On Friday, Willie Nelson turns 77 years old and still tours cross country in his pimped out tour bus. Happy Birthday Willie! Nelson who is best-known for his laid back ways, a philosophy he likes to share with his band mates on stage.
A down to earth Taurus, Willie Nelson treats his musicians like family. “If you make a mistake, it’s laughed at. He’s great to work with, he provides wide open spaces, musically, to work with,” they say.
Nelson who has been married four times, has nine kids and has been married to his current wife Annie for the last 19 years.
One of his biggest fans, Randy Primm, is a 25 yr old filmmaker from Seattle, who enjoys cruisin down the highway listening to Willie Nelson tunes. On a cross country journey, he travels in a funky RV called Betsy.
His pad on wheels, is equipped with a solar panel on the roof and he’s been documenting his adventures for the last year on video. His hysterical “Road Bandit” videos capture everything from Mardi Gras to the Pinball Hall of Fame Museum. He even had enough time to get a reading from Celebrity Psychic, Jusstine Kenzer. Informative but still fun, it gives fans an inside look on what it’s REALLY like to live in an RV, 24/7.
His companion, a 14 year old cat named Bird, even has her own personal website. She’s been on the road with him for the last year and their plan is to catch up with Nelson when he hits Vegas in September and share a few road stories. Until then, his next pit stop will be pro surfing championships in Huntington Beach and a 4th of July celebration in San Francisco. Follow the Bandits at www.roadbandit.com