Archive for the ‘Duets and collaborations’ Category

Willie Nelson and Ray Price, “Rose of San Antone”

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Willie Nelson and Roger Miller, “Old Friends” (Farm Aid 1985)

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, “Seven Spanish Angels”

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Willie Nelson sings on Dr. John Album

Friday, July 29th, 2022
by: Joseph Hudak

Dr. John and Willie Nelson’s Duet of ‘Gimme That Old Time Religion’ Is the Spiritual Boost You Need

Idiosyncratic vocalists’ duet of gospel standard appears on upcoming posthumous album Things Happen That Way from Dr. John, who died in 2019

Prior to his death in 2019, magical New Orleans musician Dr. John was recording songs that would make up his final album, Things Happen That Way, out Sept. 23. Ahead of the LP’s arrival, Rounder Records released Dr. John’s duet with Willie Nelson, “Gimme That Old Time Religion.” It’s a loose yet powerful rendition of the gospel traditional buoyed along by the idiosyncratic voices of the late Malcolm John Rebennack and Nelson.

“Dr. John had the most unique musical style and language that would take me to another place whenever I heard him play and sing,” Nelson said in a statement.

Along with Nelson’s appearance, Things Happen That Way features guest spots by Willie’s son Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real, and Aaron Neville, who duets with Dr. John on a cover of the Traveling Wilburys song “End of the Line.” Dr. John also puts his spin on songs by Nelson (“Funny How Time Slips Away”), Hank Williams (“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”), and his own “I Walk on Guilded Splinters.”

Here’s the track list for Things Happen That Way:

1. “Funny How Time Slips Away”
2. “Ramblin’ Man”
3. “Gimme That Old Time Religion” (feat. Willie Nelson)
4. “I Walk On Guilded Splinters” (feat. Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real)
5. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
6. “End of the Line” (feat. Aaron Neville)
7. “Holy Water”
8. “Sleeping Dogs Best Left Alone”
9.  “Give Myself a Good Talkin’ To”
10. “Guess Things Happen That Way”

Amos Lee with Willie Nelson, “El Camino”

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Amos Lee sang “El Camino” when he performed at Chautauqua in Boulder a few years ago. Before he sang it he talked about how great an opportunity it was to record it with Willie Nelson.  Such a beautiful song.  It’s on Amos’ Mission bell Album, along with Mickey Raphael on harmonica. They performed the song together at Farm Aid in Milwaukee, as well.

Willie Nelson & Family, with Beto O’Rourke (4th of July Picnic 2022)

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

Beto O’Rourke, candidate for Governor of Texas, and his son joined Willie Nelson & Family on stage at his picnic last night, for “On The Road Again”

Willie and Bobbie Nelson, “Family Bible” (Abbott Methodist Church)

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Willie Nelson and Particle Kid (aka Micah Nelson) duet and Outlaw Music Festival Tour

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Particle Kid, aka Micah Nelson, and his legendary father Willie Nelson duet on a new single, “Die When I’m High (Halfway To Heaven)”. The duo shared a video today via Rolling Stone, prior to the track dropping via all DSPs tomorrow – pre-save here.

Particle Kid and Willie Nelson will hit the road starting next week as part of the Outlaw Music Festival, across the U.S. thru September [all dates below]. A limited-edition, wood carved single of “Die When I’m High (Halfway To Heaven)” will be available exclusively at the dates.

Discussing the creative spark behind the track, Micah offered, “Sometime back in December 2020, in between endless rounds of chess and dominos, my dad looked up at me and said, ‘If I die when I’m high I’ll be halfway to heaven’. It took me a second to process, but I said , ‘Dad, that’s the best song title I ever heard. You better write the rest of it quick.’ He said. ‘Why don’t you write it?’ So I did. That night I wrote it for him, about him. It’s really just a love letter to him. A tribute.

“At the same time I realized it’s also a sort of ‘fuck you’ to anyone who ever thought of me as some lost prodigal son who doesn’t understand him or respect his legacy just because I’ve never imitated his style or pandered to his audience. HE is the one who gave me my Particle Kid moniker after all.

“We are both freaks, in our time. I’m no prodigal son. I am HIS Particle Kid. I would never try to be him, or even pretend, because nobody will ever be him. But believe it or not I do relate to the Willie fans because I am one of them. They know  how incredible and one of a kind he is. So this song is for the real Willie fans too. They get it.

“I cut the video together using a combination of time-lapse footage I shot at Luck, concert footage of me and my dad performing the song live, and some animated portraits I created digitally of him at different times in his life.”

Micah Nelson released his experimental, psychedelic, future-folk magnum opus, TIME CAPSULE, under his Particle Kid moniker in April. A 26-song musical journey through time, space and consciousness.

Available digitally, on compact disc and inside a limited edition hempcrete time capsule, forged by Micah himself. 

TIME CAPSULE takes listeners on a trip through various genres, ideas and sounds – an eclectic palette of sonic colors, both familiar and exploratory. Feelings painted together like a collage, as if 90s alt, 60s psych, 70s electric jazz, and some abstract future were all magazines — chopped up and somehow cohesively glued together by Micah’s voice and lyrics.

 Stream + Purchase TIME CAPSULE here.

Outlaw Music Festival Dates:

06/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

06/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

07/01 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP

07/02 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion

07/04 – Austin, TX @ Q2 Stadium

07/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center

07/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ River Bend Center

08/12 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

08/13 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center

08/14 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater

09/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

09/10 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

09/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

09/13 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

09/16 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center

09/17 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones

Friday, June 10th, 2022

Willie Nelson and George Strait, “Poncho and Lefty”

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
George Strait & Willie Nelson at the Moddy Center, in Austin (4/29/22)

“Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Willie Nelson & Dian Cannon, “Loving You Was Easier, than anything I’ve ever done again”

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, “Pancho and Lefty”

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, “Pancho and Lefty”

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, “Seven Spanish Angels”

Thursday, December 9th, 2021