Archive for the ‘Special Days’ Category

Happy Anniversary, Budrock Prewitt! (started working for Willie Nelson & Family Nov. 18, 1977)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


Congratulations, Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt, beginning a new year (his 38th), with Willie Nelson & Family.  This concert with WN&F and Linda Ronstadt  was his first show first show, at the SuperDome in New Orleans.   This is the poster from that show.

DSC_0346 by you.

Congratulations, Buddy, here’s to many more years to come.


“That was awhile back and I’m still here. Lucky, I guess. Greatful, for sure.” — Buddy

Think about it, Buddy has seen more Willie Nelson & Family shows than anyone ever anywhere!    His job doesn’t just involve getting in early and getting the lights set up, he works throughout the show and can’t slip away for a nap or snack.  That’s a lot of Willie Nelson & Family music!

[ed note:  I wanted to write that Buddy can’t ‘slip away to get stoned or get laid’, but it didn’t seem appropriate to write here, so I went with the nap and the snack thing. — Linda]


“On the road again”. Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt (SHOWCO lighting designer/director) catches a smoke during David Bowie’s 1976 Isolar “Station to Station” tour. Buddy resigned from SHOWCO in 1980 to work exclusively for Willie Nelson as his lighting director.  Please like our FB page SHOWCO the Book. Thank you!”



Happy birthday, John Selman!

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


Happy happy birthday to John Selman, tour manager for Willie Nelson and Family.

Happy Birthday, Lana Nelson

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Happy birthday, Lana Nelson,  and thank you for your care and attention to your dad, and your aunt!

We fans appreciate the love and care you give to them, so that they can tour and we can see them in concert.


You don’t see her on stage or on screen, but she’s always behind the scenes helping to make it happen.



Happy Birthday, Mickey Raphael!

Friday, November 7th, 2014



photo:  Mary Francis Andrews

Happy birthday, Mickey Raphael! Thanks for the music.





Mickey shares his birthday with Joni Mitchell and the great, missed, Steve Bruton

Happy birthday, Mr. Paul English

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Bobbie Nelson and Paul English
(photo thanks to Katrina and Lane)


photo: Janis Tillerson

BackYard, Austin, Texas (2008)

Happy day after Halloween

Saturday, November 1st, 2014


I didn’t post all the dogs and cats and people in Willie Nelson costumes this year, but these two are too adorable. Who could resist?


Don’t you think someday these kids will look at these pictures as adults, and shake their heads, and wonder. “Who were those people that raised me?” I do love the baby Willie costumes.

Happy Birthday, Paula Nelson

Monday, October 27th, 2014





Paula Nelson





Photo from Seventeen Magazine 1985



photo by Scott Moore



Happy birthday, Paul Simon

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Paul Simon performs “Graceland” with Willie Nelson live at the Farm Aid concert in Irving, Texas on March 14, 1992. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

For more information about Farm Aid, visit:

Billy Joe Shaver Birthday Bash in Austin (Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014)

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Lots of special guests are confirming for the concert this Sunday in Austin. Get your tickets quick!

Happy Birthday, Patsy Cline

Monday, September 8th, 2014

On September 8, 1932, Virginia Hensley is born in Winchester, Virginia. As Patsy Cline, she becomes one of country’s definitive female vocalists behind such pop-tinged hits such as “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” She enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973

Happy happy birthday, Annie Nelson

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014


Best wishes for a wonderful day, Annie.

Happy birthday, Billy Joe Shaver! Celebrate and pick up his new album, “Long in the Tooth”

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

photo: Carol Sidoran


Happy birthday to Billy Joe Shaver, born August 16, 1939, in Corsicana, Texas.

Pick up a copy of his new album, “Long in the Tooth”

A gift for Billy Joe, and a gift for yourself — Win-Win!




Billy Joe Shaver, Knuckleheads, Kansas City, Missouri (August 12, 2011)

Dallas Wayne and Billy Joe Shaver

Support Family Farmers! Save America! Support Farm Aid!

photo: Janis Tillerson


I took this one at Knuckleheads 8/12/11

Happy Birthday, Alison Krauss

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014


Alison Krauss is born in Decatur, Illinois, on this day in 1971. The fiddler/vocalist leads the bluegrass group Union Station, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1993 and winning more Grammy awards than any other woman in history

Happy birthday, Linda Ronstadt

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Best wishes to Linda Ronstadt, born July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona.

Happy Birthday, Jamey Johnson

Monday, July 14th, 2014