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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Almost Willie (Nelson) visits Quartzsite, Arizona

If you've been an RVer for very long, you've likely heard of Quartzsite, Arizona. It's a lonely spot of desert pretty much in the middle of nowhere. In the blazing hot summer, hardly anybody lives there. But come winter, the RVers invade -- tens of thousands of them at peak times camped in local RV parks and on the federal lands that surround the dusty outpost. Here's a short profile of a man who claims to be the number one Willie Nelson impersonator. A former funeral directory and county coroner, Tom Bradshaw gave up that life to hit the road as a Willie Nelson lookalike in a old red, white and blue motorhome with "Almost Willie" painted right on the sides. Hear him sing and get a little glimpse of Quartzsite in the background. Running time: About four minutes.

1 comment:

  1. About 10 or so years ago, I was doing the morning show or WIRE radio in Lebanon, Indiana when an old red, white and blue Winney pulled up in my parking lot...into the station walked Almost Willie. We had an interesting interview on the radio. As I remember, he was appearing nearby for a program. I have since sold the station, now have my own Fleetwood Southwind and hope someday to cross paths with Almost Willie again. Good to see the video of him as it brought back good memories.


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