Kelly, of Austin, sent these pictures she took of Willie Nelson’s surprise appearance at Waterloo Records today. She went there expecting to see Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, but ever hopeful, like fans tend to be, she took a book, hoping she would get lucky and Willie Nelson would show up. And he did!
About 200 people got an unexpected treat Thursday evening when Willie Nelson made an appearance with Asleep at the Wheel during an in-store performance at Waterloo Records.
Asleep at the Wheel gave the concert at the record shop on West Sixth Street in support of “Willie and the Wheel,” a collection of Western Swing classics that was recently released.
About three songs into the set, Nelson joined the band and performed about a dozen songs.
Afterward, Nelson was busy signing autographs for fans on everything from CD covers to fans themselves.
“We’ve been touring for a couple of weeks and talking about what we can do to promote the record, and this seemed like a great idea,” Nelson said.