Band: Willie Nelson
Date: late 1968 to early 1969
I have always had an inexplicable affinity for the music of Willie Nelson. Sure, my dad used to play his records for me all the time when I was growing up, but my love for Willie’s songs seemed to run deeper than merely in my ears and into my brain. It almost felt like I connected to the music on a near cellular level. And although it wasn’t a necessarily pressing question as to why that was, it always bugged me a little.
Well, several years ago, I got my answer.
Apparently, at some time several months before my birth, my mom attended a Willie Nelson concert with my dad while she was pregnant with me. No wonder I’ve always felt the amber current of a whiskey river flowing through my mind. It’s because Willie Nelson was my first ever concert.