Don’t you think this outlaw bit done got out of hand? Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton, Ben Dickey spoof Highwaymen with Jimmy Fallon

Ben Dickey, left, and Ethan Hawke play to a small crowd in the Gibson guitars showroom in Austin on March 14, 2018. JAMES GREGG/AMERICAN-STATESMAN.

Making the media rounds to promote the new Blaze Foley biopic “Blaze,” director Ethan Hawke joined stars Ben Dickey and Charlie Sexton on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday night to talk about the film. But not before engaging in a little musical-comedy hijinks.

Fallon joined his three guests in a send-up of classic country supergroup the Highwaymen, with Hawke and Fallon leading the way in the roles of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, respectively. Nelson’s classic “On the Road Again” is recast as a musical argument between Nelson and Cash, who’d really rather “just stay here,” Fallon sings. Eventually they drag Sexton (as Kris Kristofferson) and Dickey (as Waylon Jennings) into the debate. Here’s the video clip:

“Blaze” continues to screen at several theaters in Austin this week, including the Violet Crown downtown, Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar, Barton Creek Square 14 and the Regal Arbor 8 in Great Hills.

RELATED: Our Austin360 review of “Blaze”

Dickey’s new EP of his own material, produced by Sexton, was released this week on the new Dualtone Records imprint SexHawkeBlack (a partnership between Sexton, Hawke, and former Austin Chronicle editor Louis Black, a producer of “Blaze”).

HEAR MORE: Charlie Sexton covers Townes Van Zandt on the “Blaze” soundtrack


Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Twitter: @Blackstock360

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