Archive for the ‘Micah Nelson’ Category

Willie Nelson and his sons

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Lukas, Willie and Micah Nelson

Micah Nelson talks about new album

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Micah Nelson / Particle Kid Tape Release Party Tonight in LA (Sept 5th)

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Follow the Particle Kid on Facebook 

Tape Release Party
Live Performance

3436 N. Figueroa
Los Angeles
6 – 9


New Micah Nelson Particle Kid Album!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

New Album, New Tour Schedule from Micah Nelson, The Particle Kid

Sunday, August 27th, 2017



EVERYTHING IS BULLSHIT arrives on CD and digital download on Friday, September 1; an exclusive cassette edition will be also be available from Gnar Tapes.

Upcoming Live Dates Include New York City Solo Residence at The Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel, Home of Sleep No More  

Full Band Performances Backed by Promise of the Real

Featured on Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2017


Sept 3 – Ham & Eggs Tavern – Los Angeles, CA (with Sunny War)

Sept 5 – Gnarburger – Los Angeles, CA

Sept 8 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ *

Sept 9 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Jones Beach, NY *

Sept 10 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA *

Sept 11 – Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel, Home of Sleep No More – New York, NY

Sept 12 – Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel, Home of Sleep No More – New York, NY

Sept 14 – The Union – Athens, OH

Sept 15 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH *

Sept 16 – Farm Aid at KeyBank Pavillion (with Insects vs Robots) – Hanover Township, PA

Sept 17 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ *

Sept 18 – Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel, Home of Sleep No More – New York, NY

Sept 19 – Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel, Home of Sleep No More – New York, NY


* Performing @ The Outlaw Music Festival (backed by Promise of the Real)

New Micah Nelson/ Particle Kid Album Available, “Everything is BullShit”

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Micah Nelson has released a new Particle Kid album, and it is available for pre-order now. It is available on cd, cassette tape or digital download.


His website is really cool, too.

The legendary Ford reviewed Micah’s album:

Legendary American poet Michael C. Ford reviews “Particle Kid” LP

I am honored to be recognized by a legendary American poet, Michael C. Ford.

A legendary voice on the LA poetry scene, MICHAEL C FORD has produced a steady stream of print and recorded product since 1970.

His debut spoken word vinyl {on SST} LANGUAGE COMMANDO earned a Grammy nomination in 1986.

His book of Selected Poems entitled EMERGENCY EXITS was honored by a 1998 Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Michael’s New record: MICHAEL C FORD – LOOK EACH OTHER IN THE EARS, featuring The Doors members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore can be found at

He had some very nice things to say about my record…thank you, Michael!

“Totally groove with the Particle guy product and
getting a real authentic, original vibe from his take
on American Contemporary melodic sculpture.
I particularly worship what he’s projecting on
Forever Friend and Slips Away. These are smash hits
on the jukebox in my brain.
I remember Harlan (Steinberger) playing some roughs for me a while
ago and it’s a great pleasure for me to, now, listen to
the finished music document by this luminous talent.”

-Michael C Ford

Micah Nelson / Particle Kid Live on KXTU 88.9FM

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Playing at @timewarprecordsusa and on the air at @kxlu at 6pm!!
Also streaming on as well as here on @particlekid instagram LIVE ?????

Farm Aid 2017 Line-Up

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Another stellar lineup of artists will perform at Farm Aid 2017 on September 16 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Learn more about the lineup for this fundraising concert to benefit family farmers in the United States here: 

Neil Young

John Mellencamp

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds

Jack White

Jamey Johnson

Sheryl Crow

Blackberry Smoke

Avett Brothers

Insects vs Robots

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Valerie June

Micah Nelson, “Particle Kid” — new website, new album, more great music

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Micah Nelson/ Particle Kid has a new website, and a new album. Sign up for his newsletter at his site, to keep up on his art and musical creations.

His new album is out now, and available from his website.

Micah is also on Facebook and Twitter @jacmnelson3    

See Micah Nelson Particle Kid in Toledo tonight

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Micah Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, plays tonight
by:  Geoff Burns

An overcast afternoon in the Glass City finds musician Micah Nelson arriving to Toledo after driving more than three hours from Cincinnati.

“We just basically drove across Ohio today,” he said Thursday afternoon. “I’ve never played in Toledo before, at least not solo or with any of my projects. I might have played with my dad sometime down the road, but this is my first actual show here.”

Micah, son of iconic American superstar Willie Nelson, brings his experimental folk pop rock solo project Particle Kid Thursday night at the Ottawa Tavern, 1817 Adams St. in Toledo.

The 27-year-old musician found himself interested in film making and wanting to be a director at a young age, until he started experimenting with synthesizers and guitars.

“Anything that was around I wanted to explore and experiment with it,” he said. “I’ve always been curious about everything.”

Eventually he decided to pursue music.

Growing up in a family of musicians, it wasn’t until Micah was introduced to Beck and The Flaming Lips that his interest in writing and performing it himself was piqued. That inspiration continued into film soundtracks such as those composed by Danny Elfman and James Newton Howard, as well as punk rock bands like The Stooges and Weezer. The list goes on.

