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Max’s Icon: Willie Nelson

Max’s Icon: Willie Nelson

Country music legend Willie Nelson’s first New York appearance was at Max’s Kansas City in 1973.

Critic Ian Dove was in the audience and had the following to say in his review of Willie’s performance:

“Nelson puts heart in country music…He gives value for the money, barely pausing for breath during the first part of his performance, a long “and-then-I-wrote” sequence of songs…As a singer he is without frill or filigree, very direct and with a lot of heart.”