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An area of Texas expertise: I have attended 20 Willie Nelson Fourth of July Picnics since 1995 and covered 10 of those for a Texas newspaper. I have studied the history of the Picnic and written about it extensively.


I don't aim to compete with the old-timers. Anyone who attended one of the large Picnics in the 1970s knows more about that crucial first era than I could ever learn through research and collecting — even if, or perhaps because they can't remember it. But if you want to know about the history of the Picnic as a whole and how different eras compare with each other, I'm your guy.

Please click on the links below to read some of the Picnic stories I've written.

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