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Old 05-24-2016, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Think you know Willie Nelson? Think again.

Not a country music fan? Me neither.

But CLASSIC COUNTRY is where its at. (Although I will throw a bone to Alternative/Dark Country that is circulating out there now.) And Willie Nelson is, in my opinion, has a lot to offer the Non country music fan.

What do you think of when you think of Willie Nelson? Braids, weed, and the song 'On the Road Again'. Well not on my watch! Yes those are certainly part of his persona, but there is so much more. Those things categorize him into place where I think some people bother not go.

Willie Nelson took country to a new subgenre. The Outlaw Country genre. Which meant he told Nashville to go to hell with what they wanted out of him. He was going with less sugarcoated, soulful sound with a lot of individuality.

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Complete beginner? Here have this:
Also try: Whiskey River, Till I Gain Control Again, Me and Paul


Want something soft beautiful and unexpected? Here have this:
Also try: Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground, If You Could Touch Her At All


Want something that shows off Willie's kick ass guitar skillz? Here have this:


Want something jazzie? Another thing that Willie did that a lot of other country music artists did not do was dive into jazz a time or two. Guts and I love it. Here have this:


And last but not least, my personal favorite:


Other personal notes....
I can remember the first time I heard Willie Nelsons epic Red Headed Stranger melody...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1MsYkxZdeU (listen if you want to, I won't bog down the site with any more videos)
....it was with my mom and she told me to really stop and listen to the lyrics. It was then I knew I wanted to marry Willie Nelson.


Comments commence! I want to hear from some non-country fans and classic country fans alike!
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah Willie Nelson's pretty on point. I'm mostly more of a folk guy, but I can get on board with outlaw ****.
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His scene in Beerfest was the stuff of legends.

Spoiler for crappy video quality but it was the only one I could find.:
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Willie is in my top 5 favorite country performers along with Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. Saw him perform live a couple of times in the 90's. I was only a mildly casual listener of his music before I saw him the first time and he made me a fan with his stellar band and his stellar show. He's still out on the road, currently touring at the age of 83.
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Have you ever seen his full length movie Honeysuckle Rose? Hilarious.

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Willie is in my top 5 favorite country performers along with Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. Saw him perform live a couple of times in the 90's. I was only a mildly casual listener of his music before I saw him the first time and he made me a fan with his stellar band and his stellar show. He's still out on the road, currently touring at the age of 83.
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So happy to see there is another big fan! His concerts are the best, I could see where they made that effect on you. Saw him a couple times as Willie and Family and then once together with Merle Haggard and Asleep At the Wheel in Tulsa, you would have loved that one. So sad about Merle's recent passing, hopefully Willie lives a long time! Its looking like it so far. Still sounds great for sure. And since you are also a Cash fan, I was recently introduced to some of his newer songs (formerly only heard the old, old stuff which I love) and was impressed! You may already know it, but just in case, check this sample out-

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So happy to see there is another big fan! His concerts are the best, I could see where they made that effect on you. Saw him a couple times as Willie and Family and then once together with Merle Haggard and Asleep At the Wheel in Tulsa, you would have loved that one. So sad about Merle's recent passing, hopefully Willie lives a long time! Its looking like it so far. Still sounds great for sure. And since you are also a Cash fan, I was recently introduced to some of his newer songs (formerly only heard the old, old stuff which I love) and was impressed! You may already know it, but just in case, check this sample out-

Spoiler for Cash Cut You Down:
I saw Asleep at the Wheel around 10 or so years ago. I was hoping for a chance to see Merle at least once but it didn't happen, unfortunately

I got to see Johnny a couple of times in the 90's and he was incredible! He played a good mix of the old and new (at the time) songs both times I saw him. I think his later songs and albums are just as good as his earlier music. I also got to see the debut of his video for "Hurt" the song he covered by Nine Inch Nails. It premiered in a packed club in Austin Texas during the SXSW festival and everyone in the place was dead silent while the video played and then burst into applause when it finished. Probably the most emotionally powerful music video I've ever seen.

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I saw Asleep at the Wheel around 10 or so years ago. I was hoping for a chance to see Merle at least once but it didn't happen, unfortunately

I got to see Johnny a couple of times in the 90's and he was incredible! He played a good mix of the old and new (at the time) songs both times I saw him. I think his later songs and albums are just as good as his earlier music. I also got to see the debut of his video for "Hurt" the song he covered by Nine Inch Nails. It premiered in a packed club in Austin Texas during the SXSW festival and everyone in the place was dead silent while the video played and then burst into applause when it finished. Probably the most emotionally powerful music video I've ever seen.

The Story Behind 'Hurt'
Oh wow what a lucky dog, I would have loved to have seen Johnny Cash. He had a good friend named Bill Patch that lived close to some of my family in Oklahoma, and through acquaintances my grandpas best friend got in on building/welding on the 'One Piece At A Time Car' for Johnny Cash. So pretty much all the older people in my family have met him except me since this all happened before my time.

And great song, I didn't know the story behind it, so interesting, thanks!
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