Willie Nelson, on Soundstage (2/25/09)


‘Soundstage,’ the television music series filmed in Chicago and aired on PBS will begin it’s 8th season on January 21, 2010.  Tim McGraw kicks off the series.  The 2010 season will also include performances from Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Fray and Three Girls and Their Buddy: Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller.

Willie Nelson filmed his segment last September, and that show will air on February 25th.  Willie performed with an eight-piece band, assembled by T-Bone Burnett, including Willie on his guitar, a banjo, mandolin, fiddle and steel guitar.   Burnette produced an album by Willie and this group of musicians earlier this year in Nashville, and, includings  Bob Wills’ Trouble In Mind, Bill Mack’s, ‘Drinking Champagne’, Al Dexter’s Pistol Packin’ Mamma and the Joe “Red” Hayes and Jack Rhodes classic Satisfied Mind,  Johnny Bush’s, ‘Whiskey River, and Dark As A Dungeon.’


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