Yusuf / Cat Stevens Returns to ‘Fallon’ For a Bluesy ‘You Are My Sunshine’
Though he cancelled his NYC show, he still stopped by 'The Tonight Show'
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was initially set to celebrate the release of his new Rick Rubin-produced album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone in New York City last week. But after NYC authorities thwarted his paperless ticket plan, Yusuf cancelled that gig, but he still stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a bluesy rendition of the 1939 standard “You Are My Sunshine.” Like during his recent Tiny Desk Concert, Yusuf’s voice during the performance still seems on top form after all these years. For more about the new album, read his collaborator Will Oldham’s recent interview with the man himself.