With his recognizable voice and picture-painting lyrics, it's hard to imagine a more iconic singer-songwriter than Willie Nelson. Accompanied by his guitar "Trigger" and backed by the Hollywood Bowl orchestra, Nelson treated the near-capacity crowd to the entirety of his 1978 release of Stardust.
Different from his usual honky-tonk, country-fueled performances, Nelson led the crowd on a journey of old standards and soul-quenching renditions of songs such as "Georgia on my Mind," "Blue Skies," and "All of Me." While the orchestra provided a beautiful wind-through-the-pines backdrop, it was Nelson's acoustic guitar and twangy voice that dominated the Hollywood landscape.
Following the conclusion of the Stardust tunes, Nelson brought out the rest of his band and performed a series of classics, including "Whiskey River," "Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," and "On the Road Again," before closing with his 2012 tune, "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die."
- Concert: Willie Nelson
- Date: August 10
- Venue: Hollywood Bowl
- Seats: P1, Row 16