A mighty guitar pull, hoss. Filmed in Nashville for television in 1984, we find Waylon Jennings playing host to bevy of living legends in celebration of the late Sue Brewer. Decades long de facto den mother, and champion of upcoming Music City singer-songwriters, Brewer’s 18th Avenue apartment served as a makeshift clubhouse / after-hours performance space for the scene’s burgeoning community including Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Harlan Howard, and Willie Nelson. To be the fly on those walls.
Willie Nelson doesn’t seem to age. Like Robert Duvall, he seems to have emerged into our cultural consciousness already in middle age, and to simply move through stylistic permutations the […]
On Tuesday, Willie Nelson will turn eighty years old. If you happen to have caught him live lately, that might take you by surprise. Willie won’t be the first touring octogenarian – […]
Dan “Bee” Spears was all of nineteen years old when he joined Willie Nelson’s Family Band as a bassist, a post he would hold until his death in December 2011. Marshall Grant’s tubthumping time […]