The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled to welcome Country music legend Willie Nelson & Family back to the Amphitheatre with special guest Los Lonely Boys as the opening act.
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid (an event he co-founded in 1985), received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In November 2015, The Library of Congress honored him with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to popular music making Willie the first country artist to receive the distinguished award. And this year began with the release of “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin”, a collection of 11 newly recorded Gershwin classics. The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart.
Los Lonely Boys is the beloved, close-knit Texan brother trio featuring Jojo Garza (vocals, bass), Henry Garza (vocals, guitar), and Ringo Garza (drums, vocals). The story of how the Garza brothers rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great Cinderella tales. But, the story of how they’ve persevered in the face of subsequent challenges is just as compelling. In 2013, they canceled 43 shows and paused work on their last album, “Revelation”, after Henry was seriously hurt when he fell from a stage in Los Angeles. A couple of years previously, vocal cord nodules had forced Jojo to stop singing for months. And in 2015, their mother passed away. That’s why they titled their 2014 release “Revelation”; its’ songs were meant to serve as mirrors of sorts, reflecting aspects of our lives in ways that reveal new insights. “Revelation” maintains the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to their fiercely loyal fans. Flawless harmonies and soaring solos remain trademarks, but in these songs, they explore rhythms from conjunto (“Blame It On Love”) to reggae (“Give A Little More”), along with rustic acoustic textures (“It’s Just My Heart Talkin’”) and baroque pop shadings (“There’s Always Tomorrow”).
Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:30pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.