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Founding member of the Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts, turns 71 today.
Willie Nelson & Friends Family New Year at Austin City Live! (with Delbert McClinton, Glen Clark, Paula Nelson and The Whiskey Sisters)Friday, December 12th, 2014
TUESDAY DECEMBER 31
Willie Nelson & Friends Family New Year with Delbert McClinton, Glen Clark, Paula Nelson and The Whiskey Sisters
Willie Nelson returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the New Year with two shows, December 30th and 31st.
Willie Nelson, Austin’s hometown musician, returns to ring in the New Year with Ryan Bingham on 12/30 and Delbert McClinton w/ Glen Clark on 12/31. Andy Langer will host the show on the 31st, where there will be an appearance by Father Time Texas and champagne toast by Woodbridge Sparkling at midnight.
The W Austin will also be offering room night packages, which include two tickets for two to the show, cocktails, daily parking and a hotel room for one night. For more information on W Hotel packages please visit http://www.whotelaustin.com/willie.
Doors: 7:30 PM · Show: 8:00 PM
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.
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, 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.
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.
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: http://farmaid.org/youtube
Lots of special guests are confirming for the concert this Sunday in Austin. Get your tickets quick!
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
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!
I took this one at Knuckleheads 8/12/11