Mickey Raphael talks about touring with Highwaymen “It was like Mount Rushmore on Stage” (interview by Alison Richter)

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by:   Alison Richter

Mickey Raphael, Nelson’s harmonica player since 1973, remembers when he first heard about plans to make an album, following that Christmas concert. “Chips Moman was Willie’s producer at the time,” he says.

“I was driving Chips and Willie’s manager, Mark Rothbaum, around L.A. in my Acura Legend. We were packed into this two-door car, going to dinner, and they were talking about the four guys making this record. They were going to pitch the idea to Willie, and I’m going, ‘Wishful thinking. This will never happen. You’ll never get the four guys to agree to this. I hope you can pull it off.’ Apparently, they got Willie’s blessing, because pretty soon we were going to Nashville to record.”

 

Read Alison Richter’s entire, great interview with Mickey, and see more pictures and videos here.

https://www.musicradar.com/news/harmonica-legend-mickey-raphael-reflects-on-the-highwaymen-it-was-like-mount-rushmore-onstage

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