Eddie Vedder and Johnny Depp are seen with Ronnie Wood in a newly surfaced photo from 1997, as seen below.
Willie Nelson and Pearl Jam don’t really seem to make sense, but they actually make a ton of sense when you really think about it. Pearl Jam’s songs can easily be translated to a country tone. Not only that, but the croon in Nelson’s voice would seemingly fit rather well with Eddie Vedder’s vocal warble that has been loved by fans for years.
As co-headliner of the Palomino Festival, Willie Nelson served as the main focus for all of the activities that would take place during the one-day event in Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Willie showed why he is still a king within country as he would play a 50-minute performance that kicked off precisely at sundown–ahead of both Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s slot and Kacey Musgraves’ finale–Nelson and his six-piece Family band took over the Pancho Stage with a set of familiar classics, including “Whiskey River,” “Always on My Mind” and “Mamma Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”
The Country Music Hall of Famer also offered a coveted version of a Pearl Jam song as the legendary country singer along with his band covered covered Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe”. There really could not have been a better song to cover. In fact, Willie would release a studio version of this cover over ten years ago.
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After this, Willie stayed within the 90’s as he welcomed Old Crow Medicine Show for a rousing, set-closing nod to Mac Davis’ “It’s Hard to Be Humble.”
Absent from Nelson’s evening was perhaps his most famous song, “On the Road Again.” Instead, Nelson joined Musgraves during her festival-closing appearance for a surprise duet performance of that iconic hit. Nelson’s stop at Palomino Festival precedes the second leg of his own flagship summer event–the Outlaw Music Festival–resuming on July 29 in Cleveland with guests ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule, Larkin Poe and Particle Kid.