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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014



Monday, July 21st, 2014


Mr. Monk meets the Red Headed Stranger

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Is country superstar Willie Nelson a cold-blooded murderer? The police think so – but Monk has other ideas.


An upset Willie Nelson accuses his road manager, Sonny Cross, of embezzlement just hours before making a San Francisco radio appearance. Sonny later arrives at the radio station to find a note summoning him to a side entrance. As Sonny disappears down an alley, two shots ring out, and an engineer throws open the side door to find a blind woman, Mrs. Mass, screaming hysterically – and Willie Nelson hovering over Sonny’s dead body.

An injured Captain Stottlemeyer decides to put Lt. Disher in charge of the investigation, and Disher loses no time in calling in Adrian Monk. Monk learns that only Sonny, Mrs. Mass, and Willie Nelson were in the alley, and even though he seems to be the most likely suspect. Monk can’t picture Willie – a favorite singer of his late wife Trudy – as a killer. Stottlemeyer arrives with his right arm in a sling. Mrs. Mass gently shakes his left hand, then identifies Willie’s voice as the one that threatened to kill her if she spoke to the police. Orphaned at 16 in a car accident that also robbed her of her sight, Mrs. Mass is a persuasive witness. Things look grim for the Red-Headed Stranger.

With Sharona gushing about her great new boyfriend Justin, and the SFPD occupied with trying to track down a persistent and elusive streaker, Monk starts to investigate. He begins by learning more about Sonny Cross. A reckless womanizer and boozehound, Cross had previously served two years in prison for vehicular manslaughter. Willie had been close to firing Cross on many occasions, but never had the heart.

For now, Willie Nelson is still the prime suspect, and the police arrest him and formally press charges. Meanwhile, Monk decides to go see Mrs. Mass again. He learns she received a concussion after falling in a wet supermarket aisle the year before, but never sued. As they say goodbye, she offers to shake his hand, and Monk suddenly remembers how she’d previously shaken Stottlemeyer’s hand – and offered him her left hand because his right hand was in a sling. How had she known that… unless she had somehow regained her sight!

The SFPD has finally caught the streaker, and Monk bails him out of jail so he can lay a trap for Mrs. Mass. From a place of concealment, Monk and Sharona watch Mrs. Mass turn her head in wonder as the nudist streaks by her ¿ and Sharona recognizes the streaker as her new boyfriend, Justin!

Once in custody, Mrs. Mass finally comes clean: the fall last year in the supermarket somehow reconnected her optic nerve, restoring partial vision in one eye. She’d kept this miracle to herself in order to be above suspicion when she took finally her revenge on Sonny Cross – the drunk driver that took away her family and her eyesight 30 years before.


All charges against Willie Nelson are dropped, and on a crisp autumn sky under a sparkling blue sky, the two new friends play a soulful, moving duet together – Willie on guitar, Monk on clarinet – at the site of Trudy’s grave.






Monday, July 21st, 2014


Willie Nelson, EmmyLou Harris, Drive-by-Truckers: Highlights from Buckle Up Music Festival (7/19/14)

Monday, July 21st, 2014

CINCINNATI—The second day of the Buckle Up Music Festival brought some of the biggest legends of country and bluegrass to Sawyer Point.

Our video scrapbook features musical highlights from Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Drive-By Truckers, Old Crow Medicine Show and more.

The three-day Buckle Up wrapped up Sunday with headliner The Band Perry.

PHOTOS: Crowds brave all elements at inaugural Buckle Up Music Fest

Willie Nelson and Milton Caroll

Saturday, July 19th, 2014


“Milton Carroll dropped by to see Dad during our recent concert in Memphis, Tennessee. Milton has been a friend for years, since the early days in Austin. He was one of the first artists signed to be on our old Lone Star record label. Milton has a great voice. In the 1970?s his song, Falling in Love is Like a 45 Slug in the Head, could be heard every night somewhere at a club in Austin. Milton left Austin, married and divorced singer Barbara Fairchild, married again and became a preacher; a calling he still answers. We love you Milton, come back to see us.”


Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

photo:  Andrew Shapter

Willie Nelson, Billy English, Kevin Smith (7/4/14)

Monday, July 14th, 2014


David Allan Coe, at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic

Monday, July 14th, 2014



Sunday, July 13th, 2014


Friday, July 11th, 2014


Ray Wylie Hubbard, at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic @ Billy Bob’s Texas

Friday, July 11th, 2014


Wednesday, July 9th, 2014


Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic at Billy Bob’s Texas

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014


Thank you Billy Bob’s Texas for hosting Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic.

Billy Bob’s has posted lots of pictures on their facebook page.

Enjoy all of Billy Bob’s Texas photos from the Picnic here. 


Willie Nelson on the 4th of July

Monday, July 7th, 2014