It's time to retire 'Trigger', Willie

noley

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Here's Willie Nelson inducting Kris Kristofferson into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame last night:





Tell me this guitar doesn't sound like absolute $#!+.

I've seen Willie at least 30 times going back to the '70's so I'm not a hater, but for crying out loud that guitar is ready for the damn dumpster.

Yeah it's as much a part of a Willie show as Willie himself yada yada yada but it sounds like crapolio !

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chillybilly

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My missus, a TGPer by osmosis if nothing else, was shocked by Kristofferson's voice/delivery. Granted, he's rolled the odometer over a few times and was always more of a talk-singer with that raspy voice but he was barely audible and randomly-pitched.

The Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples duet was well-intentioned but descended into farce as either Mavis forgot the arrangement or Bonnie decided to improvise (?) an a capella section at the end.

'Thing Called Love' was equally ragged. Taj Mahal was surplus to requirements with or without that ukulele (or possibly a guitar that looked like a ukulele against his massive frame). Once again Bonnie ad-libbed the ending while Mavis dutifully kept up the backing harmonies...but Bonnie had stopped singing by then.
 

dcbc

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Sounded like Willie to me. He and the guitar get a little older each year, but neither is replaceable. Maybe it was the gawdawful crap I heard on other NYE shows on TV last night, but all of the ACL acts sounded like just about the best things I'd heard all night.
 

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