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Willie Nelson

Acoustic Guitar from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$50 - $5000 per event
As the keyboard/guitar player of a Philadelphia wedding band, I have had years of experience playing at weddings and other special events. When I am playing alone, however, I can focus more on people's reactions to the music I am playing and tailor my set to fit the crowd as I go. When I am playing guitar and singing, I like to get my vocals as close as I can to the original singers vocals. I think of it is an exciting challenge. On the other hand, I absolutely love playing piano instrumental versions of pop songs with added jazz flair, and I get a kick every time I see someone tune into what I am doing.

As much as I love pop tunes, I am also a huge fan of old jazz standards. They are familiar without being overplayed or corny. A lot of them remind me of Frank Sinatra singing or Louis Armstrong playing trumpet. I play them on piano or guitar, with and without lyrics. Some of my favorites are Autumn Leaves, Fly Me to the Moon, and All of Me

Lately, I've been playing lots of songs from the late 80s. I have been enjoying the jazz influence on pop that occurred throughout the decade, as well as the added reverb to every sound you hear. I like to dial-in a lot of echo when I play these songs. Great examples of this are Toto's Africa and Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer.

R&B songs are a big crowd pleaser. I love to pepper my sets with song selections from Stevie wonder, smoky Robinson, Michael McDonald, and Philadelphia's own Hall and Oates.

I never forget the Beatles, though. They really set the stage for me as a musician. Some of the first songs I remember are Beatles songs. I love to play music from all of the different styles that they played over the years, as well as songs from their later solo careers. In any given night, I might play Help, Band on the Run, Imagine, and Rocky Raccoon.
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Acoustic Guitar
80's Hits Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Willie Nelson will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.
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