Category Archives: Willie Nelson

April 28: Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson – KRLU-TV Studios, Austin, Texas 1993

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He [Willie Nelson] takes whatever thing he’s singing and makes it his. There’s not many people who can do that. Even something like an Elvis tune. You know, once Elvis done a tune, it’s pretty much done. But Willie is the only one in my recollection that has even taken something associated with Elvis and made it his. He just puts his sorta trip on it…
~Bob Dylan (28 April 1993)

From the filming of Willie Nelson 60th birthday party.

KRLU-TV Studios
Jesse H. Jones Communication Center Building B
The University of Texas At Austin
Austin, Texas
28 April 1993

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Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson Performing “Heartland” in Des Moines, Iowa – August 28, 2004 (video)





“My American dream fell apart at the seam,” sing Nelson and Bob Dylan in this elegy to America’s family farmers. A track from Nelson’s 1993 Across the Borderline, the song details in plain language the war between forlorn farmers and unsympathetic bankers, with the latter undeniably the victor. Willie wrote the song with Dylan, who famously inspired Nelson’s annual Farm Aid benefit concerts with his off-hand remark at 1985’s Live Aid that something should be done to help U.S. farmers. The lyrics are unapologetic, brimming with as much indignation as Mellencamp’s “Rain on the Scarecrow,” but it’s the pairing of two of music’s most unconventional voices that makes it a must-hear.
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Sec Taylor Stadium
Des Moines, Iowa
28 August 2004

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Willie Nelson, (guitar & vocal)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (pedal steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)
  • , Lukas Nelson (guitar)
  • Micah Nelson (percussion)

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Bob Dylan – Great Duets part 6: American Depression

A duet is a musical composition for two performers in which the performers have equal importance to the piece. It is often used to describe a composition involving two singers. It differs from a harmony, as the performers take turns performing a solo section rather than performing simultaneously.

Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5

Bob Dylan has done a lot of duets, we have collected some of our favourites and will present them in batches of three. Today we present three songs about how hard the life in America can be for people who struggle with poverty and tries to create a new life for themselves and their family. These are heartbreaking songs. Continue reading Bob Dylan – Great Duets part 6: American Depression

Bob Dylan – Great duets part 2: Country Greats

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A duet is a musical composition for two performers in which the performers have equal importance to the piece. It is often used to describe a composition involving two singers. It differs from a harmony, as the performers take turns performing a solo section rather than performing simultaneously.

Bob Dylan has done a lot of duets, we have collected some of our favourites and will present them in batches of three. This second post has three duets with some of country music’s greatest legends.

Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson – You Win Again:

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September 19: Daniel Lanois’ 8 best album productions – Happy Birthday!

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Daniel Lanois was born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Quebec) he is a Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Daniel Lanois has released several albums of his own work. However, he is best known for producing albums for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson. Three albums produced or co-produced by Lanois have won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Four other albums received Grammy nominations.

I have picked 8 favourites among his great work, listed in chronological order:

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