep Pond) 
  4. Myssus Crow 
  5. Hollyweird
  6. Still Going 
  7. Magic Mirror 
  8. Remaerd
  9. Everything is Bullshit 
  10. Sdrawkcab

LIVE! UNDERGROUND follows Particle Kid’s acclaimed third album, WINDOW ROCK, available now for streaming and download HERE. Described by Nelson as “a journey of minimalism and simplexity,” WINDOW ROCK arrived last summer to critical applause from the likes of Rolling Stone, which praised the album for its “contagious pop hooks with deeply dissonant psychedelia.” WINDOW ROCK “finds Nelson turning his future folk microscope onto the existential crises plaguing our world,” noted Consequence of Sound.

“The results are as intimate in their psychedelic vastness as they are warm in their bedroom tones.” “The music of Particle Kid has tended to champion grit and overdrive,” wrote GLIDE, “and WINDOW ROCK is no different. More expansive and grittier… It’s the sound of a full band projecting outward, dealing with modern pressures and injustices through their instruments; and when they capture this with the purity of the moment, it really works.” Nelson “is an artist that rolls up his sleeves, opens his ribs, and almost entirely drops old and familiar habits in hopes of finding a new northern star,” raved Pop Bollocks.

“Across these nine tracks Particle Kid addresses moral ambiguities, ethical corrosion, and the concerns of cultural life. Tracks like ‘Magic Mirror’ and ‘Stroboscopic Light‘ are explicit descriptions of our limited perception, or heightened awareness of how things appear at certain times in life when trying to reach out and forge connection.” “From the get-go, electronic beats and various bleeps and bloops bleed into unfiltered grunge badassery,” wrote Stomp and Stammer. “In all seriousness, this one resides somewhere in between fun, electronic dance music and caustic noise rock.”

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson host At Home With Farm Aid broadcast (April 11, 2020)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Willie Nelson and sons Lukas and Micah will host a broadcast of At Home with Farm Aid on Saturday, April 11 at 3 pm Mountain Standard Time. The live, hour-long performance will feature Farm Aid Board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthew. The event is a special benefit concert for family farmers impacted by effects of COVID-19.

Farm Aid, the non-profit organization whose mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America and AXS TV, the premier U.S. cable channel for music programming, presents a special broadcast of an intimate performance.

The unique concert captures the quartet as they each tune in from their own homes and studios to deliver an unforgettable night of music that viewers will not want to miss.

At Home With Farm Aid airs as part of AXS TV’s new “@Home And Social” initiative-an ongoing series giving artists a platform to broadcast live performances from their homes and studios directly to their fans, with proceeds supporting those in need as a result of the coronavirus.

Viewers can enjoy the simulcast on AXS TV and at www.farmaid.org, as well as across the Network’s various social media platforms.

For more than three decades, Farm Aid has worked diligently to build a dynamic family farm-centered agricultural system benefiting farms both big and small. Now, with COVID-19 presenting farmers across the country with a new set of challenges to overcome, Farm Aid is responding immediately to invest in farmer-led solutions to the COVID-19 crisis; make emergency grants to farmers and ranchers in need; create comprehensive resources for farmers; connect farmers to legal, financial, and mental health support resources; support local, state, and national farm organizations; and advocate for COVID-19 recovery funds and resources from the federal government for short-term relief and long-term resilience.

To make a donation so that Farm Aid can support and strengthen our farmers, please visitwww.farmaid.org/donate

“The coronavirus has disrupted our entire country and is a grave threat to all of us. One of its many impacts is that it has helped us to better see the value of essential people like healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, delivery truck drivers, and farmers and ranchers,” said Farm Aid president Willie Nelson.

“Farm Aid has worked for 35 years to build a family farm centered agricultural system, and we are here now to support farmers and ranchers in this crisis, without whom we could not eat. The time to build a resilient family farm food system is now!” 

“Farmers have given so much to America,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “With COVID-19 putting the farming industry to the ultimate test, it’s our turn to give back. AXS TV is proud to continue our partnership with Farm Aid to bring our viewers this incredible event, hosted by four of rock, country, and folk’s most influential icons. We hope that it will provide some much-needed entertainment during this time, while also informing people everywhere of the crisis impacting our farmers, the essential services farmers bring us, and what people can do to help.” 

Additionally, viewers can relive powerhouse performances from Nelson, Mellencamp, Young, Matthews  and more when AXS TV presents The Best Of Farm Aid 2019 on Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The two-and-a-half-hour special compiles footage from AXS TV’s live broadcast of the 2019 festival, giving viewers the best seat in the house for hit-packed sets from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsTanya TuckerMargo PriceYola and Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, among others, as well as Bonnie Raitt‘s previously-unaired performance of “Devil Got My Woman”-seen now for the first time on television.

About Farm AidFarm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised nearly $60 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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