Archive for the ‘Paul English’ Category

Paul English, on drums

Monday, January 19th, 2015


Thank you, Katrina Smith, for sharing your photo of the great Paul English, from the sold-out Phoeniz, AZ show.

Paul English, on drums

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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I love this photo Janis Tillerson took in Austin on New Year’s Eve.

Willie Nelson and Family, NYE (Austin City Limits) 2014

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

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photo: Janis Tillerson

I know you are as happy as I am when you hear Janis Tillerson is going to a Willie Nelson & Family show. We fans get photos like this. Thanks, again, Janis. She took all these photos.

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Bobbie Nelson

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Paul English

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Mickey Raphael and Billy Gibbons.

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Billy English

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Kevin Smith

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Mickey Raphael

Willie Nelson & Family, and fans (NYE, Austin City Limits)

Friday, January 2nd, 2015


Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson and Paul English spent a long time after the NYE’s show, signing autographs and shaking hands.   Janis Tillerson is holding onto a guitar that belongs to a woman, who would like Willie to sign her guitar.   Willie, Paul, Bobbie all signed the guitar.  Plus, Willie tossed his first bandanna to her that night.  She was crying by the end of the evening, just feeling that love.



Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


photo:  George Fowler

Paul English: The man behind Willie Nelson (Oxford American: Southern Music Issue)

Thursday, December 4th, 2014


Order your copy here:

The Oxford American is proud to release the 16th annual Southern Music Issue, which honors the profound musical history of TEXAS in 160 pages of writing and art, along with a 25-song CD compilation.

The cover features a stunning portrait of Guy and Susanna Clark taken in 1975 by iconic Nashville photographer Jim McGuire. Guy Clark’s song “My Favorite Picture of You,” the title track from his Grammy-winning 2013 album—written for his wife just a year before she died in 2012—is a highlight of the CD.

Along with Clark, the Texas compilation features music that best exemplifies the state’s rich, diverse sounds and traditions. Artists showcased on the album include Ray Price and Bob WillsBilly Joe Shaver and James McMurtryBuddy Holly and Waylon JenningsLee Ann WomackOrnette ColemanSarah JaroszFreddy FenderWillie NelsonBarbara LynnJohnny Winter, and others.

In the magazine: Tamara Saviano on the poetry of Guy Clark; Joe Nick Patoski profiles Willie Nelson’s longtime drummer, Paul “The Devil” EnglishAmanda Petrusich remembers Houston hip-hop genius DJ ScrewDom Flemons interviews Arhoolie Records founder Chris StrachwitzRachel Monroe tries on Roy Orbison’s glasses; Michelle García searches for the birth of Tejano music; Margaret Moser pays tribute to the Austin music scene; Tom MaxwellCynthia Shearer, and Nathan Salsburg profile Texas folklorists and the musicians they recorded—and much more. The issue also presents new poetry by John PochNaomi Shihab Nye, and David Tomas Martinez, and short fiction by Bret Anthony Johnston.

The Oxford American’s Southern Music Issue has generated high praise during its years of publication. The Houston Chronicle described it as “the single best music-related magazine of any given year,” while the Boston Globe simply termed the issue “a welcome fix.” Chris Issak called it “a great, great magazine . . . like getting four years of Rolling Stone all in the same magazine.” In December of 2012, New York Times critic Dwight Garner wrote that the Music Issue CDs “practically belong in the Smithsonian.”

The Texas Music Issue was funded, in part, by a successful kickstarter campaign that raised $53,757 from 1,008 individuals.

Happy birthday, Mr. Paul English

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Bobbie Nelson and Paul English
(photo thanks to Katrina and Lane)


photo: Janis Tillerson

BackYard, Austin, Texas (2008)

Bobbie Nelson, Paul English, L.G. @ Floores Country Store (10/18/14)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014



Another great photo by Janis Tillerson, from Texas.  Thank you, Janis!

Willie Nelson, Paul English, Billy English @ Floores Country Store (10/18/14)

Monday, October 27th, 2014


Thank you, Janis Tillerson, for your great photos. You captured that sweet moment after the band plays, “Me and Paul”. Willie turns around to shake hands with his friend, and Billy stands and applauds his brother.


Willie Nelson and Paul English

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014


Willie Nelson and Paul English (Floores, Oct. 18, 2014)

Monday, October 20th, 2014


It’s always a pleasure to watch Willie Nelson and Paul English shake hands after a crowd-pleasing version of, “Me and Paul.”




Willie Nelson and Paul English

Sunday, September 7th, 2014


Willie Nelson and Friends

Saturday, August 30th, 2014


old friends

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Lots of great pictures of Willie Nelson and Family at

Thank you, Monique

Monday, June 16th, 2014


Thank you, Monique Clause, of the The Hague, in the Netherlands, for posting for me last weekend. I was at a lake in Nebraska with my family, and didn’t have wireless or phone service, and Monique kindly stepped in.

I love this Me and Paul picture, don’t you?