Tue, 10 July 2007
I intentionally left off one of the concerts from Bonnaroo on my last post since I absolutely had to feature it in my next podcast episode. Every year at Bonnnaroo there has been a Superjam where artists from different bands and styles of music come together. It really symbolizes the diverse array of styles on display at Bonnaroo and always ends up being an awesome show. It goes to show you that truly great musicians can adapt to play with just about anyone and produce great sounding music.
My mouth salivated when I saw the lineup for this year's Superjam: on lead guitar and vocals Ben Harper, on drums ?uestlove of the Roots, and on bass the legendary John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. This ensemble truly lived up to the name of Superjam. The week after Bonnaroo I scoured the net and almost had given up hope on finding this one. Last week, however, I found a link on bt.etree.org to download my holy grail of tapings. After listening to it several times since then I can assure you that it definitely lived up to my hype and was worth the effort.
As you might expect they cover a lot of Zeppelin and throw in quite a few extended jams. This concert is in an early lead for taping of the year for me, so give it a listen and see if you agree.
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