Willie Nelson tribute heats up HHT

Hemet Historic TheatreRoger Hegyi performs his tribute to Willie Nelson in the first person, acting as though he is Willie Nelson himself. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed On Sept. 9, The True Willie Band brought an incredible tribute to the stage at the Historic Hemet Theatre. Roger Hegyi looks and sounds so much like Willie Nelson it was easy to imagine that “Shotgun Willie” himself had arrived in downtown Hemet. Unlike other tribute artists, Hegyi performs the show in first person, as if he actually were the country music legend. Between songs, Hegyi told stories from Willie Nelson’s career and personal life, including jokes about his recording success (more than

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