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Willie Nelson

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Country music legend Willie Nelson talks about his long career in music, what keeps him inspired, and what it was like to work with producer T Bone Burnett and an all-star posse of pickers, including Buddy Miller, Ronnie McCoury, and Riley Baugus on his latest album, "Country Music."

He’s performing in concert at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on Thursday, May 6.

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Comments [5]

NABNYC from southern California

I love Willie Nelson, love his music. But there is something else about him that is amazing, and that is his ability to provide a bridge between and among different musical styles, different sections of our population, with ease, without ever seeming to do so. This man played with Ray Charles, raises money for farmers being wiped out by politicians, and had Toby Keith write a song about him. He's got an amazing gift of showing that regardless of race, or age, or gender, or geography, we are one nation. Obama should make him the poet laureate. Or maybe permanent roving ambassador of music.

May. 06 2010 12:37 PM
a. g. from hudson county nj

willie helps me to look beyond red state politics. the man is witty,personable, and talented. keep it up cowboy!

May. 06 2010 12:20 PM
Floyd from Williamsburg

Does he have any spiffy Townes Van Zandt anecdotes?

May. 06 2010 12:17 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

You're the best, Willie. Your son is a pretty darned good musician too.

May. 06 2010 12:11 PM
ruthellen miller from great neck

We need more Willie! And, of course, more Leonard.

May. 05 2010 04:29 PM

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