Archive for the ‘Photographs’ Category

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sending this photo.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Willie and Annie Nelson, Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Award Concert in Washington, DC

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Willie Nelson, Richard Branson and Joe Manganiello

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Willie Nelson on Guitar

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017


Willie Nelson & Family at the Hard Rock in Sioux City, Iowa (June 10, 2017)

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

photos:  Tim Hynds

Willie Nelson concert



Willie Nelson, Treasure Island Casino, Hinkley, MN (6/9/2017)

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

photos: David Joles

Willie Nelson & Family in Minnesota (June 9, 2017)

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Thanks so much to Beanie, Janine Holter from Minnesota for sharing her great photos from last night’s Willie Nelson & Family show at Treasure Island.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family at the Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln (6/7/2017)

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

photo:  Kevin Coffey
by: Kevin Coffey

LINCOLN — Willie Nelson is still at it.

Or as he’d say, “still not dead.” And the pace of the 84-year-old country legend “would kill a normal man.”
Wednesday’s sold-out show at the Pinewood Bowl Theater showed good old Willie’s still got it as he played late into the night, well past his typical set time.

The capacity crowd was game, singing the chorus to “On the Road Again” and diving to nab one of the signature red bandanas he pulled from his head and tossed into the audience.

Nelson’s set capped a night of fantastic, classic country music with sets from both Robert Earl Keen and Dwight Yoakam.

Coffey: Long, lively Willie Nelson set, Yoakam highlight one of best country shows I’ve seen | Music |

A Texas country songwriter, Keen and his band played an hour full of songs such as “Feelin” Good Again,” “Gringo Honeymoon” and “The Road Goes On Forever.”They’re excellent country songs that aren’t exactly smash hits but may be familiar to country fans. They should be familiar with everyone.

A Kentucky boy by way of California, Yoakam once again delivered a set similarly full of honky tonk filtered through Hollywood.

Yoakam ran through a set that included tributes to Merle Haggard and covers of Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley as well as his own hits such as “1,000 Miles,” “Guitars, Cadillacs” and “Fast As You.”

You can’t go wrong with Yoakam even if, like me, you’ve seen him several times. The singer and his band are always incredible.

Keen, Yoakam and Nelson all mentioned how happy they were to be together on the bill, which is one of the best I’ve seen on a country show.

“It’s nice to be out here with Willie,” Yoakam said. “Thank you very much for coming out and hanging out with Robert Earl and myself.”

Yoakam even played a few bars of Nelson’s “Me and Paul” before joking that he didn’t want to get fired for doing so.

Nelson must have enjoyed the joke because he played “Me and Paul,” a song he hasn’t played recently, during his own set.

As he picked out melodies in his signature, enigmatic style on his trusty guitar Trigger, Nelson led his longtime band through a series of his classic songs as well as lots of covers and tributes to Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, Tom T. Hall and Hank Williams.

Those tunes plus “Whiskey River”, “Beer For My Horses,” “Always On My Mind” and others are classic country, and Nelson performed them admirably.

Even Keen and Yoakam enjoyed themselves.

As he kicked off a finale with “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” the pair of fellow country stars joined him to close out the show.

None of them could quit smiling.