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Music – 1981 – Instrumental – Willie Nelson + Johnny Gimble + Dean Buskirk + Freddy Powers + Dean Reynolds

This 1981 Austin City Limits (ACL) episode of Somewhere Over The Rainbow with Willie Nelson and The Rainbow Band….comprising of Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Freddie Powers on rhythm guitar, Dean Buskirk on lead guitar and mandolin and Dean Rynolds on bass….and of course, Willie Nelson on guitar and vocals….as this video is truly one of our favorites here at ImaSportsphile….cuz every one of the guys can play music….while the music being played at this ACL is all from Willie’s 26th album Somewhere Over The Rainbow….which had been released just a few months before this concert. 

One of Wille Nelson’s guitar heroes was gypsy jazz legend, Django Reinhardt….whom he dedicated this ACL performance too….and many of the guitar riffs that Willie does on the album….are his salute to Django and his unique style and talent…..which is what makes this Willie & The Rainbow Band music so special….cuz it is pure acoustic musical instrument talent being displayed. ENJOY!!

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