He also recorded a live rendition of one of the album’s songs, a version of Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe,” in the studio with sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, along with a couple of his longtime Family Band members, including his sister, keyboardist Bobbie, and harmonica player Mickey Raphael. The video can be seen here.
“Just Breathe” is one of a couple of left-field song choices — another is Coldplay’s “The Scientist” — on a set that also features more big-name duet partners for Nelson, this time including Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson and (drum roll, please) Snoop Dogg. Nelson and Snoop teamed up for the lighthearted smokefest celebration “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.”
Should Nelson ever decide to stage the odd-couple duet live, it’s a safe bet that Snoop won’t send a hologram to inhale in his place.