Sturgill Simpson and Stephen Colbert Teach You How to Behave at Waffle House
"These are world-famous waffles son, show some respect"
Unlikely country duo Sturgill Simpson and Stephen Colbert played a new song on the Late Show last night. It’s called “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads,” and it’s about Waffle House, the cherished Southern breakfast chain known for serving hash browns scattered, smothered, and covered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As the uninitiated learned from NPR last month, Waffle House has an in-house label, Waffle Records, which supplies restaurant jukeboxes with songs like “There Are Raisins in My Toast” and “Waffle House for You and Me.” With Colbert (ahem) egging him on, Simpson performed an entirely worthy new submission to the canon, warning potential waffle delinquents not to cause a ruckus.
Simpson also performed “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” from A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, which is out now. Watch both performances below, and if you haven’t had your fill of waffle jams, there are entire albums of them.