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Monday, April 12th, 2010

Paula Nelson & The Guilty Pleasures, with special Guest, at Willie’s Place, Carl’s Corner, TX (4/10/2010)

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Paula Nelson and the Guilty Pleasures put on a great show Saturday Night at Willie’s Theater.  And thanks to Willie Nelson, Luck Films and Willie’s NightLife Theater, the excited fans in that little Texas town were not the only fans who got to enjoy the concert.  For the first time ever, the show was streamed live all over the world, to a computer near you.

Paula is recovering from an injury to her foot from a fall off a ladder, and she came to the stage on crutches.   Sitting for her set didn’t slow her down any, and she enterentertained us all with one great song after another singing our favorite songs from earlier albums. 

Paula and the band also introduced new songs which will appear on their new album, which will be coming out this spring.  Her new material continues in the self-revealing style of all of Paula’s music — it’s emotional, it’s personal, and she doesn’t hold back anything when she sings it.  Her voice is strong and more beautiful than ever, and when she sang her songs, she just lifted the audience up and took us all with her.  She is such a good singer/songwriter, and she and her band continue to rise together with their talent. 

The Luck Films crew were working hard, and those of us in the audience had to behave ourselves, a little bit, to accommodate their filming.  Mostly, we had to sit down, which is always hard at a concert where Paula and her band are playing, and especially when Willie Nelson shows up to join his daughter.   But I think we were well behaved, for the most part.

Paula introduced her dad by pointing out that she really didn’t need to introduce him to anyone.   Willie Nelson is her Papa Bear, but she has been sharing him with us fans all her life.  He came on quietly, almost like any other guitar player asked to sit in with the band, but of course he wasn’t just any other guitar player and the crowd went crazy. 

Paula and Willie sang the  Creedence Clearwater song, ‘Have you Seen the Rain,’ which will be included on her new album.  On the album, Lukas Nelson joined his dad and sister, too.  It was such a treat to see Paula and Willie sing this song together; it suits both their voices and I like it better than the original, with all due respect to CCR. 

It was strange seeing Willie work his amp and equipment by himself throughout the show.   He always cranks up his amp during his shows for different songs, but on Saturday, he was plugging into the amp, and worked with the Willie’s Place Theater Crew getting things set up right.   

I didn’t get any good pictures of Paula and her dad singing that song.  I had what I thought was the best seat in the house, but I think the film crew thought so, too, because they stood right in front of me and filmed Willie and Paula.  I didn’t mind, though, I was so happy to be there and loved watching them sing over the photographer’s shoulder.

I’ve heard from several people who watched the live streaming of the show, and they were thrilled to get to be a part of the concert.  I haven’t heard if the show will be archived, if we can watch it or if it will be released as a video for sale.  I hope so!  It was a great concert. 



 

 Thanks so much to Willie’s Place Theater, and Carl’s Corner.  As always, they made us feel like special guests.  The sound system is great, and it is a cozy place to see a show, if you get a chance.  To find out who else will be playing there, visit their site:
www.WilliesPlacetheater.com.

Willie Nelson, at Willie’s Place Theater, Carl’s Corner, TX (3/10/2010)

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Willie Nelson’s Trigger at Willie’s Place Theater

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

If anyone didn’t know who the surprise guest was going to be last night at Paula Nelson’s concert, the cat was out of the bag as soon as Willie’s Guitar came on stage.

Waylon Payne, at Willie’s Place Theater (4/10/2010)

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Waylon Payne performed a solo acoustical set before Paula and her band came out.  He sang a string of slow ballads, among other songs, and his music is so beautiful.  He sang the song he wrote which LeeAnn Womack recorded, and which song was nominated for a grammy. 

Here’s LeeAnn Womack singing the song, but I hope you get a chance to hear Waylon Sing this song.  It’s Beautiful.

By William Michael Smith
http://blogs.houstonpress.com

The son of music royalty – his father is Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne, his mother was Nashville hitmaker Sammi Smith of “Help Me Make It Through the Night” fame – Waylon Payne is one of the best of the new breed of Nashville’s young writers in Nashville. So good, in fact, he’s nominated for a Grammy this year for writing Lee Ann Womack’s “Solitary Thinkin’.”

