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Willie Nelson

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Sunlight Supply Amphitheater (map) Elsewhere
Thu., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. 2012 All Ages

$43.50

Willie Nelson is 79 and still has more life inside of him than you will ever have. Willie's guitar is named "Trigger" and has a giant hole worn though it thanks to 40-plus years of use; Willie has saved it from a burning ranch and secretly hid it when the IRS tried to repossess his shit. Willie makes and sells biodiesel—it's called "BioWillie." Alongside Steve Buscemi, Willie guest starred in the classic Miami Vice episode "El Viejo." Willie has a black belt in taekwondo. Willie likes to get high. Willie was a Highwayman; he, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash used to hang out. Think about what that must have been like. Willie once put out a reggae album and you know what? It wasn't half bad. Someone, somewhere, has the cover art for Waylon & Willie tattooed on their body. This is debated, but it is true: Willie is the greatest country singer/songwriter of all time, and he is amazing live, even though he is "el viejo." "El viejo," by the way, means "the old man." Ask anyone—even Crockett, even Tubbs. Willie is "the old man." Willie is also the man, period. Willie is the man who reminds you how good country was and could still be. Willie is the man who will sing "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" tonight, because he has no choice, but he will make it sound poignant and timeworn and rich. Willie is Willie Nelson. This is all that can be said. ERIK HENRIKSEN

Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

17200 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield, WA 98642
360-816-7000
http://sleepcountryamphitheater.com

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