HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) AUGUST 17, 2017 — Backstage Auctions is proud to present a unique collection featuring items from Willie Nelson’s Evergreen, Colorado estate. Throughout most of the 1980s, Evergreen, Colorado was home to the Nelsons. Willie, Connie and their daughters embraced the breathtaking nature that surrounded their 44 acre estate. Time Magazine even did a full cover feature in 1983 on this beautiful hideaway. A divorce in 1988 and a well-documented row with the IRS eventually led to the sale of this majestic property in 1991 by a real estate investor who placed all the original contents in storage, where it has remained for the last 26 years.
Upon inspection it was discovered that these stored items contained much more than what was initially believed to be there. In addition to a variety of antique furniture, a host of chandeliers and lamps and quite literally the bath tub and sink, the inventory also included a vast number of trunks that were filled with an incredible array of vintage Willie Nelson memorabilia. Concert t-shirts, tour itineraries, backstage passes, posters, event programs, photos, press folders, promotional material and much more made for an impressive treasure trove of anything “Willie.”
Among the highlights are handwritten lyrics by Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, as well as a substantial collection of correspondence with friends of the Nelsons such as June Carter-Cash, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Wexler, President Jimmy Carter and many others. There are personal mementos dating back to the 1960s and even some old gear from Willie Nelson’s recording studio.
Willie Nelson is a legend and a true American icon. He is as much loved for his amazing catalog of timeless music, as he is respected for activism and attitude towards life. This auction offers a unique opportunity to own an authentic memento of Willie Nelson and his Evergreen home.
The online auction starts August 19th and will run through August 27th. The catalog can be previewed now and is open to fans and collectors around the world. For more information and to register for a VIP All Access Pass for the Willie Nelson Memorabilia Auction event visit http://www.backstageauctions.com
BACKSTAGE AUCTIONS is an online auction house specializing in authentic music memorabilia and exclusively representing legendary musicians and entertainment professionals directly. Every auction event is unique, reflecting an artist’s legacy and chronicles their legendary career. Backstage Auctions has represented dozens of notable and very talented musicians, producers and managers in the music industry.