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Flect something fundamental at the heart of twentieth century America Thomson's revealing portrait is a timely reminder of the stature and achievements of a true living legendCovering everything from dirt poor beginnings in Texas global fame in the 7. Well researched and written biog benefitting from a little face time the author had with the great man himself and separately with many of his friends and acuaintances Written by someone who comes across as a fan although in truth the occasional slightly syrupy descriptions of his work are than balanced by honest descriptions of Nelsons weaknesses and failings the serial adulteries tax evasion hard drinking and dope smoking Bit of a slog towards the end for the non country music lovers

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Willie Nelson The Outlaw

0s four marriages the death of a son and affairs with Amy Irving and Candice Bergen up to his current position as a 73 year old pot smoking man of the road Thomson's account emerges as the first detailed clear eyed account of Nelson's fascinating lif. Interesting and sad Willie seems like he was ridden hard and put away wet for most of his life But what a great musician It s hard to believe his career spanned so many decades from just getting by in the 50 s to being a jobber musician thru the 60 s and 70 s and finally having money when he got a bit older only to find the problems are never over

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In this intimate and engaging biography Graeme Thomson interviews Nelson himself his band and those who knew him best en route to discovering the real Willie Nelson The Outlaw brilliantly describes a complex and compelling man whose life and music re. I ve read a Willie bio or two in my time so I m pretty familiar with the story Willie Nelson The Outlaw stands apart or less because it avoids mythologizing its subject Thompson is not afraid to uestion the morality of Nelson s choices the poor judgement in many of his decisions Although the tone is somewhat gossipy at times the end result is a far human portrait of Willie Nelson than I ve seen put forth elsewhere He s an amazing songwriter with a whole mess of mediocre albums a pothead who used to be a mean drunk a man full of love and an semi absentee father Thompson pays Nelson no disrespect in being honest about his story but he doesn t pull a lot of punchesThere were little things minor errors that could have been avoided through research Like Yakima Washington is not right on the Pacific coast it s hours away page 7 Chicago is in Illinois not Michigan page 45 Smokin In The Boys Room was a Brownsville Station song not an Aerosmith song page 189 I can t help but uestion the veracity of other information presented in a book with even these small errorsAll the same I came away from this book with what I feel is a better sense of who Willie Nelson is As I said the portrait is human and it s easier to relate to a man than a legend Willie may be both but it s the man that made the legend with a little help from his friends


8 thoughts on “Willie Nelson The Outlaw

  1. says:

    I've read a Willie bio or two in my time so I'm pretty familiar with the story Willie Nelson The Outlaw stands apart or less because it avoid

  2. says:

    The music of Willie Nelson has never been up high on my playlist Country music had a definite lack of cool back in the days of my musical youth Only comparatively recently has the sound of Lucinda Williams tempted me to join the good ole boys with the exception of short sojourns into Gram Parsons Dead and Byrds fayreSo the life and career o

  3. says:

    Judge the artist or the art ? He's written great songs Hello Walls Crazy had a bunch of marriages a bunch of kids and some

  4. says:

    Well researched and written biog benefitting from a little face time the author had with the great man himself and separately with many of his friends and acuaintances Written by someone who comes across as a fan although in truth the occasional slightly syrupy descriptions of his work are than balanced by honest descript

  5. says:

    Interesting and sad Willie seems like he was ridden hard and put away wet for most of his life But what a great musician It's hard to believe h

  6. says:

    You have to admire a man who garnered as much popularity as he has over the years and who did it his way He's really worked at his music it's not just standing up and singing But he's not without flaws and those too are revealed Very

  7. says:

    Recommended

  8. says:

    Excellent