Here’s a killer story about Willie Nelson’s drummer, best friend, and bodyguard, Paul English. And it’s got an El Paso angle:
When Ray Benson, leader of Asleep at the Wheel, had to get in the face of an El Paso promoter for turning up the lights before their set opening for Willie was finished, Paul saw what was happening and pulled Ray aside.
“You having problems?”
“Yeah, this fuckin’ promoter is jacking with us.”
“Here, take this,” Paul said, offering Ray his .22 pistol.
Paul English is the guy who put the outlaw in outlaw country.
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Photo of Willie Nelson by Minette Layne – http://www.flickr.com/photos/minette_layne/2809738219/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link