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I Finally Saw Willie Nelson: Outlaw Music Festival Concert Review

Disclaimer: I HATE country music.
I always have and I always will.
Having said that, I wanted to finally see Willie Nelson.
So I did.
I went to his Outlaw Music Festival in Cincinnati.
There were five bands and I went for two of them: Willie and Bonnie Raitt.
The first act, Derek Allan Band, was meh to me.
The second act, Jamestown Revival, was actually good. I can’t say I’ll ever buy any of their music, but they were good.
Bonnie Raitt was great!! She still sings and plays well, and her band is fantastic. I’m glad I saw her.
The next act, Luke Combs, I could care less about.
He’s considered hot stuff by a lot of people and that’s good for them, but I hated having to sit through his set.
It was terrible to my ears. And you know what’s sad? He probably had the best reaction of the night.
Not that Willie didn’t have a great reaction, but I swear many people were leaving during his set.
Seeing Willie Nelson was good. He is still great at what he does, and his band, which is his family, are fantastic. Especially his sister, Bobbie, who plays piano.
This concert was a mixed bag for me but I’m glad I saw Willie and Bonnie. They were great.
I hope they keep going for a long time to come.
Again, I HATE Country music and I always will. But I respect Willie and Bonnie and am glad I saw them.

Willie Nelson Set List:

  1. Whiskey River/Still Is Still Movin’/Beer For My Horses
  2. Down Yonder
  3. If You Got The Money
  4. Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
  5. Georgia On My Mind
  6. La La La Song
  7. My Favorite Picture
  8. Hard To Be Humble
  9. It’s All Going To Pot
  10. Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die
  11. Good Hearted Woman
  12. Nuages
  13. On The Road Again
  14. Always On My Mind
  15. Jambalaya/Hey Good Lookin’/Move It On Over
  16. Circle Be Unbroken/I’ll Fly Away/I Saw The Light

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