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Willie Nelson & Family to perform at Honeywell

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013

Iconic country legend Willie Nelson & Family, will arrive in Wabash for a performance at the Honeywell Center on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert, sponsored by Bowman’s Body Shop & Heavy Recovery, will go on sale Tuesday, February 12 at 8 a.m.

Willie Nelson’s six-decade career has produced a catalog of more than 200 albums. The Texas singer-songwriter has earned a permanent position in pop music’s pantheon with songs that combine the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley with the rough and tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. He brought pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s with unforgettable songs like Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” Faron Young’s “Hello Walls,” and Ray Price’s “Night Life.”  Nelson’s 1975 album The Red Headed Stranger catapulted the artist to the front ranks of popularity, making his a familiar name in country and city households across America and around-the-world.

Nelson is currently celebrating more than forty years on the road by promoting his new album, Let’s Face The Music and Dance, with Family, the band he formed with his sister, Bobbie Nelson (piano), drummer Paul English and harmonica player Mickey Raphael. Their name was taken from Nelson’s 1971 studio album Willie Nelson & Family. Rounding out the Family line-up on the new album are Billy English on electric gut string and snare drum, Kevin Smith on upright bass, Jim “Moose” Brown on B-3 organ, and Willie’s son, Micah Nelson, adding percussion on select tracks. Willie Nelson and his guitar, Trigger, appear on all the songs.

Tickets are $29, $49, $69, and $100. Tickets can be purchased at the box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday by calling (260) 563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.