I’m happy to see Willie’s schedule opening up into the next year, with this announcement that Willie will perform with Wynton Marsalis on Friday and Saturday nights, January 12, 13, at the Allen Room in New York City. Here’s the blurb: ”He’s got the right to sing the blues. As folk legend Willie Nelson told the great B. B. King and the late, great Ray Charles, “Gentlemen, I think I’m the only one here who actually had to pick cotton.” Country outlaw Willie Nelson and Crescent City son Wynton Marsalis come together on two stellar evening in the Allen Room to demonstrate soulfully why the blues should be our national anthem. Tickets are pricey, but worth every penny of it!