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Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: April 29, 2023 22:34

I'm 60 miles up the coast, and can already smell the weed and see the distant billowing clouds over the horizon...smiling smiley

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 29, 2023 23:45


Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: BeastyBurdeny ()
Date: April 30, 2023 00:56

hope everyone has a good time at this one and that Uncle Neil gets a fire under him for a tour.

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Zotz ()
Date: April 30, 2023 04:09

You Tube Willie Nelson Red Carpet Live Feed - Austin American-Statement



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Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: April 30, 2023 04:28

Here it is...live from the red carpet...Norah Jones currently chatting...





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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Zotz ()
Date: April 30, 2023 05:29

Red carpet lady announcer said Willie is not singing tonight, so Keith probably will sing tomorrow?

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: April 30, 2023 06:30

It looks like the only live coverage for tonight's concert comes from the Los Angeles Times: [www.latimes.com]

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: MizzAmandaJonez ()
Date: April 30, 2023 07:01

Christiano! Great find on the LA times semi live written feed…

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: April 30, 2023 11:13

Quote
Zotz
Red carpet lady announcer said Willie is not singing tonight, so Keith probably will sing tomorrow?


Pretty sure that was Willie out there tonight. Neil, George Strait and Snoop Dogg seemed pretty convinced it was Willie.

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Lien ()
Date: April 30, 2023 13:04

“We thought this iconic venue would be really cool,” said Wortman, who spoke to USA TODAY on Thursday after watching Nelson rehearse a segment on stage with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards."

[simplyhew.com]

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: April 30, 2023 16:37

Quote
Zotz
Red carpet lady announcer said Willie is not singing tonight, so Keith probably will sing tomorrow?

Well that sucks if you had tickets for Saturday…

Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 30, 2023 17:13

Willie Nelson inhales the love at 90th birthday concert

By ANDREW DALTON
April 30, 2023

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Are there any more real cowboys?” Neil Young sang Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl on a rare evening when he was neither the headliner nor, at age 77, even close to the oldest artist on the bill.

Providing an instant answer, Willie Nelson, wearing a cowboy hat and red-white-and-blue guitar strap, slowly strolled on to the stage on his 90th birthday, bringing the crowd of more than 17,000 to its feet.

Nelson sat in a chair — one of the few onstage concessions he's made to age — and joined Young for the rest of their 1985 duet, “Are There Any More Real Cowboys?”

“I want to thank all the artists who came out tonight to help celebrate whatever it is we're celebrating,” said Nelson, feigning senility and getting a laugh.

The moment came three hours into the first of a two-night celebration of the country legend at the open-air Los Angeles amphitheater, where generations of stars sang his songs in tribute.

“As a kid growing up in Texas, it seemed like there was nothing bigger than Willie Nelson,” said Owen Wilson, one of the evening's emcees along with Helen Mirren, Ethan Hawke and Jennifer Garner. “And looking out at the Hollywood Bowl tonight, it still feels like there's nothing bigger than Willie Nelson.”

After Young, Nelson brought out George Strait, a country superstar of the following generation, for their self-referential duet, “Sing One With Willie,” followed by the Willie perennial, “Pancho and Lefty,” with Strait singing the part once played by the late Merle Haggard.

Nelson then shouted, “Come out and roll one with me Snoop!”

Strutting out came rapper Snoop Dogg, sitting next to Nelson as they launched into their stoner anthem, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die." Perhaps fittingly, each seemed to forget the words at times. The two friends looked too happy to care.

“Somebody make some noise for the legend Mr. Willie Nelson!” Snoop shouted mid-song.

The parade of partners illustrated one of the night's themes: Willie brings people together.

“All of the sudden, it didn't matter if you were a hillbilly or a hippie, everyone was a Willie Nelson fan," Wilson said of Nelson's late-blooming emergence as a singing superstar when he left Nashville, Tennessee, and returned to his native Texas in the 1970s. “Even the Dalai Lama is a Willie Nelson fan. It's true."

