Willie Nelson & Family, in Topeka, KS (4/20/2010)

by:  Nick Spacek

Willie Nelson is an interesting cat to see live. First of all, he’s the sort of showman the likes of which don’t come through as often as one would like. The man just gets up there and plays. There’s no pandering to the audience, there’s no flashy videos, there’s no banter — there’s Willie, there’s his band, there’s a big honkin’ Texas flag as the backdrop, and they play for nearly two hours. That’s your show.  There was some full-on jamming going down on stage, and Willie was busting out guitar licks to beat the band.  .

Set list
Whiskey River
Still Is Still Moving
Beer For My Horses
Shoeshine Man
Funny How Time Slips Away
Night Life
Me and Paul
If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Angels Flying to Close to the Ground
On the Road Again
Always On My Mind
Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Pistol Packin’ Mama
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Milkcow Blues
Healing Hands of Time
You Ask Me To
Georgia On My Mind
Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
Hey, Good Lookin’
Move It On Over
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
I’ll Fly Away
Bloody Mary Morning
City of New Orleans
All the Girls I’ve Loved Before
I Saw the Light

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