Willie's 77 years old. A couple of days ago he was busted for marijuana possession. Again. I hereby propose a special dispensation of drug possession laws for all seniors. Especially those that still have phrasing and guitar chops like this. We could just call it the Willie Pass.
It's scary to realize that it's been forty years of Willie for Lorna and me. He was an obscure Texas songwriter. We went to early Willie concerts with just half a crowd, and yet Willie played far into the night, leaving country and venturing into jazz, show tunes, blues, rock, gospel, what ever crossed his mind. I remember thinking that this guy is amazing and everyone in the world should know his name. I guess now they do.