The crowd, which ranged from small children to seniors, illustrated the point. The stands were dotted with cowboy hats while hippies danced in the aisles and weed smoke wafted in the air.

Miranda Lambert thrilled them with a rousing, sing-along version of “Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” Nelson's 1978 hit with Waylon Jennings. The Chicks blazed through 1970's “Bloody Mary Morning” at the same break-neck pace that Willie and his Family Band played it live in their prime.

Nelson has outlived nearly every member of that band, which backed him for decades of constant touring and recording. His little sister and piano player, Bobbie Nelson, died last year. She got her own tribute from Norah Jones, who banged the keys through the younger Nelson's saloon-style solo song, “Down Yonder,” from Willie Nelson's definitive 1975 album, “Red Headed Stranger.”

While many of the women who took the stage played rousing rockers, most of the men went in for quiet emotion.

Chris Stapleton kept his guitar at his side through a soft, reflective rendition of “Always on My Mind," Nelson's biggest solo hit of the 1980s. Nelson's son Lukas sang “Angel Flying Too Close to The Ground” alone with his acoustic guitar, his voice a dead ringer for his dad's.

Another surviving member of the Family Band, harmonica master Mickey Raphael, was part of the weekend's house band, led by Don Was, which backed almost everyone.

Nelson also has outlived most of his classic collaborators. But an essential one, his 86-year-old Highwaymen bandmate Kris Kristofferson, made it to the stage to join Rosanne Cash, the daughter of another Highwayman: Johnny Cash.

Rosanne Cash was singing Nelson's “Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)” when Kristofferson, who wrote the song, came out and harmonized with her on the choruses.

Nelson's musical diversity was another evening theme.

“He blends and bends genres," Mirren said from the stage. “His timing and categories are his own.”

Leon Bridges' “Night Life” showed off Nelson's affinity for the blues, as did Jones' jazzy trip through “Funny How Time Slips Away” from 1961, when Nelson was known primarily as a songwriter of hits for others.

Ziggy Marley sang “Still Is Still Moving To Me,” which Nelson recorded in 1993 and later sang with Toots and the Maytals in one of his occasional forays into reggae. Marley shouted “Wee-lay!” in his Jamaican accent during the song.

Sunday's night show will feature a whole different range of acts including Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris.

Young first took the stage with his early collaborator Stephen Stills. The pair played a revved up version of “For What It's Worth,” swapping guitar solos on the classic hit they made as members of Buffalo Springfield in 1966.

Nelson brought out all the evening's artists to join him for the Carter Family's 1935 song, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” a longtime live favorite of his and the classic closing song for all of country music.

It was clearly intended to be the end, as Hawke took the mic and started to thank everyone for coming.

But the 90-year-old wasn't ready to stop. He interrupted and broke into Mac Davis' “It’s Hard to Be Humble,” which Nelson and his sons recorded in 2019.

It was a funny choice for a final song, but its chorus was a perfect comic coda for a man who had been drowned in adoration all night:

“To know me is to love me, I must be a hell of a man. Oh lord, it's hard to be humble. But I'm doing the best that I can."

[apnews.com]

Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 30, 2023 17:16

April 29


With Stephen Stills, Lukas Nelson and Neil Young / Jay Blakesberg/Blackbird Productions


With Snoop Dogg / Joshua Timmermans/Noble Visions

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: April 30, 2023 17:46


With Snoop Dogg / Joshua Timmermans/Noble Visions[/quote]

A very nice photo. Genre-crossing stuff. Or is it the weed that unites people... grinning smiley

- Doxa

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: MelBelli ()
Date: April 30, 2023 17:52

Tons of YouTube videos aggregated here:

[www.stereogum.com]

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: April 30, 2023 17:59

Quote
bye bye johnny
Willie Nelson inhales the love at 90th birthday concert

By ANDREW DALTON
April 30, 2023

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Are there any more real cowboys?” Neil Young sang Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl on a rare evening when he was neither the headliner nor, at age 77, even close to the oldest artist on the bill.

