Posts Tagged ‘Willie Nelson’

King of the Road

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

“You know, it’s funny. One night in a motel in Phoenix, Arizona, I wrote ‘Dang Me’ in just four minutes. It took me six weeks to write ‘King of the Road.’ I was driving from Davenport, Iowa, to Chicago, and somewhere along the way I saw a sign on the road which read, Trailers for Sale or Rent,’ and for some reason that phrase stuck in my mind. It wasn’t until later, in Boise, Idaho, that i really sat down and made something out of it, . . . although I had to induce labor to get it completed. I got stuck after the first verse, so i went out to a Boise store and bought a statuette of a hobo. I sat and stared at it until the rest of the tune came to me.” —Roger Miller (as quoted in Billboard and the Nashville Banner)

Happy Shoeshine Friday!

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Willie Nelson pick of the day: Band of Brothers

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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“Willie’s “New Design” of his “Band of Brothers,” CD Picks. Dr, Budrock, and myself, agreed that the first design was a little to difficult to read. And neither Dr. Budrock L.D., or I, accept the unacceptable when it comes to Willie. If you received the first one, keep it, as it is now a very rare pick but, all of Willie’s picks are rare…

Designed by Dr. Buddy “Budrock” Prewitt, L.D.  As for me, I just push a button.”

Guthrie Thomas

Willie Nelson featured on new Ray Benson Album, “It Ain’t You”

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Music video for “It Ain’t You,” by Ray Benson featuring Willie Nelson. Appears on Ray Benson’s solo album, “A Little Piece.”
Directed by Aaron Brown
iTunes: http://bit.ly/XWXmyl
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1B96pLL

Farm Aid Bandannas

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

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This beautiful Farm Aid bandana features the four board members’ signatures: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews.  Another way to support Farm Aid, and their support of Family Farmers.  And you get a cool bandanna! Win-Win

$5.00

Buy yours here.

Single Tickets on sale tomorrow to Willie Nelson & Family Show in Galveston (11/14/14)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

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By: Galveston.com

If there are any tickets left after the Season Ticket Sales, then single tickets for the Willie Nelson & family show on __ go on sale tomorrow.  Single tickets for The Grand’s 2014-2015 “Celebrate With The Grand!” Performing Arts Season begin Monday, August 4th, and may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.

 CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2014-2015 SEASON EVENTS

WILLIE NELSON
Friday, November 14, 2014 – 8pm
Willie’s “On the Road Again” and his performance at The Grand is sure to be a highlight of the season. Recognized worldwide as a singer, songwriter, actor, and activist, Willie has penned more than 2,500 songs and released close to 300 albums. His five-decade career has included countless Grammys, American Music Awards, and Country Music Awards. Don’t be “Crazy” – order your tickets today!

Mark your calendars! Farm Aid — September 13, 2014

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Less than two months until these guys rock Farm Aid 2014! Get ready!

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Seth Rogan tweets plans to use Willie Nelson’s “Time of the Preacher” in new “Preacher” tv series

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Seth Rogan has been hired to develop a television series based on the popular comic book, “Preacher”, and he has been tweeting pictures from his story board.   His latest tweet shows plans to use Willie Nelson’s, “Time of the Preacher” for the opening scene.

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WIllie Nelson: Band of Brothers

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Band of Brothers (Sony / Legacy Recordings)

Phases & Stages

by: Tim Steagall

“Well, it seems that I’ve been here before/ So if this means that there is more – bring it on.”

So intones a familiar, reedy voice, none the worse for wear over 81 years and delivering the titular punch line with characteristic Lone Star Zen: laissez-faire delivery of steel resolve. Halfway through the first verse of the first song on the first album of predominantly self-penned material since 1996, Willie Nelson sounds downright pugilistic. On the occasion of his last set of originals, Spirit (inhale “Twisted Williemania,” Feb. 9, 1996), Abbott’s favorite son invited us aboard his bus the Honeysuckle Rose after having just been dropped by his label of 18 years, Columbia Records. For the better part of the next two decades, he then concentrated on his Louis Armstrong-like interpretive and duet skills – anyone, anytime, any place – occasionally hitting when paired with a Toby Keith (“Beer for My Horses”).

