Archive for the ‘Mickey Raphael’ Category

Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Mickey Raphael on David Letterman

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Mickey Raphael and Brad Wheeler

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

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“Me and Paul”

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

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Jamey Johnson, Mickey Raphael (Farm Aid 2015)

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
 
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Next up on our Farm Aid 2016 artist preview is Jamey Johnson. He’s graced the Farm Aid stage a few times in the past, and we’re excited to have him back this year in Bristow, VA.

Here Jamey performs “In Color” live at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago. Are you excited to see him this year? What songs do you hope make his setlist?

Come see Jamey live this year in Virginia!

Buy tickets now:https://www.farmaid.org/concert/tickets/

Mickey Raphael and Danny Clinch

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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“He never actually said we are friends but i tell everyone we are . Mickey Raphael and i at Bonnaroo 2016 .
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Willie Nelson fans like me and music lovers everywhere are very grateful for Danny Clinch’s photographs.  He released a book of his photographs

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photo: Danny Clinch

On the first time he met Willie Nelson: “It was through [producer] Daniel Lanois. I just happened to be outside when Willie and Emmylou were together for a show, I asked to take a picture, and that was it.” — Danny Clinch

http://www.esquire.com
by: Andy Langer

Danny Clinch is in the trust business. Take two accomplished photographers, give ’em the same equipment, access, and time, and the one who’s established the trust of his subject wins every time. Clinch’s reputation, his X factor, is rooted in a calm temperament, the self-awareness to know it’s about them, not him, and an innate ability to read non-verbal cues. As Springsteen suggests, shooting with Clinch isn’t so much a ballet, but a loose, free-flowing conversation — a collaboration. And if you’re Springsteen — or Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, or Neil Young — at this point, you’re only collaborating with people you trust, people who themselves have something to say. And for folks who don’t love the process, Danny Clinch shoots have a habit of not feeling at all like shoots. He’s notoriously spontaneous. He’ll say, “This’ll work.” Or maybe just, “Let’s go see what’s over there?” Watching him work over the years, I’ve seen it happen again and again: Clinch will get what he needs and the response will be “Man, that didn’t feel like a photo shoot. What a great hang. We’re done already?”

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Danny Clinch’s best images, collected in the new 296-page coffee-table retrospective Danny Clinch: Still Moving (Abrams Books, out September 23), represent the work of a real documentarian. He has a way of putting himself, and by extension us, in the right place at the right time. Still Moving very effectively tells the story of modern music history. But from Willie Nelson to Tupac, Tony Bennett to Beyonce, his best photos don’t just tell a story, but also tell you something you didn’t know about the subject. Mostly the way they look when they’re not “performing,” when they’re relaxed a little, guard at half-mast, or sometimes, all the way down. “Soul” is an overused word, but damned if that’s not what Danny Clinch has made a name documenting. And because of it, many of Danny Clinch’s pictures have become the images you associate with those musicians when you hear their names. Still Moving is full of those images. We asked Clinch to tell us the stories behind ten of them, which you can see exclusively here:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/rock-star-portraits

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“I shot the video for ‘You Don’t Know Me.’ Willie doesn’t mind having his photo taken, he just doesn’t like doing photo shoots. If you’re around with a camera, he doesn’t really have a problem with it. But if he has to stand and pose, he doesn’t love that process. It’s why I suspect I get to photograph him so often. They know I’ll hang around and get it without annoying him. At the shoot, we were on the bus and Willie needed to fix his braids a little. I looked down the corridor of the bus, the hallway, to the back of the bus and saw him sitting in his bedroom fixing his braids. I just slid down there really quickly, got the shot, and backed off. If you look closely, you can see Trigger, his guitar, in the corner. And of course, his reflection. And in the back, there’s this leather kind of doctor’s bag that says Spirit on it. It’s great when you look at a photograph and see a little story. To me, this one does that.” — Danny Clinch

See rest of Esquire article, and more pictures and stories about Bruce Springsteen, Tim and Faith McGraw, Black Keys, Grace Potter, and more:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/rock-star-portraits


To see and purchase this and other photographs by Danny Clinch
http://dannyclinch.shop.musictoday.com

Mickey Raphael Interview on Harmonicast with Bob Kessler

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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Harmonicast Episode 12 – Mickey Raphael

July 2, 2016

Mickey Raphael‘s playing has been an essential element of the music of Willie Nelson and Family for more than 40 years. He’s also performed alongside some of the biggest names in music and has recorded on sessions for many of them. We talk about his open, organic approach to performing with Willie, his ever-expanding influences, his love road biking when he’s on the road, and the new Highwaymen collection he produced.

Willie Nelson & Family, Fourth of July Picnic 2016 (Austin)

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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another Mickey Raphael fan

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Family

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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Willie Nelson, Amos Lee, Mickey Raphael, “El Camino” (Farm Aid 25, Milwaukee, WI) (Oct. 2, 2010)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Amos Lee is performing in Colorado this fall, and it reminded me how much I love this song they recorded together, and performed on stage at Farm Aid. It’s on one of Amos Lee’s albums.

Here’s the studio recording, so beautiful.

Mickey & Muhammad

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

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Instagram photo by Mickey Raphael • Jun 4, 2016

“It was an honor to share one of my favorite things in life with one of the greatest men on earth.”

#muhammadali  #thegreatestharmonicaplayer

Mickey said that he came to many shows when Willie Nelson & Family played in Phoenix.

Willie Nelson and Mickey Raphael

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family at Farm Aid 30 (Chicago)

Monday, June 6th, 2016

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Thanks again to Janis Tillerson for her great photos from Farm Aid.

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Mickey Raphael on Writing

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
  • mickeyraphael on Instagram:

  •  “In a world filled with all kinds of digital communication it’s nice to see the FINE ART OF WRITING making a come back at a Willie show@bestfansintheworld

Willie Nelson and Family with Kris Kristofferson, in Cherokee, North Carolina

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

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Thanks to Andy Bush, who followed Willie Nelson & Family from the Atlanta, Georgia show to Cherokee, North Carolina, for another show last night.  Andy said Kris came out and sang with Willie for ‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I  Die”, and the gospel set, on both nights.