Archive for the ‘Micah Nelson’ Category

Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Lukas Nelson @ John Varvatos Stuart House benefit

Thursday, April 17th, 2014


John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit, featuring Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson (4/13/14)

Monday, March 17th, 2014


Online Auction:

New Micah Nelson Music

Sunday, March 9th, 2014


“Hollows”, new music by the talented and creative Particle Kid (a/k/a Micah Nelson), and you can download it in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

released 09 March 2014           
all lyrics written byMicahNelson, all instruments played by Particle Kid (Micah Nelson):  drums/percussion, charango, ocarina, vocals, harmonica, glockenspiel, sub bass


lookin around for peace of ground
where the trees surround it
and the kids are makin up sounds like
birds runnin round the houses
and theres nothin at all from may to fall
‘cept the lunatics in the hall are all screaming lies at each other
and you wonder why you never felt so alive
on the morning of the day that you died
well go ask your brother

let me in
i’ll be your friend
i’ll never change
i’ll spill my brains on you
just don’t be surprised
if there comes a time
that its all a lie
cause i’ve rearranged your truth

the mines on your front lines are never shiny
they’re always so hard to find
and the sparks they make in your heart may be tiny
but they’re explosions in my mind
they sent me scattered grasping for some kind of pattern
to try and make sense of it all
well i hope it never made you feel so flattered
when i was splattered on your wall
she said

let me in
i’ll be your friend
i’ll never change
i’ll spill my brains on you
just don’t be surprised
if there comes a time
that its all a lie
and i’ve rearranged your truth

now we’re lookin around for peace of ground
where the trees surround it
and we’re sure this time cause there are no straight lines
and the place the map told us to go
is not where we found it
all you boys and girls in the hollows of the world
when we let it all go we’ll know and they won’t have to tell us
and if you’ve realized the truth is full of lies
you know it won’t be the last time in this life
just go ask your elders
go ask your elders
go ask your elders
and they’ll say…

released 09 March 2014                
all instruments played by Particle Kid (Micah Nelson):  drums/percussion, charango, ocarina, vocals, harmonica, glockenspiel, sub bass

“Happy Valentine’s Day to all three of my babies” — Annie D’Angelo Nelson

Friday, February 14th, 2014


“Happy Valentine’s Day to all 3 of my babies!!! Very Way Back Valentine’s Day Photo!” — Annie Nelson

[Thank you Annie Nelson, for sharing this precious family photo.]

Vote for Micah Nelson & Insects vs Robots for Best Live Band in LA

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014


We recently put out the call for the best under-the-radar L.A. groups performing live around town, and we heard back from tons of you  -   not surprising considering L.A. is the country’s musical epicenter.

Now, it’s time for second round of voting. Below is a poll that lets you chose among the 67 bands who were nominated. One vote per person, please. We’re watching you!

The ten bands with the most votes will make it to the finals, held in the coming weeks. So vote, and spread the word!

GO HERE TO VOTE.  They are in the top 20, let’s kick them up to the top ten.



Janis and I got to see Micah Nelson and the Insects versus Robots perform three times on our recent adventure:  at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in Fort Worth, at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Back Yard, in Austin, and then as part of the Nickel Circus, at the White House Ranch Gallery, in East Austin.



There were games and challenges and animal balloons, contortionists, and one act I couldn’t watch, that involved drills and nails and it looked painful.



At one point, he jumped down and started twisting his body into shapes, amazing the crowd IVR16IVR15IVR13

The world’s most limber  guitar player ever and Janis from Texas.


Keep up with the band, find out about their shows and new album at their website:

GO HERE TO VOTE.  They are in the top 20, let’s kick them up to the top ten.



J. Micah Nelson Artwork @ Erin Joyce Projects

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

“Where You End I Begin”
by J. Micah Nelson

The artwork of J. Micah Nelson is featured at Erin Joyce Projects.


Erin Joyce is an independent curator, art critic, and scholar of contemporary art. Erin is the editor-in-chief of ULTRA:EXTRA Magazine, an arts and culture writer for Art Wednesday (London), and contributing writer to Hyperallergic (New York).

Erin’s projects include exhibitions throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East/NorthAfrica region. Erin has also served as a consultant for SXSW on the implementation of art during the festival and was the inaugural art editor for Aslan Media Inc., a contributor to Salon, Gnovis Journal, and content writer for the Modern Art Iraq Archive.

As a curator, Erin seeks to bend the notion of how contemporary art is presented and understood. Looking both inside and outside the construct of the museum and gallery as venue for art presentation, Erin seeks to refract art through the prism of the environment and contexts in which it was created.

