This is the first of three interviews Nate Wilcox conducted with Willie Nelson biographer Joe Nick Patoski author of "Willie Nelson: An Epic Life".
In this episode, Joe Nick tells us how a country boy from Abbott, Texas grew into a hard-core honky tonk hero, playing gigs from San Antonio to Portland, Oregon. Honing his skills as a singing radio DJ and selling everything from encyclopedias to classic songs for as little as $50 a pop.
Part 2 Willie Nelson: Nashville's Not Enough
Part 3 Willie Nelson Superstar Days
Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.