Archive for the ‘Paul English’ Category
Willie Nelson’s drummer Paul English was injured in an accident involving his tour bus late last month, and suffered a broken ankle. Paul was one of several band and crew members injured in the accident, which took place on the band’s way back to Texas, on icy, poor roads. No one was seriously hurt, thank goodness, and all were released from the hospital and sent home.
The injury hasn’t slowed him down, though, and Paul is scheduled to perform with Willie Nelson and Family when their tour (temporarily cancelled because of the accident), resumes in Las Vegas on December 10th. And it looks like he’s figured out how to get around at home.
Lots of great pictures of Willie Nelson and Family at www.WillieNelson.com
Happy Birthday, Paul English.
“There is no other drummer who can beat Paul English playing behind me, and I watched him become the great drummer that he is today. He learned to play drums playing behind me. 1955 was the first time we played together, in Ft. Worth, Texas… on my radio show. Paul’s brother Oliver is also a great musician and helped Paul a lot in those days. But when I left Ft. Worth, Paul was just learning. The next time I saw him was in Houston. He heard I was looking for a drummer and applied for the job. He’s been with me ever since, and he has always been my friend, my best friend.”- Wille (2004)
BackYard, Austin, Texas (2008)