Since 2012, Willie Nelson has offered musicians and music fans a respite from the bustle of downtown Austin with Luck Reunion, a one-day festival held the week of South by Southwest on Nelson’s sprawling ranch in Spicewood, Texas. We’ve seen firsthand how special the gathering of Nelson’s friends, family, and peers in the music industry can be: The schedule is always rife with surprise appearances, intimate chapel performances, and did-that-really-just-happen collaborations. So when the event was canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns, Willie and friends didn’t just abandon the idea of gathering the Luck family together. They took it online.
Tonight, the Texas trailblazer will host ’Til Further Notice, a livestream concert with Nathaniel Rateliff, Lucinda Williams, Lukas Nelson, Devon Gilfillian, Margo Price, Katie Pruitt, and many more artists from the Luck lineup. Free for all viewers—with the option of donating what you can—these artists will be streaming each set themselves, coming to fans live from bedrooms, home studios, living rooms, or front porches. Tune in below, or at LuckReunion.com, Twitch, or Facebook Live between 7 p.m. and midnight to get in on the action. And if you enjoy what you hear, do be sure to donate to the event’s “Digital Tip Jar,” which will be split among all performing artists, and in many cases, donated to their favorite charities. As event cancellations continue to roll in, even a small contribution could be a crucial lifeline for up-and-coming artists struggling to find a foothold in this strange new reality.Watch live video from LuckReunion on www.twitch.tv