Archive for the ‘Micah Nelson’ Category

Willie Nelson & Family at the Fillmore

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Thanks to Mary Jane Lane for great photo from last night’s show at the Fillmore, in San Francisco.

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.

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Micah Nelson and Insects vs Robots at the Filmore (May 2, 2017)

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

#insectsvsrobots @ #thefillmore #sanfrancisco #tuesday #night is made for #dancing

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Happy Birthday, Micah Nelson

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


photos:  Janis Tillerson

Janis Tillerson took this photo, in Luck, Texas

Micah and his big brother, at Red Rocks.


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.




Happy FourTwenty

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

From a couple years back . #happy420 from the Nelsons !

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Willie Nelson’s 4th of July PIcnic Concert in Austin 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Tickets for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic are open to the public starting at 10 a.m. on April 21. It’s the third year for the annual event to be held at the Circuit of the Americas and the 44th edition of the picnic overall.

This year’s all-day event features performances from artists on two stages, including Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep At The Wheel, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Insects vs. Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band, Folk Uke.

Tickets are priced at $89.50 for the GA Pit Section and Reserved Seat Section in front of the stage. Reserved bowl tickets are $69.50-$89.50 and $39.50 for H-E-B General Admission Lawn. There are also a limited number of special VIP packages available for sale including the “Outlaw” hospitality package for $350, the “Trigger” package for $450, and “Shotgun” hospitality for $550.

All tickets will be available at,, all Ticketmaster outlets throughout Texas, or they can be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Standard parking lots at Circuit of The Americas open at 10 a.m. and gates to the Austin360 Amphitheater will open at 11:00 a.m. Standard Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Premium Parking, Bus Parking, RV Parking, as well as campsites are also available for purchase at the time tickets are purchased.

Live Nation, C3 Presents and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are proud to announce the return of Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Circuit of The Americas. The legendary Willie Nelson plays host to one of America’s most celebrated festivals, and the 4th of July Picnic returns to COTA for the third year. Joining Willie at this year’s party is a star-studded cavalcade of his friends.

Ticket and pre-sale information here.  

New Album from Micah Nelson, “Particle Kid” available April 28th

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

“The Ocean” is the brand new track from the upcoming self-titled album by PARTICLE KID

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

Available 4.28.2017

If you are lucky enough to live near Venice Beach, CA, Particle Kid (solo acoustic) will perform at the Town House, with special guests Paul Bushnell and Jake Bloch. Show at 9:15.

Willie Nelson announces he will release album with sons Micah and Lukas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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by:  Lorie Liebig

Willie Nelson is releasing a new album later this month, but he already has a whole new project in the can.

During a special interview for SiriusXM in support of his upcoming record God’s Problem Child, Nelson revealed he’s recorded an album with his sons Lukas and Mikah. There’s currently no other details on the project, but it once again shows that Nelson has no plans of slowing down.

Earlier this year, fans were worried about the country legend after he cancelled multiple dates due to unknown health problems. During his April 4 interview alongside producer Buddy Cannon in Nashville, he was clearly in good spirits.

A group of lucky SiriusXM subscribers had the opportunity to hear Nelson chat along with a sampling of new songs from God’s Problem Child, due out April 28. He spent time reminiscing on his early days in Nashville, throwing back beers in Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

He explained that the beloved bar was the place Patsy Cline’s husband, Charlie Dick, first heard a demo of “Crazy” playing in their jukebox. A short time later, Dick drove a somewhat intoxicated Nelson over to their house. Although Willie refused to come inside, Dick played the demo for Cline, who immediately fell in love with it.

Stories like these, along with his description of a night where he decided to lay in the middle of Broadway just for laughs, showed off Nelson’s eternal sense of humor. And although there were plenty of lighthearted moments, Nelson became more serious when discussing the passing of his close friend and collaborator, Merle Haggard. He kept his comments brief, but noted his immediate connection with “He Won’t Ever Be Gone,” a track that penned in honor of Haggard on the day he passed.

Nelson is in town to honor Haggard with a performance at a star-studded tribute concert to be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tomorrow, April 6. The event will mark the one year anniversary of Haggard’s passing.

Look out for Nelson’s interview to air on his SiriusXM channel Willie’s Roadhouse later this month. We here at Wide Open Country will also keep you posted on details of his new project as they happen.

Luck Reunion Tee-Shirts, with original Micah Nelson artwork

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Micah Nelson designed this Luck Reunion Tee.   It’s printed on a soft, vintage inspired ringspun cotton/poly tee. It and other items are now available in the Luck General Store . We will be adding more soon – take a look! Thanks to our friends at @seenmerch for gearing up the #luckfamily

Get your Micah Nelson original shirt here.  

Also available as tank shirts.  Lots more cool Luck reunion products at their store.

Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson #LuckReunion

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Micah and Lukas Nelson were interviewed during the day at the Luck Reunion.  The performances were filmed, too, but I don’t know when or if we’ll get to see anything.

Willie Nelson, family and friends at Luck Reunion 2017

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Always a highlight, when Willie Nelson invites other artists on stage at the end of his shows, to join him in a few songs, and a gospel set.  It is fun to see how excited all the artists are, to get to come on stage and sing with Willie Nelson.


Willie Nelson and his sons, at the Luck Reunion (March 16, 2017)

Friday, March 17th, 2017



Willie Nelson Interview (Sheer Intelligence) (part 1)

Friday, January 20th, 2017

    Willie Nelson and his son Micah, with Truthdig Editor in Chief Bob Scheer, center, at Nelson’s home in Hawaii. (Annie Nelson)

In part one of a two-part conversation at his home in Hawaii, broadcast on KCRW’s “Scheer Intelligence,” American musician Willie Nelson tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer that his upbringing during the Depression was an ideal childhood.

Nelson recently released his autobiography, “It’s a Long Story”, about his “bare bones” childhood with his grandparents in Abbott, Texas, his trouble with the law and his bumpy path to success as an artist. Speaking with Scheer, he describes the influence of the church on his music and experience, a run-in with the IRS in the early 1990s that he considers positive, and his well-known appreciation for marijuana.

— by Alexander Reed Kelly


Mickey Raphael, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson at Granada Theater (Dallas)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Thanks to Jenny Begley Bransford for sharing her photos from the Willie Nelson & Family show at the Granada Theater in Dallas.   

“The great and talented Mickey Raphael. I had the honor of seeing him with Willie Nelson & Family at Granada Theater in Dallas a couple of weeks ago. Front row captures…so blessed.”


Red Rocks 2010

Stoke the Fire, Willie Nelson and sons, from John Varvatos

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016