A little Willie and more on a Saturday night
January 10, 2015 4:42 PM   Subscribe

Just a Saturday night reprieve A celebration of Willie Nelson , a songwriter and singer who never fails to evoke some emotion. With these vids he does not fail. I think he is our modern day Hank Williams Enjoy these duos with some of the worlds most contemporary artists. Diana Krall and Elvis Costello , Norah Jones and finally Wynton Marsalis.
posted by smudgedlens (12 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I love love love his Marsalis show! Great rapport, mutual respect, and really touching performances through and through...
posted by ReeMonster at 5:03 PM on January 10, 2015

Well, he gives me the willies. In fact, I'd go as far as to argue that he has overtaken Ol' Hank simply through his longevity (and Hank Jr. seriously besmirching his dad's legacy).

Still could use a little more traveling music
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:18 PM on January 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

...and no current Willie Nelson collection is complete without this.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:23 PM on January 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm not normally a fan of Diana Krall at all, but that performance of 'Crazy' linked above was very sweet.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:24 PM on January 10, 2015

I'll point you to Trigger.

I love Willie... Texas treasure.
posted by Benway at 7:14 PM on January 10, 2015

When mama (me) says, "Time to burn off the brush pile," it is short for break out the lawn chairs, pokin' sticks, beer (them), Willie singing out of one of the automobile stereos parked on the grass and, eventually, jar likker (me (and them too if they dare.) )
posted by maggieb at 7:38 PM on January 10, 2015 [3 favorites]

This one is on Milk Cow Blues.
posted by maggieb at 7:43 PM on January 10, 2015

I was actually looking for something else to share here and came across this.... 1962...
posted by HuronBob at 8:07 PM on January 10, 2015

maggieb... let me know the next time you're going to fire up the brush pile....
posted by HuronBob at 8:22 PM on January 10, 2015

I have seen him perform on several occasions. He is always on...and I have seen him collecting his payment in cash to avoid the IRS...but then who doesn't like a good fight with the IRS. So good to hear one of the outlaws still making music.
posted by OhSusannah at 8:48 PM on January 10, 2015

Saw him about fifteen years ago. (Jesus, that long?!?!?!) Magical set. Really. Long live Willie.
posted by notsnot at 9:05 PM on January 10, 2015

Hank Williams? Who was only in the music biz about a decade and change? Willie Nelson's been around music and bands for seven decades. One possible difference: Hank Williams was a drunk. Willie Nelson is a stoner.
posted by telstar at 12:28 AM on January 11, 2015

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