Archive for the ‘Photographs’ Category

You’ve got a smile so bright; you should have been a candle

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014



I don’t know who took this great photo.  Thanks to Stewart Patton, for sharing it.  Makes you smile just to look at it, doesn’t it?

Willie Nelson and Family (Floores Country Store, Oct. 18, 2014)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


Thank you Willie Nelson and Family

Sunday, October 19th, 2014


And thanks to the sweet Katie Perrin from Louisiana, for this photo. He might be looking at me, or I am going to pretend he was.

Willie Nelson and his fans

Friday, October 17th, 2014


“Willie always shows much respect towards his fans. He was changing out his strings when I asked him for a special request. The camera caught him saying “Sure!”. Bob Wills’ Roly Poly was performed shortly after this picture.  Love you, Willie!  God speed!”

— Laura Grunow Hewett

Willie Nelson and Family

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Annie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson
John Varvatos photo shoot
photos: Danny Clinch

Danny has a new photo book out, too:


Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Another great photograph from Mary Francis Andrews. Thank you!

Willie Nelson, on guitar

Friday, October 10th, 2014


Thursday, October 9th, 2014


Thanks to Phil Weisman for sending this photo.

Danny Clinch: “Still Moving” (new photography book)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

photo: Danny Clinch

On the first time he met Willie Nelson: “It was through [producer] Daniel Lanois. I just happened to be outside when Willie and Emmylou were together for a show, I asked to take a picture, and that was it.” — Danny Clinch

by: Andy Langer

Danny Clinch is in the trust business. Take two accomplished photographers, give ‘em the same equipment, access, and time, and the one who’s established the trust of his subject wins every time. Clinch’s reputation, his X factor, is rooted in a calm temperament, the self-awareness to know it’s about them, not him, and an innate ability to read non-verbal cues. As Springsteen suggests, shooting with Clinch isn’t so much a ballet, but a loose, free-flowing conversation — a collaboration. And if you’re Springsteen — or Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, or Neil Young — at this point, you’re only collaborating with people you trust, people who themselves have something to say. And for folks who don’t love the process, Danny Clinch shoots have a habit of not feeling at all like shoots. He’s notoriously spontaneous. He’ll say, “This’ll work.” Or maybe just, “Let’s go see what’s over there?” Watching him work over the years, I’ve seen it happen again and again: Clinch will get what he needs and the response will be “Man, that didn’t feel like a photo shoot. What a great hang. We’re done already?”


Danny Clinch’s best images, collected in the new 296-page coffee-table retrospective Danny Clinch: Still Moving (Abrams Books, out September 23), represent the work of a real documentarian. He has a way of putting himself, and by extension us, in the right place at the right time. Still Moving very effectively tells the story of modern music history. But from Willie Nelson to Tupac, Tony Bennett to Beyonce, his best photos don’t just tell a story, but also tell you something you didn’t know about the subject. Mostly the way they look when they’re not “performing,” when they’re relaxed a little, guard at half-mast, or sometimes, all the way down. “Soul” is an overused word, but damned if that’s not what Danny Clinch has made a name documenting. And because of it, many of Danny Clinch’s pictures have become the images you associate with those musicians when you hear their names. Still Moving is full of those images. We asked Clinch to tell us the stories behind ten of them, which you can see exclusively here:


“I shot the video for ‘You Don’t Know Me.’ Willie doesn’t mind having his photo taken, he just doesn’t like doing photo shoots. If you’re around with a camera, he doesn’t really have a problem with it. But if he has to stand and pose, he doesn’t love that process. It’s why I suspect I get to photograph him so often. They know I’ll hang around and get it without annoying him. At the shoot, we were on the bus and Willie needed to fix his braids a little. I looked down the corridor of the bus, the hallway, to the back of the bus and saw him sitting in his bedroom fixing his braids. I just slid down there really quickly, got the shot, and backed off. If you look closely, you can see Trigger, his guitar, in the corner. And of course, his reflection. And in the back, there’s this leather kind of doctor’s bag that says Spirit on it. It’s great when you look at a photograph and see a little story. To me, this one does that.” — Danny Clinch

See rest of Esquire article, and more pictures and stories about Bruce Springsteen, Tim and Faith McGraw, Black Keys, Grace Potter, and more:

Monday, October 6th, 2014


Lukas Nelson: “Best of Maui Instagram Accounts”

Monday, October 6th, 2014

promise of the real

by: Kelsey Love

Whether you currently live in Maui, are planning a vacation, or just returned from a trip, below are the best Instagram accounts that capture life on our beautiful slice of Hawaiian paradise!

9. Maui native and son of Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real take

us off the beach and give us an inside look into the local (and non-local) music scene with a Maui kick.

See all the accounts here:

Saturday, October 4th, 2014


Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


Willie Nelson, ‘Harvest the Hope’ (Press Conference) (9/27/14)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014


Willie Nelson, “The Last Thing I Needed” (the first thing this morning)

Thursday, September 25th, 2014