High Noon Talk: Bobbie Nelson's Legacy
January 10, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Be part of a special High Noon Talk honoring country music pioneer Bobbie Nelson.
High Noon Talks are back and better than ever! Get ready to discover interesting and often untold stories of Texas at our classic, casual lunchtime talk series.
Join members of the Fletcher family and Bullock Curator Angie Glasker for an insightful discussion on her importance to the Nelson family, her impact on music, and her place in Texas history. Bobbie began playing piano at age five and played in the band The Texans with her husband Bud Fletcher and her brother Willie Nelson during the 1940s and 1950s. After Bobbie and Bud divorced in 1955, she taught piano lessons and played in restaurants, supper clubs, and lounges for the next two decades. In 1973, Bobbie joined Willie's The Family Band and was a studio musician on his albums including Shotgun Willie (1973) and she received a platinum record for her work on Stardust (1978). Bobbie played her last show on October 9, 2021, just five months before her death at the age of 91.
Program is FREE to the public.
Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.
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