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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Snapshot - Willie Nelson concert

Earlier this week, my husband and I went to see Willie Nelson in concert. Willie always puts on a good show, but at 78 years old, you can sort of see that he is slowing down a little bit!  But he played for a solid hour and a half with hardly any breaks or talking, so you gotta hand it to him for that!

Willie and his sister Bobbie (playing piano)

Willie's faithful old guitar, Trigger

Mickey Rapheal - has played harmonica with Willie for over 40 years!

Willie in all his glory!
He played all his hits, plus a couple of new songs.  My favorite was "Always On My Mind" and his new song, "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die."

His long-time drummer, Paul English, was playing with him - doing a drum tag-team thing with his younger brother Billy English.  It was cool to see them switch off and never miss a beat from one song to the next!

And Willie's younger sister Bobbie tore the piano up!  She is an amazing, old-time, keyboard banging player and she adds just the right sound to brother Willie's songs!  She had to be helped to her piano, but once she was there, she owned that baby grand!

You never know who you'll see at a Willie Nelson concert - I saw author Kinky Friedman wandering around the coliseum during the show (you couldn't miss that big ol' cigar he always has in his mouth!) and my husband said he caught a glimpse of actress/comedian Ruth Buzzi (Laugh-In) there as well.

A good time was had by all!

(If you'd like to read our review of the show - click here:  http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2012/oct/10/willie-nelson-show-not-perfect-but-thats-willie/)

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme sponsored by Alyce at At Home With Books. Click here to check out the other blogs that are participating this week!


bermudaonion said...

Wow, he's truly a living legend.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I adore Willie Nelson...and I have Always On My Mind as one of my ringtones. Haven't heard his newest one.

Thanks for sharing.

And thanks for visiting my blog.

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Willie Nelson has always struck me as a great human being. Never seen him in concert, though.

Alyce said...

What a neat opportunity for you!

Joy Weese Moll said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing this experience with us!

Paulita said...

What fun! A night out with rollicking music. Here's Mine

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

How fun! It's so special to see those legendary performers perform their classic songs.

Booksnyc said...

What a concert! His voice is so distinctive.

Christine Harding said...

Sounds like a real fun evening, and what a character he is, still making music at 78! No Snapshot from me this week, but I'm enjoying looking at everyone else's.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

That looks like fun. It's been ages since I've been to a live concert.