Willie Nelson, American country singer-songwriter, actor and activist, makes his debut appearance at Walt Disney Concert Hall with a one-night-only Willie Nelson & Family concert on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. Lukas Nelson, Willie Nelson’s son, opens the show.
The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” His career has spanned six decades. His catalog boasts more than 200 albums. He’s earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed on a person in his profession. A thriving, relevant and progressive musical and cultural force, Willie Nelson continues to tour tirelessly, deliver new albums, publish a novel, headline Farm Aid (an event he co-founded in 1985), all the while continuing to lobby against horse slaughter and producing his own blend of biodiesel fuel.
Willie Nelson’s most recent release, Remember Me, Vol. 1, is a hand-picked selection of 14 of Nelson’s favorite Billboard country and folk songs, recorded with his long-time friend and acclaimed producer James Stroud. Artists and songwriters reflected in Nelson’s versions of their songs include Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Rosemary Clooney, Porter Wagoner and Ray Price. In a recent review of the album, the LA Times noted, ”At 78, Nelson reminds us that his deceptively effortless vocal style can still touch the heart.” Remember Me, Vol. 2 is scheduled to be released next year.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.