PHOTOS: Farm Aid 2014

willienelson —  September 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

See photos from Farm Aid’s 2014 concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Photos © Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve, Inc.

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Farm Aid 2014 was held at the Walnut Creek Ampitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina. 10-hour of music & more from Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews in addition to Jack White, Gary Clark Jr, Jamey Johnson, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Delta Rae, Todd Snider and many others. One of the best music moments that you can see above was when a Native American dance troupe joined Willie on stage. Visit RollingStone.com for a breakdown of the 10 best moments from the show.

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Farm Aid president Willie Nelson’s exclusive SiriusXM channel will broadcast the annual Farm Aid 2014 concert in its entirety live from Walnut Creek Ampitheatre in Raleigh, NC. In addition to performances from Farm Aid board-members Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds), this year’s lineup includes sets from Jack White, Gary Clark Jr., Jamey Johnson, Carlene Carter, Todd Snider, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects Vs. Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band and Jesse Lenat, along with backstage interviews with artists and farmers throughout the day hosted by Dallas Wayne.

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For all you folks that won’t be able to make it to Farm Aid ’14, wipe those tears away! You can watch it from the comfort of your home. Tune in Saturday, September 13 at 7p ET | 4p PT on AXS TV to see Willie and the rest of the line up! Who’s going to be tuning in?

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Wendy, always insist that the world keep turning your way. Have fun from here on out.

With love,

Willie Nelson and Family.

 

Joy ride ticked off bucket list

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10470485/Joy-ride-ticked-off-bucket-list

Wendy Pettifer

NICK REED/ Fairfax NZ

RIDE OF HER LIFE: Bob Hastie takes Wendy Pettifer for a ride in a Ford Mustang.

With wind in her hair, Willie Nelson playing on the tape deck and the roar of the V8-powered Ford Mustang as it charged down the road, Wendy Pettifer has had another dream come true.

The terminally ill Huntly woman beamed with joy as Bob Hastie, owner of 1969 Mach 1 Mustang, sank his foot deeper into his steed as they rumbled around the Waikato.

A ride in a pre-1972 Mustang was on Pettifer’s bucket list before cancer eventually takes her, and the Saturday morning ride was just the ticket.

“It was just amazing,” she said. “I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

Hospice Waikato nurses visit Pettifer daily and they were at the top of her mind as she told the Waikato Times how Hastie and his wife Deidre Hastie pulled up the driveway.

“We heard it coming because that was one of the things I love about Mustangs is the noise of it.

“They have a blue Mustang and a red one, but the one I always wanted to go for a ride in was a red one. It’s just amazing.”

Pettifer uses a wheelchair these days so she was helped into the driver’s seat for a few photos and then the passenger side before they took off.

Her husband Doug Pettifer went along for the ride and sat in the back with Deidre Hastie and they all found a love for muscle cars translated into a fondness for American country music.

“The four of us have the same sense of humour as well because as we we’re rolling out the drive, we turned the tape deck up very loud which had Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again, which was just amazing.”

They drove to Hamilton and cruised the main street before tearing down the expressway to Ngaruawahia and home again. She couldn’t thank them enough.

“Ever since I was a child, there was just something – maybe it was born into me, I don’t know – I’ve just always loved Mustangs.”

Bob Hastie read about Pettifer’s wish to ride in a Mustang in the Waikato Times when she was visited by New Zealand Warriors player Jerome Ropati.

Members of the Waikato Mustang Owners’ Club put their heads together and Hastie made the Saturday morning jaunt happen.

“It was a lot of fun,” said Hastie. “She just sat there and laughed the whole time.”

“Because of the predicament she’s in and because she is a Mustang fan, you’ve got to look after them.”

Hastie didn’t know Pettifer before yesterday but said club members loved to do good turns, but more importantly, she was a part of the community and memories of yesterday’s ride would stick with him for a while.

“She particularly wanted the type of car that I had and I actually live close to Huntly as well,” said Hastie.

“It’s a pretty sad time of your life and to make the last part of your life really happy was unreal.”

elton.smallman@fairfaxmedia.co.nz

 

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Willie is just beside himself over the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Mr. Mister

willienelson —  July 21, 2014 — 112 Comments

Our bodyguard, Mr. Mister,  had a run in with the local police in Cincinnati, Ohio before the concert. Luckily no formal charges were filed and after a brief period of questioning he was free to continue on with the rest of the tour. Hey man, he was just doing his job!

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Dad recently did a PSA for the homeless veterans in America. Production crews set up cameras on the bus before the concert, and the Redheaded Stranger asked that everyone open their hearts to our many homeless vets. A highly decorated Viet Nam veteran, who was also a fan, had given Dad this well worn, heavy medal hat to wear in honor of all those who have served our country with honor and pride. God Bless our American veterans and please support them when you can. They have already supported you.

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Letters to Willie

willienelson —  July 15, 2014 — 9 Comments

Well I have no idea if the is the right place to be sending this, as it was an e-mail address passed on by a stranger on FB.
But to make a long story short, a few months ago I commissioned a portrait for gentleman who’s dream it was to have a picture taken with Willie. Suffice to say, he never got the chance and asked me to draw one for him. He had been told for years that he looked like his idol Willie, and he wanted to show everyone they were all crazy! ( I personally thought he looked like Willie too! lol ). 24 hours after a family member of his picked up his portrait, Basil unfortunately passed away :( . Now I don’t personally know Basil well, but from in the short time I got to know him all he could talk about was Willie. So I’m hoping to do him one last honor of knowing Willie got to see this picture, and where ever Basil is now I know he would smiling from ear to ear!

If there is any way you can pass a copy of this picture Willie in anyway, I know you would make one life long Willie fan and his family a great honor.

Here is a link to Basil’s FB page. People still send him Willie updates lol
https://www.facebook.com/basil.pretty

Thank you Kindly

Denise CollinsBasil and Willie

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Kansas City, Missouri

willienelson —  July 12, 2014 — 81 Comments

The Starlight Theater in Kansas City was packed with love tonight.  Jason Isbell opened up the hearts of everyone with his beautiful voice, then Alison Krause and Union Station stepped up to the stage and melted even the toughest among us. She sings like a sweet, soft, fragile winged angel.

Speaking of little angels, Tatum Lee and her family drove up from Joplin, Missouri to see the show. The volunteers at the Make a Wish Foundation arranged for Tatum to meet her favorite singer, Willie Nelson, who also signed her guitar backstage after the concert. Tatum must endure painful operations every four months to extend the rods in her back, and music seems to help.  The next operation won’t be too long from now. But this time when she’s recovering and playing her guitar she can look down, see Willie’s signature and remember how many people were involved and what all it took to get it. She can be absolutely sure she is loved by the very best.
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