Earlier this month, the Nelson family invited dozens of musicians and fans to Luck Ranch, their private property in the middle of Texas’ beautiful hill country. Just hours before rain and lightning came down upon the festival, the pair came together for a stripped-down performance of “The Sound of Your Memory”, a track featured on Willie’s 2012 album Heroes.
The duo stood in front of Nelson’s vintage tour bus, which greeted visitors as they drove up the winding dirt road to the festival gates. Maui native Meola brings a smooth and jazzy tone to the reminiscent track, which usually has a slightly grittier feel. While it’s difficult for anyone to elevate a Willie Nelson song – much less a 20-year-old newcomer – Meola’s impressive vocal abilities manage to bring the song to a brand new level.
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Both Nelson and Meola ended up joining in for a few songs during Willie’s star-studded finale set during this year’s Luck Reunion. The rain-shortened event also featured appearances from dozens of country artists, including Sam Outlaw, Andrew Combs and Billy Joe Shaver. You can read our full report from the festival here.
Click below to watch Lukas Nelson and Lily Meola’s stunning performance of “The Sound of Your Memory” from Luck Ranch.