This card was designed by Steve Brooks, and I apologize to him and everyone that it’s cut off. Steve kindly gave me this card, and I couldn’t figure out how to scan the entire card, without bending it, which I didn’t want to do. It is so cool.
If you’ve been a fan of Willie Nelson and Family for any length of time, you are familiar with the artwork of Dallas artist Steve Brooks. Steve has been creating WIllie Nelson artwork for years — posters, flyers, cards, matchbook designs, movie sets, etc., etc. To hear Steve talk he was a self-taught graphic artist who was at the right place at the right time. But he is so creative, and he may be lucky, but he’s very talented, too. In addition to Willie Nelson & Family, he also made posters for just about every big touring rock band that came through Texas in the ’70s.
Maroon 5, Diplo, Willie Nelson NYE Concerts Air on SiriusXM
Steve Aoki, Widespread Panic, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang will also perform year-end sets
by: Ryan Reed
SiriusXM will broadcast exclusive New Year’s Eve concerts from Maroon 5, the Countdown Festival (featuring Diplo and Steve Aoki), Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang and more. The performances will air on genre-specific channels, like the Countdown Festival on EDM-focused Electric Area and Widespread Panic on jam-tailored Jam_ON.
The year-end lineup also includes special encore broadcasts of concerts that aired throughout 2016, including Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Dead & Company, Green Day, Korn, the Lumineers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Billy Idol and Garth Brooks, who launched his own SiriusXM channel, The Garth Channel, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
SiriusXM will also celebrate New Year’s Eve with a limited-run “party music” channel, New Year’s Nation, launching Friday, December 30th at 5 p.m. ET and running through Monday, January 2nd at 3 a.m. ET. Available on channel 18, along with the XM app and website, the station will feature “party hits” from genres across the entire platform.
In addition to live music, SiriusXM will present countdown specials highlighting the year’s biggest songs. Various channels will dig deeper with “all-time best” countdowns, including “The Top 100 Songs From the Cassette Era” (Classic Rewind), “The Top 20 Albums from 1971” (Classic Vinyl) and “The 13 Most Influential Drummers in Rock and Roll” (Deep Tracks), hosted by former Pink Floyd percussionist Nick Mason.
Willie Nelson has invited family and friends to celebrate the end of the year in Austin, with three nights of concerts on December 29, 30 and 21st. The concert will be at the Moody Theater, Austin City Live, in downtown Austin.
Special guest Ryan Bingham will perform all three nights, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will perform on New Year’s Eve.
Congratulations, Budrock “Buddy” Prewitt, beginning a new year as Lighting Director 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.
Thanks to Kevin Smith, for sharing this photo of his two crewmates.
Budrock has been a good friend of mine, and helpful with this blog, sending me photos and pictures and sharing his collections with me. Busy before shows, he finds time to take a picture of a billboard, or poster, and sends it to me to post on the blog. He knows how much Willie Nelson fans love hearing about Willie and seeing Willie. Buddy’s introduced me to some dear people, too, like Guthrie Thomas, who left us too soon. His Willie Nelson and Family guitar picks, designed by Buddy and Guthrie, and produced by Guthrie will be collected and loved by fans forever. I love my collection.
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
Buddy has seen more Willie Nelson & Family shows than anyone ever anywhere!
“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!”