Eight Great Trigger Performances

From "I'm a Memory" to "Here We Go Again," listen to eight performances that highlight the capabilities of Willie's treasured guitar.
Photography by Wyatt McSpadden

I’m a Memory” (1970)

Out of the Nashville schmaltz comes an early Trigger solo.

A Song for You” (1973)

Just Willie and his guitar, singing and playing at their own pace.

Bandera” (1975)

A soundtrack to loneliness.

On the Road Again” (1980)

Simple melody, simple riff, simple song.

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” (1981)

Willie and Johnny Gimble do their Django and Stéphane Grappelli routine.

Still Is Still Moving to Me” (1993)

From minor key to major, Spanish thrum to bluesy riffing.

Rainbow Connection” (2001)

Solo starts off playing it straight, then heads over the rainbow.

Here We Go Again” (2011)

Duets with Norah Jones, duels with Wynton Marsalis.

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