I first got introduced to him when my old man taught me the chords to Blues Eyes Crying in the Rain as a kid, and then sang and played the solo. My old man never played solos, so my eyes just popped out of my head.You know, i've never really listened to much Willie Nelson, but in reading that article, i found myself going to YouTube and looking up various pieces, like Nuages and Stardust… he's one hell of a guitarist, with a totally unique voice (both vocal and guitar). Much respect.
Yeah, he's definitely more like a jazz player in that regard. I wonder if his career would have taken a different track had he not started out in Nashville.Willie's playing has always been bold, unique, and utterly fearless. I don't go out of my way to listen to him, but whenever I come across his music, I always have to stop and listen. There is such soul in his playing.