'Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song'

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WILLIE NELSON: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song premiered Friday, January 15th at 9pm on WSKG TV.

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On November 18, 2015 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., friends and musical artists such as Neil Young, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, Raul Malo, and Alison Krauss (just to name a few) joined together to honor Willie Nelson and his impressive six-decade career. It was an uplifting and emotional night of music — especially listening to Raul Malo’s version of Nelson’s “Crazy.”

Raul Malo and Willie Nelson Willie Nelson: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Raul Malo and Willie Nelson (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Scott Henrichsen)

Broadcast Performance List
Host: Don Johnson

  1. NEIL YOUNG with LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL: “Stay All Night, (Stay A Little Longer)”

Promise of The Real: Anthony LoGerfo (drums), Corey McCromick (bass), Lukas Nelson (vox/guitar), Tato Melgar (perc).

  1. LEON BRIDGES: “Funny How Time Slips Away”
  1. RAUL MALO: “Crazy”
  1. EDIE BRICKELL & PAUL SIMON: “Remember Me”
  1. ROSANNE CASH: “Pancho & Lefty”
  1. JAMEY JOHNSON: “Bloody Mary Morning”

Michael Feinstein Tribute to George & Ira Gershwin

  1. ALISON KRAUSS: “Angels Flying Too Close To The Ground”
  1. ALISON KRAUSS & JAMEY JOHNSON: “Seven Spanish Angels”
  1. ANA GABRIEL: “I Never Cared For You”
  1. NEIL YOUNG with LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL: “Whiskey River”

Promise of The Real: Anthony LoGerfo (drums), Corey McCromick (bass), Lukas Nelson (vox/guitar), Tato Melgar (perc).

  1. PAUL SIMON & BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO: “Man With The Blues”

Accompanying Paul Simon & Buckwheat Zydeco: Reginald Dural (Washboard)
The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Award Presentation: Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao, Democratic Leader U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, U. S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Richard J. Durbin, U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, U.S. House of Representatives Chairman of the Committee on House Administration Candice S. Miller and U.S. House of Representatives Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress Gregg Harper.

 

Willie Nelson Acceptance Speech

  1. WILLIE NELSON with LUKAS NELSON & MICAH NELSON: “Night Life”
  1. WILLIE NELSON with CYNDI LAUPER: “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”
  1. WILLIE NELSON: “Living in the Promised Land”
  1. WILLIE NELSON & FULL CAST FINALE: “On the Road Again”

House Band: Don Was (Music Director/Bass), Tom Bukovac(Guitar), Audley Freed (Guitar), Greg Leisz (Pedal Steel/Mando), Kenny Aronoff (Drums), Matt Rollings (Keys), Mickey Raphael (Harmonica), Background Vocals: Alfreda McCrary, Regina McCrary, Ann McCrary.

 


 Photo Credit: Shawn Miller

 

7 thoughts on “'Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song'

  1. Are any of the musical performances from this broadcast for sale?? Particularly “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” and “Crazy”.

  2. I would love to get the DVD of this performance. Is it available? I really can’t believe that something of this magnitude isn’t available on DVD. If it isn’t, someone messed up.

  3. It was just a wonderful show! I enjoyed it so much and I know my late husband would have loved it too. We used to play our guitars and sing most of Willie’s songs. Great memories. It’s so sad that we can’t purchase a DVDs or cd.

  4. My mother loved this performance so much that she asked me to try and find it for her. She will be so disappointed when I tell her we cannot.

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