Archive for the ‘Other Artists’ Category

Chris Stapleton at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in Austin

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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This was my first time seeing Chris Stapleton perform.  He and his band, which includes his wife Morgane, performed at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic.  The picnic is always fun because you get introduced to other great music that you might not normally hear.  They were great.

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Kentucky-born singer, songwriter and producer Chris Stapleton is one of Nashville’s most revered craftsmen, with a 15-year career that includes No. 1 hits, Grammy Award nominations, feature film contributions, the respect of his peers and, now, a new album.

Stapleton will release his highly anticipated debut “Traveller” on May 5. The Mercury Records Nashville release is the rare mainstream country album eagerly awaited by fans on both sides of the dial.

Blessed with an otherworldly voice, Stapleton earned this respect in numerous recording studios and anonymous writing rooms on Music Row and on stage as a touring headliner and opener for the most popular acts in the genre.

He has written five No. 1 songs for George Strait, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner and contributed cuts to several major motion picture soundtracks. He’s also been nominated for three Grammy Awards and won the International Bluegrass Music Association Emerging Artist of the Year award as a member of The SteelDrivers.

His songwriting credits span all genres and artists from Adele to Jason Aldean and he’s recorded with everyone from Miranda Lambert to Don Williams.

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Check out their album, and learn more about the band at: www.christStapleton.com

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King of the Road

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

“You know, it’s funny. One night in a motel in Phoenix, Arizona, I wrote ‘Dang Me’ in just four minutes. It took me six weeks to write ‘King of the Road.’ I was driving from Davenport, Iowa, to Chicago, and somewhere along the way I saw a sign on the road which read, Trailers for Sale or Rent,’ and for some reason that phrase stuck in my mind. It wasn’t until later, in Boise, Idaho, that i really sat down and made something out of it, . . . although I had to induce labor to get it completed. I got stuck after the first verse, so i went out to a Boise store and bought a statuette of a hobo. I sat and stared at it until the rest of the tune came to me.” —Roger Miller (as quoted in Billboard and the Nashville Banner)

Larry Butler gets a birthday hug from Willie Nelson

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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Larry Butler spent his birthday at a Willie Nelson show, and got a hug to celebrate.

David Amram: The First 80 Years (featuring the music of David Amram) Screening in Boulder, CO (2/12/15)

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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February 12, 2015
DAVID AMRAM: The First 80 Years
A film about the life and times of Classical composer/conductor/jazz french hornist/world musician, author and Jack Kerouac’s first musical collaborator, David Amram.

at eTOWN HALL
Boulder, CO
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

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If you live in Colorado and can make it to Boulder, come to eTown Hall next Thursday, and see the film about David Amram.

http://www.etown.org/events/david-amram-first-80-years/

 

 

Billy Gibbons, NYE, in Austin

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

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Thank you to Janis Tillerson for her great photos from the NYE show at the Moody Theater, Austin City Live. Enjoy these photos of Billy Gibbons, who sat in with Willie Nelson & Family.
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“Just me and the great Willie Nelson” — William Duvall

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

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“Just met the great Willie Nelson at the Admiral’s Club in O’Hare! This man is one of my ALL-TIME favorites and he and his family could not have been nicer to me. It’s truly the greatest feeling when you meet an idol and they’re just as cool as you ever imagined.” — William Duvall

 

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www.WilliamDuvall.com

Enjoy Duvall with Alice in Chains, in case you haven’t

Willie Nelson and the Peterson Brothers

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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As if getting to hear Willie Nelson & Family in concert wasn’t enough, we got to hear so much great music Tuesday at the Back Yard in Austin, including Folk Uke and the Peterson Brothers, pictured here with Willie Nelson and Family on his bus, before the show.

These guys rocked, too.  Their dad was there, too, and he was so proud of his guys.  Check out the band’s music and follow them on  their FaceBook Page

“An awesome evening!  Thanks to Mr. Willie Nelson  for the opportunity to be a part of his amazing Birthday Celebration! Thank you Connie Nelson, Paula Nelson and the entire Nelson family for your kindness to the Peterson Brothers Band.