Payne, a scene stealer in his role as Jerry Lee Lewis in Walk the Line, wasn’t exactly embraced by Nashville when he recorded The Drifter in Los Angeles with Keith Gattis in 2004. But Pat Green heard the album and convinced his label Universal South to take a listen and a chance. The album, which was barely promoted, did little. But people in the business began to record Payne’s songs.

Green, Charlie Robison, and Shelby Lynne, in whose band Payne played for several years, all covered songs from The Drifter. But the biggest music break yet for Payne was Womack and producer Tony Brown picking “Solitary Thinkin'” for Womack’s 2009 album Call Me Crazy.

Clay Canfield at Willie’s Place, Carl’s Corner, Texas (4/10/2010)

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Clay Canfield opened up the show last night at Willie’s Theater, Carl’s Corner, Texas.

Visit his website atwww.claycanfield.net/

Paula Nelson, Willie Nelson & Friends at Willie’s Place, Carl’s Corner, TX (4/10/2010)

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Don’t forget!  Tomorrow night Paula Nelson & The Guilty Pleasures are playing at Willie’s Place Theater, in Carl’s Corner, TX. 

The show is sold out, but it will be broadcast live on Willie’s Place, Sirius/XM Radio, starting at 9:00 Colorado time (11:00 ET). 

And for the first time ever, the concert will be streamed live over the internet, as part of a collaboration between Willie Nelson, Luck Films and Willie’s Place Theater.   To get the link to the website, visit www.LuckFilms.com or www.WilliesPlaceTexas.com.

This is going to be great.  Tell your friends!  I’m going to the show; I couldn’t resist.   I’m leaving early in the morning, so I gotta pack.

Waylon Payne will also be performing! 

For information on subscribing to Sirius/XM radio and listening to it on satellite radio:  www.xmradio.com.

Willie Nelson, Willie’s Place Theater, Carl’s Corner, TX (12/16/2009)

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Willie’s Place Theater, Carl’s Corner, Texas

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Here’s the stage where all the magic happens!  See a show there if you can; it’s a cozy venue to hear music.  Not a bad seat in the house and the sound system is exceptional.   For information on shows, visit www.Williesplacetexas.com.

Paula Nelson and the Guilty Pleasures, and Waylon Payne, will perform this Saturday, April 10th, at Willie’s Place.  The show will be streamed live over the internet, so for those fans who can’t be there — you can watch it on the world wide web!  To buy tickets to the show, or get information about the live feed, visit www.WilliesplaceTexas.com or www.LuckFilms.com.


Dallas Wayne and Willie Nelson
Sirius/XM Studio, Carl’s Corner, Texas

Dallas Wayne broadcasts Monday through Friday on Willie’s Place, from the Sirius/XM Radio studio’s at Carl’s Corner.   If you are there during the week when he is on, go up to the window and throw kisses at him, flash him, or something to see if you can make him laugh.

If you are not listening to Dallas, and Bill Mack on Willie’s Place Sirius/XM Radio, you are missing out.   It’s the only place you can hear Willie Nelson music that hasn’t been released yet, Willie Nelson music that may never get released, and music from rare albums that you just can’t find anywhere. 

They are friends and fans of Willie, and they have their own stories and anecdotes to share about Willie and other musicians.  Bill and Dallas know so many musicians, it’ s not unusual to turn on the radio and hear them talking with one musical legend or another.  They have all the latest news about Willie Nelson and Family, and best of all,  Willie calls in on Wednesdays and talks with Bill Mack and talks to fans.  To subscribe to Sirius/XM (worth every penny), www.Sirius.com.

p.s.  Sirius/XM Radio has a Grateful Dead channel, and so much more.  There’s something for everyone.

Paula Nelson: Live! And on the World Wide Web (4/10/2010)

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Tickets are selling fast for this show at Willie’s Place Theater, Carl’s Corner, on April 10th, 2010.  If you get a reserved ticket, you will most likely be part of the world wide broadcast of this show, as it is streamed over the internet.

