Posts Tagged ‘Willie Nelson’

Willie Nelson: American Classic

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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  • The Nearness of you
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • If I Had You (with Diana Krall)
  • Ain’t Misbehaving
  • I Miss You So
  • Because of You
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside (with Norah Jones)
  • Angel Eyes
  • On the Street Where You Live
  • Since I Fell For You
  • You Were Always on My Mind

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Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Thanks to Phil Weisman, for sending along this photo from his collection of Willie Nelson photos. I love this picture.

Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, “You Remain”

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Glenn Campbell, Kenny Rogers

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

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And then there was Willie Nelson

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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“Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Who better to start your Sunday off, than with Willie Nelson singing Kris Kristofferson?

“The Highwaymen” @ Farm Aid 1985 (with Glen Campbell)

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Highwaymen, with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Glen Campbell sing “Highwayman” at Farm Aid in Champaign, Illinois on September 22, 1985.

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station 2014 Tour

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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photos:  Jim Dyson/Kevork Djansezian,

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by: Christina Vinson

 Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station are joining forces for their first-ever co-headlining tour.

The two icons will be touring together throughout the spring and summer, hitting up 35 cities in the United States. The run will kick off on May 1 in Murray, Ken., with its last stop in Toledo, Ohio on July 18.

Nelson and Krauss’ tour marks the first time the first time the pair of legends have shared the stage. They’ll be hitting the road with their two full bands, Willie Nelson and Family and Alison Krauss and Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas.

Two of country music’s most iconic talents in one stop? Yes, please.

The tour is sure to be unforgettable, as the two icons’ unique personalities and phenomenal musicianship — along with their respective long list of award-winning songs — will be something no country fan should miss.

The talent won’t stop at the headliners, either. Joining for separate portions of the tour will be folk trio the Devil Makes Three, two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves and celebrated songwriter Jason Isbell.

Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson 2014 Tour Dates:

5/1 – Murray, Ken. CFSB Center/Murray State University
5/2 – Atlanta, Ga. | Chastain Park Amphitheatre
5/3 – Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson Boling Arena
5/4 – Cary, N.C. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre
5/6 – St. Augustine, Fla. | St. Augustine Amphitheatre
5/8 – Daniel Island, S.C. | Family Circle Cup Stadium
5/9 – Simpsonville, S.C. | Charter Amphitheatre
5/10 – Greensboro, N.C. | White Oak Amphitheatre
5/11 – Huntington, W.V. | Big Sandy Superstar Arena
5/13 – Roanoke, Va. | Roanoke Civic Center
5/14 – Columbus, Ohio | Schottenstein Center
5/16 – Nashville, Tenn. | The Woods at Fontanel
5/17 – Birmingham, Ala. | BJCC
5/18 – Augusta, Ga. | James Brown Arena
6/5 – Southaven, Miss. | Snowden Grove Amphitheater
6/6 – Louisville, Ken. | Waterfront Park
6/7 – Lewiston, N.Y. | Artpark
6/8 – Bethel, N.Y. | Bethel Woods Center For the Arts
6/10 –  New York, N.Y. | Radio City Music Hall
6/13 – Philadelphia, Penn. | Mann Center
6/14 – Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/15 – Simsbury, Ct. | Simsbury Meadows
6/17 – Boston, Mass. | Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/19 – Bangor, Maine | Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/20 – Gilford, N.H. | Bank of NH Pavillion at Meadowbrook
6/21 – Canandaigua, N.Y. | CMAC Performing Arts Center
7/6 – Kansas City, Mo. | Starlight Theatre
7/7 – Rogers, Ariz. | Arkansas Music Pavilion
7/9 – Oklahoma City, Okla. | Zoo Amphitheatre
7/11 – Council Bluffs, Iowa | Harrah’s Stir Cove
7/12 – Chicago, Ill. | Ravinia Festival
7/13 – Detroit, Mich. | Freedom Hill
7/15 – Rama, Ontario | Casino Rama
7/17 – Interlochen, Mich. | Kresge Auditorium
7/18 – Toledo, Ohio | Toledo Zoo

 

Willie Nelson in solidarity with people of Appalachia

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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http://enewspf.com/latest-news

Country music legend Willie Nelson is joining the fight in Congress to protect Appalachian communities from the impacts of the devastating mining practice of mountaintop removal.

