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“A very, very sad day…
Merle Haggard arrived at the gates of Heaven this morning. It is a sad day on earth and a great day in Heaven. These guitar picks were made for Merle and Willie’s “upcoming concerts” which were to begin in mid April. There were only 14 printed, 7 of each for review. The first says, Django and Jimmie, the second, Pancho and Lefty. They will never be printed again and they will be sent to Willie. I received the sad news from Budrock not an hour after Merle’s passing this morning. Today is also Merle’s birthday, April 6th, It is my understanding that Merle and Willie’s duo album, “Django and Jimmie,” was Merle’s last full length recording. Merle and Willie were close friends, and their duo album instantly reached the top of every country chart late last year.
Here’s to one of the last of the true and genuine country artist’s that will ever grace this earth. Rest in peace, Merle Haggard, rest in peace…”
— Guthrie Thomas
Thanks to Janis Tillerson for this cool shot of guitar picks on Willie Nelson’s mic.
“And, of course, Willie’s Luck Reunion in Luck, Texas at his ranch that Willie is hosting today and tomorrow most certainly requires a few guitar picks to play with. Designed by, Dr. Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt of The Family and a cowboy who knows how to ride a horse backwards but very little else…”
by: Karen Lo
The star-studded feast, which will feature a performance from Nelson himself, will benefit Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing Americans’ access to affordable food.
Chef Michel Nischan, the founder of Wholesome Wave and the 2015 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award, is co-hosting the potluck alongside his longtime friend, Willie Nelson.
Chef Nischan will be joined by a team of celebrity chefs in charge of the meal, including Scott Conant (Corsair), Michael Chiarello (Bottega, Coqueta), Dean Fearing (Fearing’s), and John Mitchell (Luvo), for the dinner.
The menu, which will feature sustainably raised and sourced ingredients, and will include “Willie’s Chili” and several other Southern-inspired dishes. The potluck will feature ethically sourced meats from Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and spirits from Avion Tequila.
Thanks to Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt, lighting director for Willie Nelson and Family, for sharing his collection of picks, pictures, posters, passes and more at his web site atwww.budrock.com.
Thank you so much to Guthrie Thomas, for sharing photos of the Willie Nelson New Years Guitar Picks. Designed by Budrock Prewitt, and created by Guthrie Thomas.
Happy New Year! I know “Willie starts his New Year shows tonight, and these New Years Guitar Picks are Dr. Budrocks design and presentation to him for the New Year to begin…
Always your friend,
Thanks so much to Guthrie Thomas for sharing photos of Willie Nelson guitar picks.
And check out his music:
Guthrie tells tells the story:
And the story goes something like this:
Interstate “420” was to be 2 new U.S. Interstates that were never constructed, one in Georgia, the second in Louisiana. It had nothing to do with Cannabis Sativa, or Pot. The onset of this term, Interstate 420, as being associated with pot was originated at a San Rafael, California High School in 1971 by a group of students who all smoked pot and met to do so at 4:20pm on the foundation steps of a statue of Louis Pasteur, the chemist and microbiologist who was the first to introduce his discoveries of vaccination, microbial fermentation and, pasteurization. The amazing band, The Grateful Dead, soon was using the term, Interstate 420, as a reference to smoking pot and getting high. The term then circumvented the entire world and is now understood by millions to mean, basically, having a fine time smoking weed…
Now to Willie’s Guitar Pick as seen here. This pick does not say, Interstate 420, it says, “WillieState 420″…for obvious reasons…This guitar pick will be one of the rarest of all of Willie’s custom guitar picks as we only made 50 of them and Dr. Budrock is the only one, other than a few I have, and I am absolutely certain Willie will receive however many he might like from Dr. Budrock. If you should by chance get one of these picks, I would certainly hold onto it, as we also made the exact pick that says Interstate 420…Excellent Idea Dr. Budrock..!
Thanks to Guthrie Thomas for sharing his photo of guitar picks he made for Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on tour with Neil Young.
“Well, we are going to see a great Las Vegas concert tonight. Neil Young, Lukas & Micah Nelson, and POTR, a performance of the best with the best. I also have to give them their new 2015 Tour picks as Red told me they were almost out, and believe me, going to their concert is certainly better than going to the post office…”
— Guthrie thomas
“30 years and close to 100 Million Dollars is what this one man, his Family, and his Friends have raised to help the farmers of America. It took 30 long days to make these picks. That’s nothin’. It takes up to 100 longer days, every day, to grow one ear of corn. That’s somethin’. Designed by Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt and a guy that knows that being a farmer is one of the most difficult jobs on this earth. Here’s to you Willie and every single Farmer in America. Enough said.” — Guthrie thomas
Thanks so much, Guthrie. They are beautiful.
“30 years and close to 100 Million Dollars is what this one man, his Family, and his Friends have raised to help the farmers of America. It took 30 long days to make these picks. That’s nothin’. It takes up to 100 longer days, every day, to grow one ear of corn. That’s somethin’. Designed by Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt and a guy that knows that being a farmer is one of the most difficult jobs on this earth. Here’s to you Willie and every single Farmer in America. Enough said…”
— Guthrie Thomas