For tickets to the show, and to find the link to the live broadcast on April 10th, visit:

www.Williesplacetexas.com

Gene Watson and Amber Digby at Country Classic Concerts at Willie’s Place Theater (4/17/2010)

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Live from Carl’s Corner: Paula Nelson and Friends (4/10/2010)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Paula Nelson will be part of the first ever live video stream broadcast from Carl’s Corner next month. Paula Nelson and the Guilty Pleasures perform in Willie’s Place Theater on April 10, 2010, and they will be joined by Jarrett Schaub and the Vagabonds. The entire concert will be broadcast live over the internet for all of us to enjoy.

This project is a Willie Nelson and Luck Films and Willie’s Place Theater collaboration. Luck Films really hit the ground running — they just formally announced their business and their website at:
www.LuckFilms.com. And they’ve put out so many great music videos of Willie Nelson & Friends and trailer’s to upcoming movies. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

And even more great news, fans are invited to be part of this historic event. Reserve seat ticket holders will be part of the broadcast, and your image might be broadcast all over the world!

Today Dallas Wayne, on Willie’s Place/Sirius/XM radio, assured those folks who had warrants out or were part of the witness protection program, that they could buy a general admission ticket and hide out in the back. Now, that’s just thoughtful!

Tickets are $12.00 for the reserved/broadcast audience, and $8.00 for general admission. For ticket information, visit the venue’s website, where they will have a link up soon
www.WilliesPlaceTexas.com. Or call 866-255-2223.

Paula Nelson: Live and World Wide, from Willie’s Place Theater (4/10/2010)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Paula Nelson will be part of the first ever live video stream broadcast from Carl’s Corner next month.  Paula Nelson and the Guilty Pleasures perform in Willie’s Place Theater on April 10, 2010, and they will be joined by Jarrett Schaub and the Vagabonds.  The entire concert will be broadcast live over the internet for all of us to enjoy.

This project is a Willie Nelson and Luck Films and Willie’s Place Theater collaboration.  Luck Films really hit the ground running — they just formally announced their business and their website at:
www.LuckFilms.com.  And they’ve put out so many great music videos of Willie Nelson & Friends and trailer’s to upcoming movies.  I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

And even more great news, fans are invited to be part of this historic event.  Reserve seat ticket holders will be part of the broadcast, and your image might be broadcast all over the world! 

Today Dallas Wayne, on Willie’s Place/Sirius/XM radio, assured those folks who had warrants out or were part of the witness protection program, that they could buy a general admission ticket and hide out in the back.  Now, that’s just thoughtful!

Tickets are $12.00 for the reserved/broadcast audience, and $8.00 for general admission.  For ticket information, visit  the venue’s website, where they will have a link up soon
www.WilliesPlaceTexas.com.  Or call 866-255-2223.

Stephen Girsh hosts Gospel Sunday at Willie’s Place Theater today

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Gospel Sunday
March 21. 2010
Willie’s Place Theater
Carl’s Corner, Texas
www.WIlliesPlaceTexas.com

(Reserve seats include Blue Skies Cafe Gospel Lunch)

Luck Films Presents: Ray Price, at Willie’s Place Theater (12/16/2009)

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Ray Price – “San Antonio Rose” from Luck Films on Vimeo.

This  is another great video just released by Luck Films, from the Willie Nelson & Family & Friends concert at Willie’s Place Theater, Carl’s Corner, Texas on December 16, 2009. 

Luck Films has their website up, and you can see all the videos that have been released from that concert, along with more footage and news about projects they are working on.

I was lucky enough to be at this concert, and I love seeing these videos.  Those guys really captured the feeling of being in that little theater, listing to those amazing artists.  I was trying to take pictures, but the lighting was off from where I sat; but the light captured in their videos is so good.

Check out these videos, all released by Luck Films in the past two weeks.  Wow; keep ’em coming.
http://vimeo.com/9880609.  

— Lukas Nelson: ‘Floodin’ Down in Texas’
— Billy Joe Shaver:  ‘I’m Gonna Live Forever’
— Willie Nelson, Bill Mack:  ‘Drinking Champagne’
— Willie Nelson, Ron Blackwood and Blackwood Quartet:  ‘I’ll Fly Away’
— Ray Price, ‘San Antonio Rose’

Visit www.LuckFilms.com