Not surprisingly, cannabis connoisseur Willie Nelson planned a number of festivities to celebrate 4/20 on Monday. The music legend held a huge livestream event called “Come and Toke It” featuring appearances from the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Angel Olsen. Later in the evening, however, Nelson scaled things back for a more intimate, family affair-style performance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Recorded remotely from the Nelson household, the appearance featured Willie strumming alongside sons Lukas and Micah. The three ran through “Hello Walls”, a 1961 song Willie wrote for Country Music Hall of Famer Faron Young. It was a pleasant and hearty rendition, and a fine way to close out Willie’s favorite holiday.
Watch the Colbert performance below.
“Come and Toke It” also boasted cameos from Margo Price, Kevin Morby, Billy Ray Cyrus, and even former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. The variety show, which lasted exactly 4 hours and 20 minutes, also featured helpful cooking tips, fun cocktail demos, and “weed-centric moments.”
This summer, Willie will release his 70th record, First Rose of Spring. He’s also due to hit the road for a string of US tour dates, a handful of which are part of Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” tour. Snag concert tickets here.