“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)
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David Amram: The First 80 Years (featuring the music of David Amram) Screening in Boulder, CO (2/12/15)Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
If you live in Colorado and can make it to Boulder, come to eTown Hall next Thursday, and see the film about David Amram.
“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
Enjoy Duvall with Alice in Chains, in case you haven’t
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. “
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.
thanks to Johnny Depp’s fan club @johnnydeppcombr for the photos
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.
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.
First Aid Kit have shared their cover of Willie Nelson’s 1980 song ‘On The Road Again’.
The folk duo, made up of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, posted the song on their Facebook page as a ‘Christmas gift’. They wrote: “We wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As a Christmas gift we give you our cover of the Willie Nelson song “On The Road Again”, because guess who will be on the road again in 2014?” Scroll down to listen to the song.
The band recently revealed on Facebook that they were back in the studio recording songs for their third album. First Aid Kit released their second album ‘The Lion’s Roar’ in 2012. The pair recorded the album in Omaha in the United States with producer Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes. Conor Oberst also made an appearance on the record. The album followed their 2010 debut ‘The Big Black And The Blue’