VIDEO: Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends: Mad Dogs & Englishmen - Lockn' September 14, 2015 08:39
Over the weekend, many of the greatest bands from across the country came together for the 3rd Annual Lockn' Festival on Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA. Amongst the star studded lineup was the Tedeschi Trucks Band, who performed an elaborate tribute set to the late, great Joe Cocker. TTB performed a nice chunk of Cocker's live album, Mad Dogs and Englishmen. The band took their concept of a "super jam" to the next level, having the help of some of Cocker's original crew, including bandleader and keyboardist Leon Russell, keyboardist Chris Stainton and singers Rita Coolidge and Claudia Lennear. Also pitching in will be former Traffic guitarist and solo act Dave Mason (whose "Feelin' Alright" was part of the Mad Dogs set), guitarist Doyle Bramhall II and one-time Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, who grew up with the double album. Widespread Panic's John Bell even made a cameo appearance for lead vocals on "Delta Lady." According to Trucks, the idea for the concert started a few years ago, when he reached out to Cocker to see if the twitchy, soulful Brit rocker would join the Tedeschi Trucks Band for a special set at Lockn' featuring songs from Cocker's entire career.
Watch HD footage of the Joe Cocker Tribute from Lockn' Festival: