Archive for the ‘Posters’ Category
by Darcy Watts
This 18×24, four color, screen printed gig poster was created for The Backyard (Austin, TX) and Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday show held there on April 28th, 2013. Being asked to do this was an honor and an unforgettable place to start my foray into the realm of poster art.
Once drawn and inked, the design was transferred to birch plywood and hand carved as a woodcut relief print. After turning the carved and inked wood block through my traditional etching press the resulting impression was scanned, digitally colored and prepped for printing. The edition was limited to only 150 prints which were screen printed by Ben LaFond of Burlesque of North America. Each poster is signed and numbered in pencil on the front.
Click here to see more and to purchase one of the select few made available online at my store.
Another entry to Creative Allies poster concert to honor Willie Nelson’s 80th Birthday. See more entries here.
Designer Lorenzo Belmonte designed this beautiful poster, as his entry to the design contest on Creative Allies. There’s still time for you to enter the contest! Deadline May 11.
Here is the link to Creative Allies.
Sony Legacy Presents: A Willie Nelson Art Contest
Each month in 2013, Creative Allies will host an “Artist of the Month” design contest in partnership with Sony Legacy Recordings.
Willie Nelson, one of country’s most spectacular singers, songwriters, and all-out showmen, is Sony Legacy’s artist of the month for April. In conjunction with his 80th birthday, Willie is gearing up to release a brand new record entitled, Let’s Face the Music and Dance.
Design a rustic, commemorative poster to celebrate Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday inspired by the song and album titles that have accompanied his famous recordings. One winner will receive $500.
Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines
We’re looking for a unique and original illustration that captures the warm, rural, and woodsy vibe of Willie Nelson’s music. Elements for your design could include Native American/Western imagery and other scenic landscapes (please refrain from using photos).
Be creative and use the track and album titles available in Willie’s discography for more inspiration. The only requirement is that you provide the album title or song title that your design corresponds to in your upload description.
Check out the song titles from his upcoming release, Let’s Face The Music And Dance:
1. Let’s Face the Music and Dance
2. Is the Better Part Over
3. You’ll Never Know
4. Vous Et Moi
5. Walking My Baby Back Home
7. Twilight Time
8. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
9. I’ll Keep On Loving You
10. I Wish I Didn’t Love You So
11. South Of The Border
14. Shame On You
by Sue Ellen Christian
KALAMAZOO, MI – Paula Nelson, the daughter of country music legend Willie Nelson, will bring her “Spring Has Sprung” tour to the Old Dog Tavern, 402 E. Kalamazoo Ave., on Thursday night.
Paula Nelson, a songwriter and lead vocalist for the four-person band, plays a mix of blues, rock and country.
Nelson, 43, will be joining her father, who just turned 80, on stage at the State Theatre Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. That performance is sold out, but a few tickets remain for the Thursday performance in the 160-seat Tavern venue.
Amy Smith, the owner of Old Dog Tavern, said when she heard word that Nelson was playing with her father at the State, Smith acted to book her at the Tavern too.
“We’ve been trying to book her for a period of time,” Smith said. “She toured through here last year and I caught wind of it late so I couldn’t accommodate her in our schedule, so we were happy to get her this year. She fits our facility’s genre quite well.”
“We’re a family establishment and she’s a family girl. We do live music and we’re excited to have her,” said Smith. “We look for good entertainment and good musicianship; she comes from a long line of that.”
Nelson was born in Houston and started playing the piano and singing at age 7, according to the band’s website. Nelson and her band have been playing together since the summer of 2004.
“The chemistry between us is magic, both on stage and off,” states Nelson on her website. “I feel truly blessed to be in the company of these amazing musicians.”
Landis Armstrong plays lead guitar and vocals, Kevin Lance plays drums, percussion and vocals, and Lindsay Greene plays bass, according to the website.
“Being asked to do this was an honor and an unforgettable place to start my foray into the realm of poster art.” – Darcy J. Watt
Darcy J. Watt created this limited edition event poster for Willie Nelson’s birthday celebration at the BackYard on April 28, 2013, and he has a few copies left for purchase.
You can get your copy here:
Last year, on April 20, 2012, the city of Austin honored his famous citizen, Willie Nelson, with a bronze sculpture. Willie Nelson & Family performed at the unveiling in downtown Austin. Later that night, Willie Nelson performed at a Johnny Cash tribute concert, at ACL Live.
by: Jeff Newman
by: Jeff Newman
John Michael Barone created this poster art, for the Sony Legacy Create Commemorative Art for Willie Nelson Contest.
“my inspiration for this piece are all the songs willie has written and recorded. this original design/illustration shows willie circa 1970′s playing trigger and willie majestically looking of into the distance of his past, present and future. if you notice in the background, top right there is a raging stallion rising from the smoke, also in the back ground , bottom right is another (hidden) portrait of willie. i designed the “still rollin’” button because i think it commemorates this great mile stone that is meant to be enjoyed. As his legacy roles on so will he, plus i feel it really pulls the image together. the hardest part of the project was staying with in the 4 color limit and still getting a full amount of depth in detail but i think this design does it. willie is my all-time hero and how i found out about this super hip website, thank you for your time”
- john mike
“Sometimes deals fall through, printers leave early for vacation or flaky artists push deadlines to the brink… resulting in yet another work for the Gallery of What Could Have Been… So, a miscommunication led to the creation of the greatest Willie Nelson poster that may never be. If it doesn’t get re-used as a gig poster for a future Willie show, before long, we will have to release an art print of this piece. It got a great reaction when we shared it with art buddies via social media. Note: it’s designed to print in florescent/glow in the dark yellow, metallic silver, red and dark brown on sheets of chipboard.
Keith Urban’s fourth annual We’re All for the Hall benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum returns to the Bridgestone Arena on April 16! Tickets on Sale March 1 at 10AM CST.
2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 16, for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at $35 and $50.
This year’s theme “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN” will feature performances from an all-star line-up including Urban, Gill, Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr. It promises to be yet another in a line of one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime concert events highlighting great music, friendship and camaraderie.
“The purity in making music on your own terms – to create art in your own way – for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit,” said Urban. “It’s those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music’s diversity.”
Museum Board President Vince Gill created All for the Hall, an artist-led fundraising initiative for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised through these events directly support the museum’s mission and underwrite preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs that teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
“The first three We’re All for the Hall concerts raised approximately $1.5 million,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “Those dollars go toward our operating expenses, directly funding the care of our collection, exhibitions, programs and more. We are beyond grateful to Keith Urban and Vince Gill. They are two of country music’s greatest stewards and ambassadors, and we are honored by what they have done for this institution. I’m certain that this year’s We’re All for the Hall show will not only be an important source of revenue for the museum, but a ‘once-in-a-lifetime, only-in-Nashville’ concert for everyone lucky enough to attend.”
The Backyard is celebrating 20 years of live music in the Texas Hill Country and who better to kick off this monumental season than the one and only Willie Nelson. Willie will be joined by his family on Sunday April 28th. Just two days before his 80th birthday.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Paula Nelson Band Folk Uke
Willie has been a part of The Backyard family since the venue’s conception and performed as the first musical guest on April 15th, 1993.
Tickets on sale now. www.thebackyard.net