Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Margo Price & more playing livestream event in lieu of Luck Reunion
Every year during SXSW, Willie Nelson hosts the Luck Reunion at his ranch just outside of Austin. Obviously this year's event is not happening, as just about every live music event for the rest of the month (and beyond) has been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. However, Willie and the Luck Reunion organizers are putting on a live-streamed event they're calling “‘Til Further Notice" that happens Thursday, March 19 at 7 PM Eastern, featuring "call-in sets filmed live by artists themselves, from the comfort of their own homes." Willie will be playing, as will Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey, Lucinda Williams, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jewel, Willie's sons Micah Nelson and Lukas Nelson, Devon Gilfillian, Thomas Csorba, Tami Nelson, Sunny War, Ian Ferguson, Tre Burt, David Ramirez, Katie Pruitt, Nikki Lane, Early James, Paul Cauthen, Randy Houser, and more. Here's more on the event:
While the majority of the acts will be performing and recording from living rooms, bedrooms, or home studios, a small number of local acts are slated to (safely) broadcast from Austin’s premier recording facility, Arlyn Studios. Luck and Arlyn are working in tandem to do what they can to preserve the energy and camaraderie that is intrinsic in Austin’s creative community.
The free-to-view stream is an effort to gather the creative community in a virtual setting during a time that in-person gatherings are impossible to execute.
Fans can opt to contribute via a digital tip jar that will be readily available throughout the broadcast. Tip donations raised will be divided equally, and transparently, among all performers. Should an artist wish to donate their share to a charity of their choice, or to a fellow artist in need, they will be able to do so. More information coming soon.
Willie Nelson's new album First Rose of Spring is out April 24.