Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Lee Fields & More Take Bowlive By Storm
Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Lee Fields and more joined Soulive last night for one of the most star-studded shows in Bowlive’s four year history. Fields and The Expression horns brought some soul tunes to the mix toward at the end of the first set with his songs “We Fought For Survival” and “You’re My Weakness,” as well as Otis Clay’s “Trying to Live My Life Without You.”
Randolph took the stage wearing some kind of carnival mask at the beginning of set two. The pedal steel guitarist made an impression from the very first note on Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady.” Fields returned to help with Curtis Mayfield’s “Sex Machine,” and saxophonist Michael Buckley came out for the Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rolling Stone,” which was followed by Hendrix’s “Crosstown Traffic.”
However the show was far from over when the second set came to a close, as Soulive was gearing up for a surprise third set filled with surprise guests. Unbeknownst to many in the crowd, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes had made their way to the Brooklyn Bowl after wrapping up their Allman Brothers Band show at The Beacon Theatre. Trucks came out for the set opening “One In Seven,” and Haynes joined the fray on the second tune, B.B. King’s “Thrill Is Gone,” which was followed by William Bell’s “Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday.” The show then came to a close with two stellar all-star jams as Haynes, Trucks, Randolph, Buckley, and Tedeschi Trucks Band trombonist Saunders Sermons powered through renditions of Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying” and Band of Gypsys’ “Them Changes.”
Bowlive will continue tonight with guest appearances from Nigel Hall and DJ Logic. A full list of Bowlive’s scheduled special guests can be found here.