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Sunday 7 P.M.
Willie Nelson. (left) The Red Headed Stranger is caught up in so many extracurricular activities these days — promoting biodiesel transportation, lobbying against horses being turned into dog food, forgetting not to inhale when the doobie passes — that one can lose track of what he does best: write music with uncommon perception and sing it with an unpredictable phrasing more reminiscent of Louis Armstrong than Hank Williams.(Palomino Stage, 7:15-8:15)
The John Cowan Band. One of the founders of the "newgrass" movement, Cowan was the lead singer of the New Grass Revival, which also included Sam Bush and Béla Fleck. His mission, as Cowan has stated, remains simple: "to take acoustic music somewhere new."(Appaloosa Stage, 7:35-8:35)