In a new music video that depicts dynamiting operations in Appalachia and their ruinous consequences, the American icon sings “America the Beautiful” to highlight opposition to giving coal companies free rein to blast the tops off mountains and dump dangerous pollution into surrounding streams and creeks.

The House of Representatives will vote on a bill Tuesday that would make it easier to dump the tons of toxic waste and debris from these mountaintop mining operations into Appalachian streams.

“Willie Nelson is a strong voice for everyday Americans, as shown by his solidarity with the people of Appalachia,” said Jon Devine, senior attorney in NRDC’s Water Program. “This legislation would clear the way for more destruction and more pollution. It must be stopped.”

Nelson, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, and first winner of the Country Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, has long championed the people and communities of rural America with his Farm Aid concerts.

The video, produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council, features Nelson’s song playing over scenes of wooded Appalachian mountains being dynamited by coal companies and the resulting boulders, ash and sludge cascading down on to communities below.

The bill scheduled for Tuesday’s House of Representatives vote, HR 2824, would lock in place a George W. Bush-era rule change that opened up local streams to the pollution caused by the ravages of mountaintop mining. Under this practice, companies are blasting off entire mountaintops to get at the thin coal seams below. They’re filling local rivers and streams with blasted debris, and sacrificing the safety and sanctity of countless communities in the region.

Mountaintop removal mining has already leveled more than 500 mountaintops, poisoned or buried over 2,000 miles of streams, and destroyed communities across Appalachia. Top scientists agree that the ecological damage of mountaintop removal is largely irreversible.

For more background on mountaintop removal, see: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/mountaintopremoval.php

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The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.

Willie Nelson Art, by Billy Austin

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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Willie Nelson, Lily Meola, “Will You Remember Mine” (SXSW iTunes Festival)

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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Andrew Bernstein dishes on Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia and more in, “California Slim”

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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The story begins in 1962 with Andy and his then unknown banjo teacher, a young Jerry Garcia, finger picking in a back room at a music studio in Palo Alto, and ends in 1980 with Andy sharing joints and good times with the Willie Nelson Family. A skinny six-foot-seven-inch Jewish kid (later known as “California Slim”), Andy divided his time between the usual adolescent interests and music, for which he would go on to provide a capital M by promoting and staging concerts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. His Palo Alto nightclub, Homer’s Warehouse, across the street from Stanford University, brought revolutionary musicians to young sensibilities hungry for new driving rhythms.

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Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart once said, “There was a community in need of music, and music in need of a community.” That community was San Francisco in the ’60s and ’70s, and that music was rock ‘n’ roll.

Presenting every baby boomer’s musical dream, Andrew Bernstein’s “California Slim” takes readers on a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes psychedelic journey through San Francisco’s cultural and musical revolution.

The book provides a real taste of rock ‘n’ roll history, from the moment Bernstein was a 14-year-old kid taking banjo lessons from an unknown music teacher named Jerry Garcia, to the red carpet premier of Willie Nelson’s first movie, “Honeysuckle Rose.”

“California Slim: The Music, the Magic, and the Madness” By Andrew Bernstein ISBN: 978-1-4797-7045-8 Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Xlibris online bookstores

About the Author In 1969, Andrew Bernstein began working as a creative partner in Crimson Madness, a producer of light shows at Bill Graham’s famed Fillmore West. Bernstein also worked with the legendary B.B. King, Albert King, Iron Butterfly, Boz Skaggs, Grateful Dead, Original Fleetwood Mac, Willie Nelson and many others. He currently resides in San Francisco.

John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit, featuring Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson (4/13/14)

Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Online Auction:  charitybuzz.com/johnvarvatos

Johnny Depp joins Willie Nelson on stage in Austin

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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photo and storyby:  Suzanne Cordeiro

Living legend Willie Nelson hit the Main Stage of Rodeo Austin on Sunday, March 9 and mega star Johnny Depp joined him on stage to perform his entire set.   Johnny is not only an incredible actor and film producer, but also an accomplished musician.  Johnny Depp has been playing guitar since he was a child and it is not uncommon to find him performing with a variety of notable musicians.  For an Austin, Texas gig during SXSW however, playing lead guitar alongside Willie Nelson might just be the coolest gig ever.

See more stories, and the rest of the article here.

Johnny Depp joins Willie Nelson & Family on stage at Austin Rodeo (3/9/14)

Monday, March 10th, 2014