Austin City Limits pilot episode from 1974 - an absolutely smoking set from Willie Nelson. Recorded the year before he'd unleash the iconic Red Headed Stranger LP, the hour-long program includes a good bit of material from the one-two punch he'd just released on the Atlantic label, Shotgun Willie and Phases and Stages, as well as much of the same band he travels with to this day - lean, mean and downright funky.
Willie Hugh Nelson (pronounced /wɪli nɛlsən /; born April 30, 1933) is an Americancountry music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed at the end of the 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
Against The Wall Redneck Mother
Devil in a Sleeping Bag
Good Hearted Woman
Okie from Muskogee
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Funny How Time Slips Away, Crazy
Stay All Night, Stay a Little Longer
When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms