An Evening with Willie Nelson
Photographing—and hanging out with—a music icon.
Back in August of 1989, Ron met and photographed Willie Nelson when the country superstar performed for a benefit at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Ron met lots of artists and musicians at the Sheldon; he was the official photographer there for about 15 years.
Getting a glimpse behind the scenes is one of the best benefits of being a photographer. Being invited onto Willie Nelson’s tour bus by the man himself is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Here is Ron’s wife, Sally, with Willie. Ron says Willie invited them both to stick around and hang out on his tour bus for a bit of “relaxation” after the show.