Now, Nelson’s Band of Brothers debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums rankings and No. 5 overall, breaking several of his own career highs. All he needed to revive his commercial fortunes was to obey his calling: songwriting. Remember, having penned deathless standards including “Hello, Walls,” “Crazy,” “Night Life,” and “Funny How Time Slips Away,” the Red-Headed Stranger didn’t make his name on his braids. While Band of Brothers‘ new ones are co-writes with the producer Buddy Cannon, the lyrics are clearly Nelson’s, which taken as a whole constitute as deeply personal a document as any he’s authored. One key track, “Guitar in the Corner,” acknowledges writer’s block before turning it into a metaphor for a faltering relationship: “There’s a guitar in the corner/ That used to have a song/ I would hold it while it played me/ And I would sing along.” Two plays later, Nelson’s hitting “The Wall,” singing of spending “Half my life ridin’ on a rocket/ One world to the next then on and on,” afterward resolving to make improvements: “Taking things to make it make me better/ Remembering things I never knew I’d knew.”

Accompanying Western grooves that harness all the compositions into a cohesive ride – each accessorized with the bandleader’s Django Reinhardt-loving acoustic guitar solos – most of the lyrics speak of broken-down romance, with lines as telling as those in “Send Me a Picture” (“Send me a picture when we were together/ When we held the world in the palm of our hands/ When life had a future forever and ever”). Elsewhere, his interpretive muscles flex hard, as with Billy Joe Shaver’s modern country protest, “Hard to Be an Outlaw”: “Singin’ ’bout the back roads that they never have been down/ They go and call it country but that ain’t the way it sounds”. Even then, Band of Brothers belongs solely to Willie Nelson. This is the sound of rust being ground out, cylinders squeaking back to life, engines and carburetors opening wide on the road again.

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Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe” (Fourth of July Picnic, Fort Worth, Texas) (2014)

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Willie Nelson celebrates Father’s Day

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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With some of his children:  Amy, Lana, Micah

Johnny Depp, on guitar, with Willie Nelson

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

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www.people.com
by: Megan Johnson

Johnny Depp has a lot of friends. So when Willie Nelson & Family came to town on Tuesday for a concert with Alison Krauss, Depp made sure to spend some time with his country legend pal – onstage.

Clad in jeans, a black T-shirt and glasses, the low-key star played electric guitar alongside Nelson throughout the entire set at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion by the Boston waterfront.

Nelson didn’t announce that a movie star was on his stage – when introducing his band, the 81-year-old kept it on a first-name basis.

“He just said something like, ‘And that’s Johnny over there playin’ the guitar,’ ” said concertgoer Kristen Panderson, of Boston, who pointed out that Depp “even played a solo in one of the songs.”

Earlier that day, Depp, 51, and costar Juno Temple filmed scenes on the South Boston set of Black Mass, in which he plays notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.

Depp also got a visit over the weekend from fiancée Amber Heard, who was spotted hanging out behind the scenes during filming and making herself a sandwich.

Willie Nelson and Johnny Depp, together again, in Boston

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

www.nydailynews.com
by:  Zayda Rivera

Johnny Depp is a rocker at heart.

So when the 51-year-old actor had a moment to jam onstage with his pal Willie Nelson during the country star’s Boston show Tuesday, Depp didn’t hesitate.

In true Depp fashion, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star snuck onstage quietly and began strumming his guitar.

“(Nelson) just said something like, ‘And that’s Johnny over there playin’ the guitar,'” concertgoer Kristen Panderson told People that the 81-year-old country crooner said, adding that Depp “even played a solo in one of the songs.”

Fans were excited to see the award-winning actor join Nelson & Family along with Alison Krauss at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion performance.

“When #JohnnyDepp joined #WillieNelson onstage at BH Pavilion we figured one tune,” @GlobeRodman tweeted along with a photo of Depp onstage. “He’s played whole set.”

“From last night, some good looking fellas,” Nelson wrote on Instagram along with a photo including the actor and a couple of bandmates.

Depp is currently in Boston filming “Black Mass” costarring Juno Temple, in which he plays real life gangster Whitey Bulger.

His fiancée, Amber Heard, 28, also reportedly paid a visit to the Massachusetts capital recently to hang out on her man’s movie set.

“She’s a wonderful girl,” Depp said in a previous interview with the “Today” show. “She’s sharp as a tack, a wonderful southern belle and sweet as can be and very good for me.”

 

Viva la World Cup; Willie Nelson celebrates on ESPN

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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@FIFAWorldCup @willienelson @espn U.S.A. ole Ole Ole Ole! Willie celebrating win!

Thank you Willie Nelson & Family, and you know who you are, for sharing that photo on facebook.

Willie Nelson & Family at Radio City Music Hall (Sold Out)

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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