Providing an instant answer, Willie Nelson, wearing a cowboy hat and red-white-and-blue guitar strap, slowly strolled on to the stage on his 90th birthday, bringing the crowd of more than 17,000 to its feet.

Nelson sat in a chair — one of the few onstage concessions he's made to age — and joined Young for the rest of their 1985 duet, “Are There Any More Real Cowboys?”

“I want to thank all the artists who came out tonight to help celebrate whatever it is we're celebrating,” said Nelson, feigning senility and getting a laugh.

The moment came three hours into the first of a two-night celebration of the country legend at the open-air Los Angeles amphitheater, where generations of stars sang his songs in tribute.

“As a kid growing up in Texas, it seemed like there was nothing bigger than Willie Nelson,” said Owen Wilson, one of the evening's emcees along with Helen Mirren, Ethan Hawke and Jennifer Garner. “And looking out at the Hollywood Bowl tonight, it still feels like there's nothing bigger than Willie Nelson.”

After Young, Nelson brought out George Strait, a country superstar of the following generation, for their self-referential duet, “Sing One With Willie,” followed by the Willie perennial, “Pancho and Lefty,” with Strait singing the part once played by the late Merle Haggard.

Nelson then shouted, “Come out and roll one with me Snoop!”

Strutting out came rapper Snoop Dogg, sitting next to Nelson as they launched into their stoner anthem, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die." Perhaps fittingly, each seemed to forget the words at times. The two friends looked too happy to care.

“Somebody make some noise for the legend Mr. Willie Nelson!” Snoop shouted mid-song.

The parade of partners illustrated one of the night's themes: Willie brings people together.

“All of the sudden, it didn't matter if you were a hillbilly or a hippie, everyone was a Willie Nelson fan," Wilson said of Nelson's late-blooming emergence as a singing superstar when he left Nashville, Tennessee, and returned to his native Texas in the 1970s. “Even the Dalai Lama is a Willie Nelson fan. It's true."

The crowd, which ranged from small children to seniors, illustrated the point. The stands were dotted with cowboy hats while hippies danced in the aisles and weed smoke wafted in the air.

Miranda Lambert thrilled them with a rousing, sing-along version of “Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” Nelson's 1978 hit with Waylon Jennings. The Chicks blazed through 1970's “Bloody Mary Morning” at the same break-neck pace that Willie and his Family Band played it live in their prime.

Nelson has outlived nearly every member of that band, which backed him for decades of constant touring and recording. His little sister and piano player, Bobbie Nelson, died last year. She got her own tribute from Norah Jones, who banged the keys through the younger Nelson's saloon-style solo song, “Down Yonder,” from Willie Nelson's definitive 1975 album, “Red Headed Stranger.”

While many of the women who took the stage played rousing rockers, most of the men went in for quiet emotion.

Chris Stapleton kept his guitar at his side through a soft, reflective rendition of “Always on My Mind," Nelson's biggest solo hit of the 1980s. Nelson's son Lukas sang “Angel Flying Too Close to The Ground” alone with his acoustic guitar, his voice a dead ringer for his dad's.

Another surviving member of the Family Band, harmonica master Mickey Raphael, was part of the weekend's house band, led by Don Was, which backed almost everyone.

Nelson also has outlived most of his classic collaborators. But an essential one, his 86-year-old Highwaymen bandmate Kris Kristofferson, made it to the stage to join Rosanne Cash, the daughter of another Highwayman: Johnny Cash.

Rosanne Cash was singing Nelson's “Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)” when Kristofferson, who wrote the song, came out and harmonized with her on the choruses.

Nelson's musical diversity was another evening theme.

“He blends and bends genres," Mirren said from the stage. “His timing and categories are his own.”

