The city of New Orleans – Willie Nelson

City of New Orleans is a popular song written by Steve Goodman, describing a train trip from Chicago to New Orleans via the Illinois Central Railroad in bittersweet and nostalgic terms. Goodman got the idea while traveling in the train of the same name for a family visit to his wife. He performed the song […]

Willie Nelson performing “City of New Orleans” @Bacchus ’06

I was fortunate enough to attend the Bacchus Ball in 2006, not even 6 months after Katrina in the NOLA convention center and I just happened to start recording Willie when he started the song. I don’t think a song has ever meant so much to me at any time in my life. Just shut […]

The City of New Orleans – Willie Nelson

Slide show based upon “The City of New Orleans”, Willie Nelson rendition. The City of New Orleans – Lyrics Ridin’ on the City of New Orleans Illinois Central, Monday mornin’ rail Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail All along the south-bound odyssey The train pulls out at Kankakee […]