Houston Gospel Choir & The Roots Perform ‘Lean On Me’ On ‘The Tonight Show’

Last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon began with a special address from the program’s host Jimmy Fallon who spoke about the recent destruction in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. After revealing a $1 million donation to NFL football player J.J. Watt’s recovery fund, Fallon welcomed the Houston Gospel Choir to join house band The Roots on an uplifting performance of “Lean On Me.”

Fallon explained being inspired by vocalists Victoria White and Marquist Taylor who “formed a spontaneous gospel choir” to go to shelters and sing to those displaced by Harvey. Joined by The Roots, the inspiring ensemble performed a rendition of Bill Withers’ classic “Lean On Me.” Watch the collaboration below: