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Published: 2014/06/27

Billy Joel Welcomes Zac Brown, Covers Neil Diamond at Fenway Park

Billy Joel headlined Fenway Park last night and brought out some special guests. First, Joel welcomed 13-year old Emma Stanganelli of Salem, NH who sang a re-worked version of his original “New York State of Mind” to fit the hometown crowd. Stanganelli recorded Pat Garrett’s “Boston State of Mind” last year to raise awareness of the One Fund Boston Campaign.

Towards the end of the night, Joel welcomed out Zac Brown, who will perform at the famed ballpark this weekend with his band. Brown, who plays a cover of Joel’s “Piano Man” at his shows nowadays, jumped on stage for “You May Be Right” in the encore before “Only the Good Die Young” closed the show.

Additional notes from the show include a staple cover of “Sweet Caroline,” which is played in the middle of the eighth inning at every Red Sox home game. Joel also delivered ballpark staples “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and worked in a snippet of Jimmy Buffet’s “Volcano” in “Don’t Ask Me Why.”


There are 3 comments associated with this post

mooney June 27, 2014, 15:06:21

The 8th inning stretch lol

mulebyrd June 27, 2014, 23:53:32

lmfao@8th inning stretch

Greg June 28, 2014, 11:02:07

They actually do play it in the middle of the eighth. Take Me Out.. gets the seventh. I prefer Baltimore’s “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” much more original. Anything is better than DCs “Take On Me” by Aha. Seriously. It was a cool video buy yodeling is painful to listen to.

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