Despite a recent run in with the law, country music legend Willie Nelson will make a stop at Bixby’s SpiritBank Center; Friday, December 3, 2010.
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. In 2009, his new album releases include Naked Willie, Willie and the Wheel and the critically acclaimed American Classic. This past April, Willie Nelson’s Country Music which was produced by Grammy and Oscar winning T Bone Burnett, was released on Rounder Records.
If ever the words "living legend" were more than just public relations bluster, the application would be to Willie Hugh Nelson. In many ways, however, the weighty distinction "living legend" does Nelson a disservice, for it discounts the extent to which he is a thriving, relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the year 2008 alone he delivered two new studio albums and a career-spanning box set, released his debut novel and again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, all the while continuing to lobby against horse slaughter and produce his own blend of biodiesel fuel.
As ever, Nelson tours tirelessly, climbing aboard Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans on a seemingly endless journey to places that were well worth the ride.
Nelson is a true American treasure and one of the last of the "Outlaws" of country music. His legacy is unmistakable and his sound cannot be duplicated only imitated. You can be sure that his set will include a string of hits that include "On The Road Again," "Crazy," Always On My Mind," and "Red-Headed Stranger" all of which have become staples in his live show and we can only hope that he has found a complementary voice to pull off some of the duets that he shared with fellow Outlaw and friend Waylon Jennings.
You will not want to miss this show.
Willie Nelson and Friends – The show is STILL on. Nothing can stop WILLIE!
Guest: Kevin Fowler
Opener: Lukas Nelson
Date: Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Pricing: $100 – Gold Circle (Red)
$60 – Tier 1 (Green)
$45 – Tier 2 (Blue)
$40 – Tier 3 (Orange)
$35 – Tier 4 (Purple)
SpiritBank Event Center
10441 S. Regal Blvd. (105th St. and S. Memorial)
Tulsa, Ok 74133