October 19, 2013
WILLIE AND NELSON of Hood River delivers a heart-felt set of country and popular ballads to a full house in the beer tent on Sat-urday. Malcolm Brown, left, plays bass, Lisa Nelson handles lead vo-cals, Jose Maya plays drums, and Bill Nielsen (Willie) plays guitar. Between two numbers, Brown asked the sound tech, “If I’m not being too much of a diva, can I have a little less of my voice? Bass players are such prima donnas.” Fellow musician Brian Litt had completed his gig but he stuck around for the set. “I just like good music. If it’s good it draws me in,” Litt said. “I was going to go home but I thought, ‘I’ve got to stay for ‘Angel from Montgomery,’” the John Prine song that Nelson sang next.