J. Micah Nelson

J. Micah Nelson comes from a lineage of musical and cultural pioneers, growing up touring with his father Willie Nelson and his brother Lukas Nelson, he has always been surrounded with vibrant and authentic creative spirits. Both a talented visionary artist and iconoclastic musician, he has performed on shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and at events like SXSW, FarmAid, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Neil Young’s Bridge-School Benefit. He has showcased his artwork and music in countless other venues, spanning the creative spectrum. From his involvement in the psych-punk-orchestra Insects vs. Robots, his live performance-painting and multi-instrumental contributions to the band POTR with his brother Lukas, to his cymatic visualizations of dancing water molecules, idiosyncratic charango performance, and singing/songwriting/guitar playing with his neo-psych-folk-rock band Pårticle Kid, Micah is constantly exploring the symbiosis of light/sound/vibration, striving to discover new emotions through various forms of expression, and seeking to touch the outer reaches of the synesthetic experience.


Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, 56th Grammys (1/26/14)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014


Backstage at the 56th Grammys

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Don Was, Merle Haggard,Willie Nelson, Kris Kristoferson, Micah Nelson,

Micah Nelson, Insects vs Robots: New album! on Tour!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014


Insects vs Robots has a new album, available on ITunes, and available to order (in limited quantity) on cassettes and vinyl at their website.  Follow the band on FaceBook, or Twitter.  The band is so advanced they probably have other ways of communicating directly with you from their heads to yours, but I don’t plan on getting that involved.  I am crazy about this band and their music, and continually amazed by the art of J. Micah Nelson. Check his art out at his website, and here’s some chances to see the band; see them when you can. Their shows are greatly entertaining; they are all so talented, in many ways.

Jan. 23, Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice, CA

Feb 24, The Echo (opening for Kera & the Lesbians), Echo Park, CA

March 11, Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice CA

March 13, SXSW Heartbreaker Banquet, Luck, TX

March 25, Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice CA

April 2, The Wiltern (opening for Willie Nelson) , Los Angeles, CA


Photo of black-light banners  created by Micah Nelson for the band Flosstradamus ‘s stage setup.  The stage theme is a grow room.  See more of Micah’s art at his website.

Micah Nelson Photographs and Artwork Gallery/Store

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014


Micah Nelson’s artwork is available to view and purchase at his website:

Check him out


Happy Holidays from the Nelsons to their Tribe (and you know who you are)

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013


Willie Nelson & Family, “Wild Horses”

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

March 15, 2011 (Washington, DC)  The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is honored
to announce the exclusive release of the Rolling Stones classic “Wild Horses”
Performed and produced by the legendary Willie Nelson and his family members.
The Nelson family is donating the proceeds from the sale of the song to AWI.
Willie and his family are long-time supporters of AWI and its efforts to end horse slaughter and preserve the right of wild horses to roam free.

Song Details:

Willie Nelson (lead vocals/lead guitar/co-producer), daughter Paula Nelson (lead vocals), son Lukas Nelson (lead vocals/harmony vocals), daughter Amy Nelson (harmony vocals/co-producer), grandson-in-law Matt Hubbard (vocals/bass/co-producer), son Micah Nelson (vocals/Charango), daughter Susie Nelson (vocals), grandson Anthony Brewster (vocals), granddaughter Rebecca Thomas (vocals), great-grandson Zack Thomas (vocals), granddaughter Martha Jewelle (drums), grandson Nelson Fowler (vocals), grandson Bryan Fowler (vocals), great-grandson Dean Hubbard (vocals), Landis Armstrong (rhythm guitar/ vocals), Waylon Payne (harmony vocals) Mastered by Nick Landis at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Austin, TX, engineered and mixed by Matt Hubbard and released by Folk Uke Records.

Happy Holidays from the Nelson Ohana!

Saturday, December 21st, 2013


Micah, Annie, Willie, Lukas Nelson
at home, on Maui, today

John Varvatos fall campaign featuring Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson

Saturday, December 21st, 2013


Thank you Martha Cassel Bodell for sharing this photo.

Turk Pipkin with “Angels Sing” DVD (available now!)

Thursday, December 12th, 2013


Turk Pipkin  holds the first DVD copy of, “Angels Sing”, which he and wife Christy presented to Willie Nelson in Las Vegas yesterday.    The movie, starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Connie Britton and featuring Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Lyle Lovett, is in out in theaters now, and is now also available on DVD, as well as available for streaming and rental.   A great holiday gift!


The movie, filmed in Austin Area, was based on book, “When Angels Sing”, written by Turk Pipkin.

Learn more about the movie and the incredible soundtrack (with Harry Connick, Jr., Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Marcia Ball and more) at


Purchase your copy now!