Archive for the ‘Mickey Raphael’ Category

Willie Nelson & Family (New Braunfels, TX) (April 15, 2016)

Monday, April 25th, 2016


Thanks so much to Janis Tillerson, for sharing her great photos from the Whitewater Amphitheater Willie Nelson & Family Show.
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Mickey Raphael, Ryan Adams at Whitewater Amphitheater (April 15, 2016)

Saturday, April 16th, 2016


photos:  Thanks to Janis Tillerson

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Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Mickey Raphael, photo by Danny Clinch

Friday, April 8th, 2016


“The day of my 50th birthday, I spent with these guys.” — Danny Clinch

Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Nora Jones, “Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles”

Monday, April 4th, 2016


And Mickey Raphael!

Hallelujah I Love Her So
Come Rain or Come Shine
Unchain My Heart
Cryin’ Time
Losing Hand
Hit The Road Jack
I’m Moving On
Here We Go Again
Makin’ Whoopie
SwingI Love You So Much (It Hurts)
What’d I Say


Mickey Raphael @Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson Tribute Concert in Nashville (3/16/16)

Friday, March 18th, 2016


Thanks to Michelle  Manning Barish for sharing her photos from the special concert in Nashville honoring Kris Kristofferson.

“Last night at “The Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson” tribute concert. Bridgestone Arena was completely filled. Every major country star performed…and to me, this was what I loved watching most. The love between Kris and his wife Lisa was so inspiring. What a perfect night. ?@mickeyraphael @shooterjennings #love — at Bridgestone Arena.”

Willie Nelson, Bee Spears, Mickey Raphael

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016


Willie Nelson, Bee Spears, Mickey Raphael

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016


Thanks, Phil Weisman for sharing this photo.

“Greatest harmonica player on the planet”: Mickey Raphael

Friday, February 19th, 2016


Doug Tate on Instagram: “Greatest harmonica player on the planet. Seen here signing my “Red Headed Stranger” album.

Mickey Raphael and Chris Stapleton on Saturday Night Live

Sunday, January 17th, 2016


Two Nashville stars on Saturday Night Live last night;  Mickey Raphael played harmonica for Chris Stapleton and his band.
by:  John Freeman

Chris Stapleton made his first ever visit to Saturday Night Live yesterday, ushering in the show’s 2016 episodes with host Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) after the NFL playoff game between the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers delayed its start.

For the second of his two performances, Stapleton turned in a bluesy rendition of Traveller‘s “Nobody to Blame,” which is currently Number 21 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Sporting a long black dress coat and flanked by his wife Morgane, Stapleton was joined by harmonica player Mickey Raphael and producer Dave Cobb to round out his stage band. If he was nervous about having one of late-night television’s most coveted performance spots, he didn’t let on, as he gave one of his typically hair-raising vocal performances.

Stapleton’s first performance was of the Traveller cut “Parachute,” and he traded in his usual Fender Jazzmaster guitar for a gold Gibson. (See that performance below.)

After an incredible finish to 2015, Stapleton has hit the ground running in 2016 with a host of sold-out tour dates. On January 22nd, he’ll join Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley to perform at the four-day Crash My Playa in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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Mickey Raphael with Chris Stapleton on Stephen Colbert show

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Mickey Raphael, with Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC

Monday, December 21st, 2015


Thanks to Michelle Manning Barish for sharing this picture of Mickey Raphael performing with Wynton Marsalis in NYC last week. Michelle reported that she and Mickey went the night before as guests for the opening of Wynton’s shows at the Jazz Center, and when Wynton saw him he said “How can you come here and not bring your instrument?! Can you come back tomorrow for a guest appearance?”  What an honor.

Mickey has played with so many artists. He is so talented, other talented musicians recognize what he brings to a show. He and Wynton are friends and Mickey has played with him before, including two shows with Willie Nelson at the Jazz Center.

Mickey Raphael with Chris Stapleton on Good Morning America

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015


Thanks to Brad Wheeler, of KRCL community radio in Salt Lake City, Utah, for sharing this screen shot he captured of Chris Stapleton and Mickey Raphael performing on “Good Morning America” this morning.


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Willie Nelson and Mickey Raphael

Monday, December 14th, 2015


Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Concert Finale

Thursday, November 19th, 2015


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All the performers came out on stage to sing ‘On the Road Again’ with Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson and Mickey Raphael.  So much love and appreciation on stage .

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 Thanks to Janis Tillerson for her great photos from last night’s show.


Thanks to Jeremy Tepper for this panoramic photo from the event.

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Mickey Raphael and Lukas Nelson

Monday, November 9th, 2015