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The Backyards 20th Anniversary Celebration
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Categories Country Rock

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The Backyard's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, Jul 7, 2013 12:30p

Features Willie Nelson with Joe Ely, AJ Croce, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Bleu Edmonson, Zack Walther and Folk Uke.

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Willie Nelson
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As a songwriter and a performer, Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Although he didn't become a star until the mid-'70s, Nelson spent the '60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price ("Night Life"), Patsy Cline ("Crazy"), Faron Young ("Hello Walls"), and Billy Walker ("Funny How Time Slips Away") as well as releasing a series of records on Liberty and RCA that earned him a small, but devoted, cult following....
Joe Ely
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From his early-1970s beginnings with seminal country band the Flatlanders, Joe Ely has seen substantial critical acclaim but only moderate commercial success. His music, which is often described as a bridge between early-'70s country-rock and '90s "New Country," is full of integrity and equipped with a certain timeless quality that marks only the finest rock songwriters....
A.J. Croce
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The son of Jim Croce, Adrian James Croce made his own musical mark with a combination of contemporary blues and soulful roots rock. He honed his piano skills as a boy, while recovering from a brain tumor that left him partially blind....
Location & Nearby Info
The Backyard at Bee Cave
13801 Bee Cave Pkwy.
Austin, TX 78738
(512) 651-5033
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CRITICS REVIEWS
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April 19, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Corcoran

In theory, this should be special — the classic Willie Nelson album we haven’t had since “Spirit” in 1996. In the producer’s chair you have T-Bone Burnett, who’s already resurrected mountain music (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) and Robert Plant (“Raising Sand,” with Alison Krauss) this decade. The pitch here is “Stardust” meets the Grand Ol’ Opry circa 1962. How could it miss?

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Aug. 24, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Barnes

Willie Nelson once again stamps familiar standards with his ineradicable musical personality on his new album, “American Classic.” Nelson simplifies and slows down the tempos, then applies his tawny, world-weary voice to mostly melancholy lyrics, as he interprets songs from the mid-century catalog.

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Oct. 23, 2006 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Hoinski

Apparently, alt-country malcontent Ryan Adams didn't smoke enough grass with Willie Nelson on their recent tour, so he lured the legend into the studio to produce "Songbird" in between tokes. It's 73-year-old Nelson's 187th album (by my count), and a far cry from the crowning latter-day works of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.

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(no rating) June 11, 2011 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Mongillo

The title of Joe Ely's latest might be a little misleading. Despite the message of the album's title track, things don't seem terribly settled. "Not That Much Has Changed" initially comes across as a laid-back reflection on life, with observations on the blueness of the sky and horses in the fields.

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