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See Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt Cover Stevie Ray Vaughan at Texas Strong Benefit

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more took the stage Friday night at Austin’s Erwin Center for the Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit concert, hosted by Matthew McConaughey.

Highlights from the fundraiser were streamed live Friday night via KHOU’s YouTube, including Nelson and Raitt duetting on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Texas Flood.” 

The 1983 blues song’s lyrics eerily forecasted Hurricane Harvey’s devastating aftermath on the Houston are. “There’s floodin’ down in Texas / All of the telephone lines are down,” Nelson and Raitt sang. “Flood water keep a-rollin’ / Man it’s about to drive poor me insane.”

The Texas Strong concert promised “exclusive performances and rare collaborations,” and the event delivered all night: Nelson also teamed with soul singer Leon Bridges to perform the country legend’s oft-covered classic “Funny How Time Slips Away.”

Paul Simon, who with his wife Edie Brickell previously donated $1 million to help recovery efforts of small towns in the Houston area, performed a pair of songs during the live-stream: Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” and, with Brickell, a cover of Ernest Tubb’s country anthem “Waltz Across Texas.”

The hourlong stream also featured James Taylor performing his “Country Road,”with Raitt also joining the singer for “You Can Close Your Eyes,” as well as performances by Lyle Lovett and sister duo Ha*Ash.

The concert concluded with Nelson leading an all-star rendition of “On the Road Again.” All proceeds from the Texas Strong concert benefitted Rebuild Texas.

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Ahead of Green Day‘s set at the Global Citizen Festival Saturday in New York, Billie Joe Armstrong visited the Tonight Show Friday to perform a solo rendition of “Ordinary World.”

As he’s done in previous late-night stagings of the track, Armstrong was accompanied only by his acoustic guitar for the intimate performance of the ballad.

“Ordinary World,” as a solo Armstrong song, initially was written for and appeared in the 2016 film Ordinary World, which starred Armstrong in the lead role of an aging musician. Green Day later repurposed the acoustic number as the closing track on the band’s Revolution Radio.

“After all of the chaos that’s on the album, whether it’s pop culture or whatever new apps we’re using, everything gets so complicated. At some point you want something simple. That’s sort of what ‘Ordinary World’ is about,” Armstrong told Rolling Stone of the decision to revive the track for the band’s latest LP.

On Saturday, Green Day will join the Killers, Stevie Wonder, the Chainsmokers, the Lumineers, Pharrell Williams and more at the annual New York leg of the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.

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