Stephen Colbert Hosts "Everyday People" Super Jam In Late Show Debut September 9, 2015 07:53
After kicking off his debut as host of The Late Show singing the "Star Spangled Banner" with groups of random people across the country, Stephen Colbert assembled a group of not-so-random people for a "super jam" on Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People." Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Colbert's newly appointed house band, was joined by two of the world's greatest guitarists, Buddy Guy and Derek Trucks, as well as legendary gospel/R&B singer, Mavis Staples.
Rounding our this already star-studded lineup was Truck's wife Susan Tedeschi, Ben Folds, Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Aloe Blacc, Paul Janeway (St. Paul & The Broken Bones), and Beirut’s Zach Condon, Kyle Resnick and Ben Lanz. As is tradition with Buddy Guy, many of the performers made their way into the crowd as they finished out "Everyday People." Colbert has now set the bar extremely high, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for America's newest late night entertainer.