A copy of Willie Nelson's "Red Headed Stranger" has been stuck in my car's cassette player since 2003, so I've listened countless times to the story of a mysterious man with eyes like thunder and a wild black stallion. An ejector malfunction changed my life by teaching me Nelson's masterful poetics and simple outlaw elegance.

A copy of Willie Nelson's "Red Headed Stranger" has been stuck in my car's cassette player since 2003, so I've listened countless times to the story of a mysterious man with eyes like thunder and a wild black stallion. An ejector malfunction changed my life by teaching me Nelson's masterful poetics and simple outlaw elegance.

The bearded, braided one will roll out hits from that album and scores of others during a concert Wednesday at the LC. A performer with a six-decade career won't be around forever, so don't miss your chance to catch an American legend.