Previous Next

Chapel at Willie Nelson's ranch

Kim Schultz reports from a night of music few got to experience.

1. Willie Nelson’s ranch is located in “Luck, Texas.” Or, more accurately, the town of “Luck, Texas” is located on Willie Nelson’s ranch.

2. It was constructed in 1986 to serve as the set for the Western Red Headed Stranger.

3. The lineup for the inaugural Heartbreaker Banquet included Gary Clark Jr., Blitzen Trapper, Jenny O., Father John Misty, White Dress, and Rhett Miller.

4. Willie Nelson’s ranch has a chapel. Opposite the main stage, people poured into the tiny space (seating about 50 in pews), trying to catch a view of Miller, crooning away inside.

5. Willie wasn’t even there. He was 2,000 miles away, playing a show in my hometown, ironically. But every artist who took the stage made sure to thank him.

6. Everyone at the ranch seemed appropriately dressed in denim and long skirts, feathers in long hair, bandannas.

7. On the deck of one building, a local vendor was selling vintage clothes, while inside, guests perused vinyl and a tattoo artist was in the corner tattooing a ship’s anchor on a girl’s arm.

8. The walls of the saloon were lined with ‘Gentleman Jack’ and drinks were complimentary.

9. The saloon had real swinging doors.

Music Festivals


 

About The Author

Kim Schultz

Kim Schultz is a Bay Area native inspired by music, travel and fashion. She is currently working at Tamalpais Research Institute, a state-of-the-art performance studio broadcasting live HD video & audio content directly to the internet. Favorite things: vinyl, pinot noir & chili flakes.

  • http://lazycash1.com/ jackdiamond

    as Ralph answered I’m dazzled that a student able to make $7448 in a few weeks on the internet. have you read this web site… http://makeadesire.blogspot.in/

For years I've been searching the globe from Somalia to Chechnya to Iraq to Afghanistan.
Don’t double dip in Nick Cave. Lou Reed is a big name on the bill, but I wouldn’t...
Pushing the limits of what a "band" can be.
A few months of electronica, garlic bouquets, and random acts of queerness in the Great...
Violent lyrics, faygo showers, spray painted faces, fast food, and nudity. Everywhere.
Just in time for the summer season, dance your heart out.
Matador gives you the quick and dirty on ten summer music festivals definitely worth...
While many consider The UK and Europe to be the heavyweights of the festival circuit,...
Wonder where some of your 80s rocker faves ended up? We did too. Two hours and three...
Wyndham Wallace's photographs show Arctic Norway's biannual music festival: beautiful...
A run-down of free music parties at SXSW that have yet to happen, some of which give you...
"It's blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound."