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“Happy Freaking Holidays People…however/whomever you celebrate!”

Monday, December 18th, 2017

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“Happy Freaking Holidays People…however/whomever you celebrate!” — Annie Nelson

 

 

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Willie Nelson & Sons for John Varvotos

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

 

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by:  Rachel Haas

Fresh off a pretty cool 80th birthday  celebration, country star Willie Nelson shows off his stylish side in some sleek black-and-white photos for John Varvatos’ Fall 2013 campaign.

The music legend poses beside his sons—Lukas Nelson, 24, and Micah Nelson, 23—in a Danny Clinch-snapped shot, while Willie is also featured solo in two portraits. No stranger to the advertising world, Nelson has also lent his voice to a Chipotle ad (covering Coldplay’s tearjerker “The Scientist”) as well as taking part in a commercial with Ryan Adams for Gap.


 

Happy Holidays from Willie Nelson and his family

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, “Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On”

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Willie and the Boys

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

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The best it gets right here .. back home with Micah and Dad .. check out our new record “Willie and the Boys” .. #mauichristmas

Neil Young with Promise of the Real New Album Release — “The Visitor” (Dec 1, 2017)

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Willie Nelson and sons at Maui Songwriters Festival

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Willie Nelson, “The music still matters most”

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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by:  T. Patterson

Willie Nelson likely celebrated Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, along with tasty goodies and some great tunes. The difference for 84-year-old, Willie Nelson, is that all the best of his family festivities take place on his tour bus, Honeysuckle Rose.  Music has always been a family affair for the Nelson clan, for blood relations and those bonded by history. Most of his band members have been onstage with Nelson for 40+ years, and older sister, Bobbie still plays piano with the band. Music has truly always been “in the blood” for Willie Nelson, sons, Lukas and Micah, and daughters, Paula and Amy.

Al Roker climbed aboard the bus for a visit with Willie Nelson as a Thanksgiving treat, and there are many musical dishes cranking in the works for all the Nelson clan.

New albums are out from Lukas and Micah, each inspired by his own muse and direction. A Frank Sinatra homage is in progress, and no one plans on parking the bus anytime soon

The music still matters most

Willie Nelson was being interviewed as part of the “Living Legends” series, and while the artist humbly accepts his honors, across several genres of music, for his lifetime of contribution to that art, he approaches music with the same freshness of his boyhood. He recalls writing songs “since I could string two words together,” and the joy of creating songs that join people together with a memorable refrain that “hits in the soul,” still produces the same euphoria as it did when Willie’s braids had darker red hues.

The weather broadcaster so famous for detailing climate “in your neck of the woods” stepped out from a smoke-filled tour bus in braids to join Matt Lauer as Dolly Parton, and other “country greats” portrayed by the morning show team. Let’s just say that while Al deserves an “A” for effort, he doesn’t wear the braids nearly as stylishly as the “Red Headed Stranger.” Even twining hair is part of the tradition that the songwriter grew up with as a child, braiding his grandmother’s hair with his sister. No wonder Roker is “jealous” of the long locks.

Last month, Willie Nelson and his sons released “#Willie Nelson and the Boys: Willie’s Stash.” The kindred collaboration features songs that the groundbreaking dad played for his sons growing up. Songs by Hank Cochran, Hank Snow, Hank Williams, and Hank Locklin all take their place, along with standards Willie has covered before, like “Stardust.” Willie insists that “they get a kick out of it,” when describing his sons’ response to playing the old songs.

The legacy also gives both talented artists a sonic foundation from which to build.

Old songs and new fans

Willie Nelson declares that every time he and his sons play an older, respected song, a new fan is won over to great music. Playing classics doesn’t stop either son from forging his own path ahead. Micah Nelson pursues psychedelic folk with Insects vs. Robots and Particle Kid, and he just released a new album. Lukas Nelson and “Promise of the Real” just released their first album on Fantasy Records and have an upcoming showcase on CBS.

Micah emblemized his dad’s “Red Headed Stranger” as an ultimate “punk record,” because it broke all the boundaries of country music which, at the time, was filled with sparkling rhinestone costumes and blatant overproduction. He tells us that his father was “fearlessly doing his own thing,” against the grain in every sense, and he sees fearlessly following his own artistic path as the best way to honor “my dad’s legacy.” Willie Nelson has another legacy project of his own to his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, fully underway.

Lukas Nelson said he never imagined anything but music as his life path, calling his father a constant “inspiration.” The progeny always assumed, “if my dad can do it, I can do it. It’s in my blood.” That family heritage is only part of the creative energy that has cultivated a loyal following for Lukas and his band. His passion and talents in writing and performing are palpable from any stage, his own or with the clan.

Willie owns up to not being there for much of his children’s childhood, because being in the business of country music, and being on the road, always called. No one in the family is wasting time on regrets since there’s so much good lasting music, and loving memories to be made now. “I’ve made a thousand mistakes,” the artist admits, but he is not sure he would change one. Every step and misstep of life is part of coming to the present.

