Last month, Neil Young released A Letter Home, an album of old-timey covers recorded entirely in the straight-to-vinyl Voice-O-Graph booth at Jack White’s Third Man compound. And last night, Young and White found an interesting way to subvert the whole musical-guest thing when they appeared on The Tonight Show. They brought the booth to Jimmy Fallon’s New York studio, using it to cut a record right there onstage. On the broadcast, in his first performance on a Fallon show (not counting the younger Young impressions), Young did a solo-acoustic version of “Crazy,” the classic Willie Nelson song most famously sung by Patsy Cline. And as an online bonus, he also sat at a piano to do a version of Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby.” Watch both performances and their interview, featuring a cameo from guest Louis C.K., below.
Wow. That was fun. Neil Young singing "Crazy" on our show tonight!!! pic.twitter.com/DVR2LyGy2b
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 12, 2014
A Letter Home is out now on Reprise.