Leon Bridges' “Night Life” showed off Nelson's affinity for the blues, as did Jones' jazzy trip through “Funny How Time Slips Away” from 1961, when Nelson was known primarily as a songwriter of hits for others.

Ziggy Marley sang “Still Is Still Moving To Me,” which Nelson recorded in 1993 and later sang with Toots and the Maytals in one of his occasional forays into reggae. Marley shouted “Wee-lay!” in his Jamaican accent during the song.

Sunday's night show will feature a whole different range of acts including Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris.

Young first took the stage with his early collaborator Stephen Stills. The pair played a revved up version of “For What It's Worth,” swapping guitar solos on the classic hit they made as members of Buffalo Springfield in 1966.

Nelson brought out all the evening's artists to join him for the Carter Family's 1935 song, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” a longtime live favorite of his and the classic closing song for all of country music.

It was clearly intended to be the end, as Hawke took the mic and started to thank everyone for coming.

But the 90-year-old wasn't ready to stop. He interrupted and broke into Mac Davis' “It’s Hard to Be Humble,” which Nelson and his sons recorded in 2019.

It was a funny choice for a final song
, but its chorus was a perfect comic coda for a man who had been drowned in adoration all night:

“To know me is to love me, I must be a hell of a man. Oh lord, it's hard to be humble. But I'm doing the best that I can."

[apnews.com]

What? Sounds like this guy doesn’t know much about Willie. He closes with that song all the time.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2023-04-30 18:00 by NashvilleBlues.

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: 2120Joe ()
Date: April 30, 2023 17:59

Thanks for posting bye bye johnny, Dora and MellBelli. I appreciate hearing about the event. I wish I was there. And hoping Keith makes an appearance.

Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: May 1, 2023 03:36

Live updates from Day 2 of Willie Nelson 90 celebration at Hollywood Bowl - [www.latimes.com]

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: May 1, 2023 05:53

Just heard Keith was sighted back stage for what its worth.

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: May 1, 2023 07:51

Keef should be on now. Who's got the stream?

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: May 1, 2023 07:58

willie's onstage now

whatever keith's doing tonight required rehearsing with willie

so shouldn't be much longer

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: May 1, 2023 08:02

Keef is onstage

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: May 1, 2023 08:02

Night 2 live updates:

[www.latimes.com]

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: May 1, 2023 08:08

"Keith Richards just joined Willie on stage"

[twitter.com]

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: May 1, 2023 08:10

Keith and Willie dueting on Waylon Jennings' "We Had It All" right now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2023-05-01 08:11 by Javadave.

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: May 1, 2023 08:14


Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: May 1, 2023 08:19

from the la times

10:05 p.m. And here we have what might be the weekend’s A-listiest guest: Keith Richards, who’s beaming in a leather jacket and bandana and telling the crowd, “It’s good to be here — it’s good to be anywhere.” — M.W.

10:07 p.m. Willie and Keith are teaming on a beautifully crusty take on Waylon Jennings’ “We Had It All,” which sounds about a million years old. — M.W.

10:08 p.m. Sure, there are some “Weekend at Bernie’s” vibes from ole Keef, but it’s extraordinarily charming to hear he and Willie sing the Billy Joe Shaver line “I’m gonna live forever” in unison. — E.O.

10:12 p.m. After Shaver’s “Live Forever,” Keith is off, but most of the night’s performers are back onstage for “On the Road Again.” It’s probably mathematically impossible for Willie to find a new sequence of notes for his solo in this song — but dang if it doesn’t feel like he’s coming up with one. — M.W.

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: May 1, 2023 08:26

and here it is folks

what we've all been waiting all weekend for




Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Date: May 1, 2023 08:46

Awesome Keef smileys with beer


[www.instagram.com]

Re: Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: May 1, 2023 08:56

Keith looks and sounds like he’s in good form. Gold rings on ya. man!

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