Billy Strings & Willie Nelson Performing “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” At Outlaw Music Fest Is A Full On Jam Session

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I don’t think I have seen this many people on a stage since my middle school choir concert… which was obviously not the same as this group’s musical caliber.

Last week Willie Nelson’s traveling music festival, Outlaw Music Festival, made a stop in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

On this leg of the tour, the amazing  Billy Strings stopped by to play a few tunes. Strings was hitting the stage with many of the artists, including Nelson’s son, Micah Nelson.

On this night, the whole damn crew took the stage to cover the iconic hymn, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”

Willie Nelson kicks off the tune with a rasp with an opening line, “Will the circle be unbroken/ By and by, Lord, by and by.”

The sound crew gets to work setting up the microphones for the ‘choir’ as Strings strums along and quickly adds his signature bluegrass acoustic flare we all know and love.

Micah Nelson helps his dad sing the lyrics as Strings takes the guitar lead. Willie is putting in work between lines getting the crowd going.

The whole performance is a solid jam session. Everyone is clapping, sharing the mics, singing along with the crowd, and having pure fun.

Nelson signals, “Big finish,” as they wrap up the tune.

The group fades off the stage, and then Nelson decides to give the crowd one more as a big finisher… and it’s a good one, a cover of “It’s Hard To Be Humble” by Mac Davis.

The finale is the perfect father-son moment as they close the night in song together.

I think I need to add Outlaw to my festival bucket list because of the recent videos posted.

“Will The Circle Be Unbroken”

Featuring Nitty Gritty Band, Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Roy Acuff, and more

“It’s Hard To Be Humble” by Mac Davis

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock