Friday, January 16, 2009

Willie Nelson: New Record, Five Nights At The Fillmore

While we have no idea what sort of show it'll shape up to be, it caught our eye that Willie Nelson will be playing a five night run, starting tonight, at The Fillmore. While we wouldn't call ourselves Nelson connoisseurs, we dig a fair amount of his work, and we were really quite smitten with 2006's Ryan Adams produced, Cardinals backed, Songbird.

Willie is lined up to release a new record, entitled Willie And The Wheel, in February. The record is a collaboration with Asleep At The Wheel, and apparently is "a collection of classic western swing songs handpicked by the late Jerry Wexler". The current tour features Willie with the band, and is in support of the yet-to-be-released disc. Which is to say, we'd guess you can expect to preview more than a couple of tracks from the record.

Put differently: if you like your music country and your cigarettes green, then we've found your choice entertainment!

Tickets are sold out for all shows - craigslist?


Hanan said...

Ryan produced WILLIE NELSON? haha no way!