“All different influences over time helped push me in the direction of feeling like I could write my own songs,” he said. “I think every genre of music has something in it that is authentic and has resonated with me enough to bring something of that into what I’m doing.”

When he’s not spending his time on other projects, like his experimental band Insects Vs. Robots, or playing next to his brother, Lukas, in the band Promise of the Real, Micah focuses on his solo performances as the Particle Kid.

Originally created on an acoustic guitar, Nelson released a self-titled album in April, which blends folk, rock, pop, punk and jazz. He plans to perform a stripped-down solo acoustic set of the album Thursday in Toledo.

Constant lyrical references to dreaming and the ocean permeate the album.

“I realized there was this underlying theme of I was singing to something or someone,” he said. “It’s hard to say if it’s a romantic person, a girl or something, or if it’s the universe, the cosmos’ existence itself. A lot of those themes involve natural elements. There wasn’t any sort of deliberate conscious effort to have an interconnected theme with anything. Most of these songs are coming from a pretty subconscious place where there’s little rationality involved until it’s pieced together into an arrangement.”

Nelson said he’s drawn inspiration from various musicians throughout his life, speaking highly of Neil Young several times during the 35-minute phone call.

“My family is musicians, and experiencing all different kinds of music and the essence of what that music is has given me these different musical personas that I try to channel these different things into Particle Kid,” he told The Blade. “Because I’ve been able to experience these different music cultures and see how they’re interconnected has allowed me to have this pallet to draw from with whatever project I’m involved in.”

Then there’s his dad’s influence.

He said his father has always been encouraging and supportive of his work.

“I think he’s proud of me for doing it my way because he always did it his way,” he said.

In fact, it was his father who came up with the name, “Particle Kid,” when Micah was 15 years old after he returned home from a trip.

He laughs as he remembers the story.

“I was playing Mario Kart 64 and he comes in [from his room] and I could smell him when he walked in,” he said. “He was so stoned and reeked so much and I turned around and he had this big grin on his face and his eyes were all red and squinty. He was all like, ‘Welcome home, Particle Kid,’ and just walked out. I thought it was the funniest thing ever, I had no idea what he was talking about.

“Years later I asked him [about it] and he said he remembers he wanted to say, ‘Welcome home, Prodigal Son,’ but he was so stoned that it came out as Particle Kid. It just sort of stuck.”

Ultimately, the younger Nelson said, he inherited his passion for music from his father.

“Just being a fearless artist and expressing yourself and doing it in a way that connects with people and makes people feel something is an achievement,” he said. “It’s something [my father] really mastered. We’ve really gotten closer because of it and I’m happy for that.”

Tickets cost $10 at the door. Special guests include Ben Stalets, Jake Pavlica, and A.S. Coomer. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Contact Geoff Burns at or 419-724-6054.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, the gospel set

Friday, July 7th, 2017

It’s always exciting when Willie Nelson invites family and friends back on stage at the end of his show to sing gospel songs.  Thanks, Janis from Texas for sharing the moment with your pictures.  Looks like fun!


Micah Nelson Particle Kid on tour

Friday, July 7th, 2017

New PARTICLE KID tour dates added:

(Solo acoustic) ?

7/13 – Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern

7/14 – Columbus, OH @ Lost Weekend Records (in-store performance)

7/14 – Columbus, OH @ Dick’s Den

7/15 – Rochester, NY @ Abilene Bar and Lounge

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Micah Nelson, Particle Kid on Tour

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

on tour ??Performing with @insectsvsrobots :
July 4 – Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic – Austin 360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX

On the Outlaw Music Festival with @promiseofthereal :
July 6 – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Outlaw Music Festival – Rogers, AR
July 8 – Joe Luis Arena, Outlaw Music Festival – Detroit, MI
July 9 – Summerfest, Outlaw Music Festival – Milwaukee, WI
July 16 – Lakeview Amphitheater, Outlaw Music Festival – Syracuse, NY (solo acoustic set)
Sept 8 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmes’s, NJ
Sept 9 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Jones Beach, NY
Sept 10 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
Sept 15 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
Sept 16 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

(More shows TBA)


Celebrate Father’s Day with Willie Nelson & Friends, on Sirius/XM Radio

Friday, June 16th, 2017
SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse

Celebrate Father’s Day with a flashback broadcast of Willie Nelson & Family, featuring his sons Lukas and Micah (and special guest Billy Joe Shaver), recorded live at the recent Luck Reunion in Luck, Texas — along with special messages from daughters Paula and Amy Nelson — airing Sunday 6/18 at 3 pm & 8 pm ET exclusively on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, Channel 59. Photo courtesy of Janis Tillerson.

Micah Nelson, “Particle Kid”, “Forever Friend” from new album

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Forever Friend” is a brand new track from the self-titled album by PARTICLE KID

“PARTICLE KID” LP from Hen House Studios Records and Org Music.