After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Willie Nelsonand company returned to the Luck Ranch, located in Spicewood, Texas, for a night of good music, good food and good friends.
The festival also featured performances Charley Crockett, Lily Meola, Lucero, Adia Victoria, and more, and even Jason Isbell showed up a day early.
And while you can imagine that it was great to gather again, you can also imagine the heavy hearts on that stage, as the Nelson Family said goodbye to Willie’s sister and longtime piano player, Bobbie Nelson, just last week.
Bobbie began playing with Willie in a professional capacity in the ’70s, joining Willie Nelson’s newly formed band, The Family. She started touring with him and played on various albums including The Troublemaker, Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger,Phases and Stages, and more.
Flanked by his sons Lukas and Micah, as well as a backdrop paying tribute to his late sister that read, “In Loving Memory of Bobbie Nelson 1931-2022,” Willie and Family closed out the show with the Gospel classics, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.”