Willie Nelson Tribute: Jimmie Wilson
Attention to detail marks this show. Arrangements are faithful with the haunting harmonica winding through the famous ballads, the gospel- inspired tinkling piano, the meandering steel guitar and the jazz-inspired rhythm section that ties it all together. Add in Jimmie’s exacting vocals, the trademark twang of Jimmie’s ‘Trigger’ replica guitar, along with the artist’s jaw-dropping physical likeness to Willie and you get the most accurate, faithful Willie Nelson Tribute show in the world.
Jimmie considers himself to be one of Willie’s biggest fans. He believes the better his show is, the bigger the compliment to this American icon, Willie Nelson. That’s what the Jimmie Wilson Road Show is all about.
Imagine the excitement created by that twanging intro to ‘Whiskey River’, a tune that has echoed through the American musical landscape for decades. That is what Jimmie Wilson takes pride in delivering, and that, is why the Jimmie Wilson Road Show delights audiences with a faithful reproduction of the epic Willie Nelson concert experience.
In the tradition of Willie Nelson, Jimmie often lingers after the show to meet the audience. He especially loves talking to the many Willie fans and hearing their stories of meeting the star.
Jimmie Wilson plays and sings just like Willie, and his appearance is uncannily close. That is the consensus of our customers after seeing his show these last two years. A very professional outfit that always tops their contract, and we hope he will play here forever! — Barbara Kolb, Owner of Blue Ridge Vineyard, Eagle Rock, VA
“Writer for the site wrote: “Just listening to his show put a warm feeling in me that I haven’t felt at other concerts.” Local couple stated: “I could have sat in the rain for another couple hours listening to Jimmie Wilson’s tribute to Willie Nelson. He was so good!.” Another wrote: “If you love Willie, you will love Jimmie, even if it’s pouring.” — Social media post, Martinsville, VA.
Jimmie Wilson has been singing Willie Nelson songs since ‘Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain’ was a hit song in the 70’s. It was in 2007 that Jimmie and the Road Show Band decided to take advantage of Jimmie’s uncanny ability to sound and look like Willie, and the band member’s love of outlaw music to create a pure tribute to Willie Nelson. They have performed in theatres, casinos, fairs, festivals and resorts ever since The JImmie Wilson Road Show had dedicated to deliver the most authentic heartfelt Willie Nelson tribute concert experience on the planet! — Excerpt, Roanoke Times