Willie Nelson

Best Albums Of 2023: Alphabetically By Artist

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2024

before Screaming Females say goodbye…

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending November 30th, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | December 3, 2023

rock and roll

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending October 31st, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2023

an intense and beautiful piece of pop orchestrations

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2023

twangy voice and banjoing songs with amazing creativity for a 90 year old

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 9-15-23 – 9-21-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2023

amazing creativity

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 9-15-23 – 9 – 21 – 23

By Iman Lababedi | September 12, 2023

If you want to hear Willie, why not hear him perform bluegrass?

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, April 24th To 30th

By Alyson Camus | April 24, 2023

This is Iggy Pop’s week with two more shows

Brief Encounters: New Albums 11-18-22 – 11-24-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2022

some country greatness and more country greatness

Palomino Festival, Saturday July 9th 2022

By Alyson Camus | July 12, 2022

covering country music’s diversity

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, July 4th To 10th

By Alyson Camus | July 4, 2022

Willie Nelson will play at the Palomino fest on Saturday

The Musical Tastes Of Our Ex-Presidents

By Alyson Camus | November 10, 2020

‘Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers just about put me in the White House’

Album Releases: More Major Artists Are ‘Being Forced To Postpone’?

By Alyson Camus | March 28, 2020

Isn’t it ridiculous when streaming has become the most used medium? 

Willie Nelson’s Annual Festival Anti-Festival ‘Til Further Notice’ Online Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | March 20, 2020

The performances oscillated between charming and cozy, and dramatic and emotional

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon To Live Stream On Twitch Tonight!

By Iman Lababedi | March 19, 2020

Artists can donate the tips to a charity or fellow performer in need

Which Musicians Are Followed By The Upcoming Presidential Candidates?

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2019

because we are whom we follow after all!


By Alyson Camus | October 20, 2018

On Sunday, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are at The Forum


By Alyson Camus | August 14, 2017

Echo Park Rising 2017 will take over my neighborhood

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 2006

By Steve Crawford | June 18, 2017

“it just seemed like a good time to kick it out of the closet.”

US Top 10 Albums Week Of May 20th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | May 9, 2017

Willie Nelson in the top ten, wow…


By Alyson Camus | April 22, 2017

they will bring back the legend to the Sunset strip

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 1975, Part I

By Steve Crawford | December 11, 2016

radically unadorned

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 1960, Part II

By Steve Crawford | September 27, 2016

He moved to Nashville in 1960 and started selling songs

Willie’s Reserve Is Recruiting

By Alyson Camus | June 25, 2016

These are highly-qualified jobs with very long descriptions

US Top 10 Albums 6-21-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2015

When is a hit album not a hit album? When it is by two of countries biggest stars and still only moves 30K units. To put it another way, including Grandkids and Great Grandkids, cousins, seconds cousin, and former bandmate’s next of kin, nobody else actually bought the damn thing. Talk about going to pot.

10 Songs: Thursday, June 4th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2015

Family Bible – Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard – One of Willie’s earliest songs, written in 1957 and sold to the highest bidder, it sure sounds like a standard now. This is a pleasant take on it, especially the way he sings “i can hear my mother softly singing….” – B

Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard, ‘It’s All Going to Pot’

By Alyson Camus | April 21, 2015

The joyful tune sounds like an instant country classic for sure, and who could have thought that the drug revolution would have come from two octogenarians? (Willie is 81, Merle 78)… We live in a weed culture, and for once, we got grandpas for leaders!

Willie Nelson’s Weed In A Store Near You Soon

By Alyson Camus | March 28, 2015

There will be stores (where marijuana has become legal, states like Colorado or Washington) that will sell Willie’s weed. Furthermore, it’s not going be exclusively Nelson’s production, he obviously wants to grow his own, but there will be ‘opportunities for other growers, who meet quality standards’

Willie Nelson To Play Free Gig At Prospect Park In August, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2015

I think, and I believe I can prove this, that standing for three hours to hear Willie take a catnap is one of the seven rings of hell. It is puishment for all the wrong you’ve ever done. The only way I’d go is if he sang a medley of “To All The Girls I Love Before” and “On The Road Again”.

10 Songs: Saturday, December 5th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2014

Always – Willie Nelson And Sister Bobbi – Always a pleasant song no doubt, but can he take it any slower. Look, I get it Willie is an old pothead with a sweet melodious voice and he can make music via alchemy but he can’t make invigorating music by alchemy and this is really faded love – B

10 Songs: Friday, September 5th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2014

For better or worse, this and not “Crazy” or “For All The Girls I Loved Before” is his signature song; it is the definition of a song sung blue, every knows it and the melody is so strong and the words so simple everybody can sing it. The definitive road song – A

Willie Nelson's Braids Up For Auction

By Alyson Camus | August 9, 2014

So Willie cut his hair in 1983 to help Waylon who at the time was trying to get sober, and the braids ended up in a lot of 500 personal belongings, which are now listed in auction to help the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.Among other things in this auction, you will find Buddy Holly’s motorcycle, Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves and robe, Hank Williams’ cowboy boots and a letter to Jennings from John Lennon,

Farm Aid 2014 Line UP

By Helen Bach | July 26, 2014

The event has released its 2014 line up and surprise!! Jack White is on board. The ghastly man who is the color of milk fed veal will bring his sound to Raleigh North Carolina s Walnut Creek Amphitheater on September 13th.

1981 – A+ List

By Steve Crawford | July 25, 2014

At the # 1 spot, American artist: “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” Willie Nelson. One of Willie’s best – a beautiful lyric of self-less love matched with equally inspiring guitar work. A #1 country hit.

US Top 10 Albums 7-5-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2014

I love it when my taste and the zeitgeists taste coincide. It doesn’t happen nearly as much as I wish it did, at least because I am such a pop whote, sales always pricks up my ears. It killed me hating Frozen for months on end. But I love the top two on this list, written about them lots, and seeing them here at the top of the charts is just heaven!

US Top 10 Albums 11-2-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2013

woohooo, my fave albums of last week are at # 1 and # 3!!! I’d like to thank the little people. But before we get too excited about itm add both albums sales together and you get… 225K. Hmmm

Hear Ye On Spotify: 10-16-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2013

Early Days – Paul McCartney – The strange thing about this terrific song is how old Paul sounds, he sounds every inch his 70 plus years and the effect, as he reaches for a note out of his range, is less elegiac and more wearied – A

Be Here Now: New Releases Snapshot Review 10-15-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2013

New – Paul McCartney – His best album since Run Devil Run is also his oldest sounding to date, he almost croaks “Early Days”, and with a new generation of modern producers behind him, it sounds pretty good as well – A