The past and the present merge to a future for Willie Nelson and his next generation. He playfully jokes “He wouldn’t listen,” to whatever advice the elder Nelson could give to the one at 24. He and the boys only know that they have another show booked down the road.

“Would like 3 more volumes” — Willie and the Boys

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, “Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On”

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

1. Move It On Over (Williams)
2. Mind Your Own Business (Williams)
3. Healing Hands Of Time (Nelson)
4. Can I Sleep In Your Arms (Cochran)
5. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Locklin)
6. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Williams)
7. I’m Movin’ On (Snow)
8. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Williams)
9. My Tears Fall (Miller)
10. Cold, Cold Heart (Williams)
11. Mansion On The Hill (Williams and Rose)
12. Why Don’t You Love Me (Williams)

New music from Austin Artists, Willie Nelson and the Boys

Monday, November 6th, 2017

1. Move It On Over (Williams)
2. Mind Your Own Business (Williams)
3. Healing Hands Of Time (Nelson)
4. Can I Sleep In Your Arms (Cochran)
5. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Locklin)
6. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Williams)
7. I’m Movin’ On (Snow)
8. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Williams)
9. My Tears Fall (Miller)
10. Cold, Cold Heart (Williams)
11. Mansion On The Hill (Williams and Rose)
12. Why Don’t You Love Me (Williams)

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by:  Peter Blackstock

Autumn has brought the usual onslaught of new releases from Austin musical artists, both high-profile and under-the-radar. Here’s a look at some of our favorites so far.

Willie, Lukas & Micah Nelson, “Willie and the Boys: Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2” (Legacy). The first volume in this loosely structured “Willie’s Stash” series of archival recordings, 2014’s “December Day,” featured siblings Willie & Bobbie Nelson on songs that placed Bobbie’s piano playing front-and-center with Willie’s singing. Now comes another family affair, as Willie’s youngest sons Lukas and Micah join him for a dozen tracks that emphasize their vocal interplay.

Initially recorded at Pedernales Recording Studio in Spicewood as part of the sessions for Willie’s 2011 “Heroes” album with producer Buddy Cannon, these tracks featured a cast of Austin and Nashville musicians backing Willie and Lukas, with Micah’s vocals added later. All three of them are fine singers; if Willie remains the most distinctive, Lukas isn’t far off, often sounding eerily like a younger version of his father. Micah’s voice is slightly less twangy and more plainspoken, but pleasant and effective in its own way.

When they join in three-part harmony, there’s the kind of natural magic that has long been ingrained in classic country music history, dating back to the Carter Family and beyond. It’s fitting, then, that almost all the material here is decades old, coming mostly from the pens of four Hanks: Williams, Cochran, Locklin and Snow.

They might sound best of all on “Healing Hands of Time,” the lone Willie original in the batch. As the lead vocal passes from Willie to Lukas to Micah, it’s as if those hands of time are being passed into the future, more than a half-century after the song was written. Live in Austin: Willie Nelson & Family, along with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, play Dec. 29-31 at ACL Live

photo:  Greg Giannukos

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Willie Nelson with his sons

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

 

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by:  Jeremy Burchard

When it comes to Willie Nelson‘s sons Micah and Lukas, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. You can see the proof in this new video of the three singing one of Nelson’s most iconic hits, “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.”

In a new Facebook video, Lukas Nelson shares a personal story with his brother and father about the tune. “The first song that you taught me dad, when I was a kid, was ‘Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain,’ Lukas says. “Was it really?” Willie replies.

Sure enough, it’s how Lukas learned the “E” chord.

“I remember asking you what you wanted for your birthday,” Lukas says. “I was like 10 or 11. You were like, ‘You know what would make me happy? Is if you learned to play guitar.’”

“And I took that to heart,” Lukas says. That night, Willie taught him “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.” To make things even a little cooler, a woman named Elaina Rose commented on the video with another story. “This is such a special song for me,” Rose commented. “My great grandfather Fred Rose wrote this song in 1944. It was first recorded by his business partner, Roy Acuff in 1945 but didn’t become a hit until Willie. Lovely to hear this morning. Thanks guys!”

Willie Nelson released his version of the song in 1975 on the album Red Headed Stranger. Since then, it became one of country’s classic songs. It even landed on Rolling Stones‘ list of the 500 greatest songs of all time at No. 302.

Nelson is currently promoting an album called Willie And The Boys: Willie’s Stash No. 2, which features Nelson and his sons singing 12 classic tunes. Nelson also often tours with his kids when they’re available to join, making music truly a family affair.

Micah Nelson shares story about playing with his dad

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Micah shares a story about playing on stage with his dad.

‘Willie and The Boys’ is available now!
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Here is track listing for Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2):

1. Move It On Over (Williams)
2. Mind Your Own Business (Williams)
3. Healing Hands Of Time (Nelson)
4. Can I Sleep In Your Arms (Cochran)
5. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Locklin)
6. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Williams)
7. I’m Movin’ On (Snow)
8. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Williams)
9. My Tears Fall (Miller)
10. Cold, Cold Heart (Williams)
11. Mansion On The Hill (Williams and Rose)
12. Why Don’t You Love Me (Williams)