Willie Nelson Joins Billy Strings for “California Sober”: Stream
Billy Strings has enlisted the assistance of Willie Nelson for his new single, “California Sober.” Watch the music video for the tune under.
An upbeat bluegrass quantity, “California Sober” pays homage to placing your unhealthy partying years behind you, and shifting onto a extra “sober” future — when you take into account abstaining from every part besides marijuana “sober,” that’s. With photographs of blunt-puffing, joint-rolling, and, after all, Willie himself, the tune is an ideal soundtrack to a soothing night of staying in and lighting up.
Nelson’s look comes halfway by the monitor, as he gives harmonies and delivers a verse together with his inimitable voice, which, at 89 years previous, nonetheless rings as charming and resonant as ever. Add within the harmonica accompaniment from Mickey Raphael, and “California Sober” has every part you’d need from a Willie Nelson function.
For Strings, the one is his first new launch since signing with Reprise Data, and it effortlessly suits in with the remainder of his catalog due to the acoustic plucking and virtuosic solos. Presently on the highway, the 30-year-old not too long ago introduced he’ll be including further stops to his large 2023 tour (seize tickets right here). This weekend, he’ll be a part of the roster of stars celebrating Nelson’s ninetieth birthday on the Hollywood Bowl, together with Neil Younger, Snoop Dogg, Beck, Booker T. Jones, and lots of extra.
Nelson, for his half, is displaying no indicators of slowing down, even at nearly 90. Apart from this single and his birthday festivities, he’s preserve himself busy. This previous weekend, he carried out at Stephen Stills’ Gentle Up the Blues, and throughout the previous week, he’s introduced a fiftieth anniversary iteration of his 4th of July Picnic in Austin and a 16-stop run for the 2023 Outlaw Music Competition Tour. Seize your seats for the latter right here.
If you happen to don’t get an opportunity to see them collectively in particular person this weekend, you possibly can nonetheless watch Billy and Willie hang around and lay down their tracks within the in-studio music video for “California Sober.” Watch it under.