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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 10

Posted by Podmaster On August - 22 - 2008

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 9

Posted by Podmaster On August - 18 - 2008

We know what your thinking.  If these really are True Outlaw Stories, where’s the story about what happens when a band says “Here’s a great idea…let’s have the Hells Angels do the security!”

Click the play button to hear Mickey Raphael and Paul English discuss their most notorious experiences with the legendary biker gang.

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride and Stardust (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 8

Posted by Podmaster On August - 15 - 2008

A dependable mode of transportation with a memorable nickname is one of the most essential items in True Outlaw life.  Willie’s gang has the “The Time Tube” – their trusted tour bus they bought from country star Porter Wagoner (a man whose name destined him to be the source of a legendary vehicle).

Paul English and Ray Wylie Hubbard try to explain the inexplicable science of travel aboard The Tube.  Those who step inside are always surprised how they got to where they got off.

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride and Stardust (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 7

Posted by Podmaster On July - 15 - 2008

Episode 7 of True Outlaw Stories begins with guitarist Jody Payne and one of his favorite tale of airport hijinks. Paul English then chimes in with some more of their more legendary pranks.

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride and Stardust (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 6

Posted by Podmaster On July - 10 - 2008

Yes – Willie Nelson is a country singer, but his fans come from all walks of life. Even among musicians. Willie and Mickey Raphael remember stories about famous fans as diverse as Miles Davis, Jon Bon Jovi, Rick James and Ray Charles.

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride and Stardust (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 5

Posted by Podmaster On July - 8 - 2008

When Willie Nelson hits the road, he hits it long and hard. Drummer Paul English recalls stretches when they worked 29 out of 30 days! He also tells how Willie motivates everyone to keep on going, though sometime at the expense of their health.

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride and Stardust (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 4

Posted by Podmaster On April - 30 - 2008

WISH WILLIE A HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY! (part 2) **

Today’s True Outlaw Stories come from Willie’s longtime drummer Paul English.

For many years, he was the guy who collected money from the shady club managers after shows. As you might expect, it’s not the easist job in the world, but Paul always knew creative ways to get what was due them. Expect to hear about forklifts, phone booths and briefcases full of cash.

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

** Legend has it Willie’s actual physical birthday is 4/29/33, even though his birth certificate and drivers license says 4/30/33. That gives us two days to celebrate one of our country’s great music legends.

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories – Part 3

Posted by Podmaster On April - 29 - 2008

WISH WILLIE A HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY! **

We now bring you more of Willie Nelson’s regular cast of characters, led by tour manager Poodie Locke.

Harmonica player Mickey Raphael is spot on when he says, “Poodie was our first roadie…now he’s bigger than life… everybody know Poodie more than any of us. ”

Mickey also talks about lighting director Bud Rock, who lucked out of being aboard “the plane” while touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd, and legendary character Ben Dorsey, who once worked as John Wayne’s valet.

Rhapsody playlist:
Bubbles in My Beer, Seven Spanish Angels, When I’ve Sung My Last Hillbilly Song, Still is Still Moving to Me

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s road manager, Poodie Locke – Austin, TX, March 2008.

Photo: John Rosenfelder.

** Legend has it Willie’s actual physical birthday is 4/29/33, even though his birth certificate and drivers license says 4/30/33. That gives us two days to celebrate one of our country’s great music legends.

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories – Part 2

Posted by Podmaster On April - 28 - 2008

Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories continue by introducing you to Willie’s longtime drummer, Paul English, as immortalized in Willie’s classic song, “Me and Paul.” When Paul joined the band in 1966, he also became the guy who handled the money after the shows.

Willie’s road manager, Poodie Locke and harmonica player Mickey Raphael discuss Paul’s role as the boss/judge on tour, and the guns he carried to help him deal with the shady club owners.

Paul is also very grateful of the opportunities Willie gave him. When asked what he would be doing if not on tour with Willie, Paul says his answer is always, “Time…I’d be doing time. I would have killed something somewhere.”

Featured songs on Rhapsody:
“The Harder they Come,” “Me and Paul,” “Nite Life,” “If You’ve Got the Money I Got the Time.”

Recomended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

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Producer Paul Chuffo (holding microphone) interviews Paul English (right) in Austin, TX, March 2008. English’s brother, Bill is on the couch to the left.

Photo: John Rosenfelder.

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 1

Posted by Podmaster On April - 26 - 2008

The Willie Nelson Podcast series now shifts from the MY OWN PECULIAR WAY biography pieces to TRUE OUTLAW STORIES.

Willie Nelson and and his longitme band members, road crew and friends bring us aboard Willie’s “Time-Tube” to give us all a unique look at life on tour with Willie Nelson. Host Rodney Crowell introduces the unique characters from Willie’s “band of gypsies” as go down the highway.

In this first piece, Willie reveals, “my whole family is about half-gypsy.” Despite the many traveling musicians in his family, his grandma had different ideas about how far from home Willie should go to play gigs. Thankfully, he convinced her otherwise, and 40-years later, he’s still on the road.

Featured songs: “On the Road Again”, “Texas in My Soul”, “My Own Peculiar Way”

Recomended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

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