As always, Thanks to all of you for your support, you have continued to make our journey possible, and we appreciate you! — at the Backyard LiveOak Amphitheater. “

Breaking News: Photo of Willie Nelson Family’s Armadillo Thief Surfaces

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Willie Nelson’s website reports that there has been a break in the stolen armadillo mystery, when this photo of the alleged thief surfaced from the venue’s security camera. (Is that John Stamos? That’s sad.)

Johnny Depp and fans

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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Johnny Depp looks like he’s enjoying the moment as much as Zack (Willie and Annie Nelson’s grandson) and his friends, backstage at a Willie Nelson & Family show. Depp sat in with the band for their entire show in Austin, part of the SXSW festivities last week. And he kindly posed with fans before the show.

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thanks to Johnny Depp’s fan club @johnnydeppcombr for the photos

Johnny Depp joins Willie Nelson & Family on stage at Austin Rodeo (3/9/14)

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Two Legends

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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John Legend and Willie Nelson, backstage at 56th Grammys, Los Angeles.

Rest in Peace, Pete Seeger

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Thank you Pete Seeger

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Willie Nelson and Pete Seeger, Farm Aid 2013 (Saratoga
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Photo:  Hans Pennink

Willie Nelson and Charlie Pride, Old Soap Creek (1976)

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Thank you, Margie Lemon, for sharing this with me.

Pete Seeger to receive Woody Guthrie Award

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

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Willie Nelson and Pete Seeger, Farm Aid 2013 (Saratoga Springs, NY)
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www.tulsaworld.com
by Jerry Wofford

Few people are more appropriate for the inaugural Woody Guthrie Prize than his friend and fellow singer/songwriter Pete Seeger.

Tulsa’s Woody Guthrie Center announced the first prize — meant too honor annually the artist who “best exemplifies the spirit and life work of Woody Guthrie” — would be awarded to Seeger at a ceremony Feb. 22 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.

“We hope that the Woody Guthrie Prize will shed an inspirational light on those who have decided to use their talents for the common good rather than for personal gain,” said Nora Guthrie, daughter of Woody Guthrie. “With his dry wit, Woody always preferred to call himself a ‘common-ist.’ His quote from John Steinbeck’s character, Tom Joad, says it pretty simply: ‘Wherever children are hungry and cry, wherever people ain’t free, wherever men are fightin’ for their rights, that’s where I’m gonna be.’ There are so many people who are living this credo, and they’re the ones we will be honoring.”

Seeger was about seven years younger than Guthrie and the two were fast friends, performing and traveling together. Their work inspired thousands of musicians and kicked off the folk revival of the 60s.

But more germane to the prize, Seeger’s music focused on social change and environmental causes.

“We are honored to present the first Woody Guthrie Prize to Pete Seeger, whose incredible career pushes the boundaries of how music can make us think, feel and act,” said Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director Deana McCloud. “We can think of no better recipient than a colleague, friend and confidant of Woody himself. Pete and Woody are arguably two of the most prolific folk musicians of their lifetime.”

Seeger’s activism in the ’50s and ’60s led to his blacklisting. He has been a staunch advocate for several causes, from anti-war movements, anti-McCarthyism to the Civil Rights Movement.

The award ceremony will include an interview session with Seeger, a performance by Seeger and Arlo Guthrie and additional music by Tony Trischka.

Those who would like to purchase tickets to the New York concert can do so at symphonyspace.org. More information about the Woody Guthrie Center is at woodyguthriecenter.org.

Another Willie Nelson Fan: Willie Nelson gives Tanya Tucker a bandanna in Austin

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

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Tanya Tucker shows up at a lot of Willie Nelson & Family shows and she was there on Dec. 30, and 31st at the Moody Theater, Austin City Live. She was sitting with Aaron at his board, and Willie walked over to the edge of the stage and tossed her a bandanna. On New Year’s Eve, she went on stage and sang with Willie and family and friends for his gospel set at the end.