We were two-thirds of the way towards an Oysterhead reunion last night when
Copeland sat in on drum (singular) with Les Claypool's Duo de
Twang. Stewart wasn't the only guest during Les's second performance of the day as
John Popper stopped in as well at NYC's McKittrick Hotel.
[Photo via @Blues_Traveler]
The show started with a rousing rendition of the National Anthem performed by Puddles The
Clown, who emerged later with trumpet in hand for "Stayin' Alive." Copeland came out to
a lone snare drum on Jerry Horton's "The Battle Of New Orleans" and "Pipeline." Les and
Stewart were band
mates in Oysterhead - a trio that also included guitarist Trey Anastasio. Oysterhead has
been mothballed since 2006. The former Police drummer last guested with Duo de Twang back
in August. Stewart gave his pal Les a kiss upon departing the stage. Blues Traveler front
man John Popper lent his harmonica skills to a handful of numbers at the show including a
Johnny Cash's "Cocaine Blues."
Watch a short clip of Popper guesting with Duo de Twang:
[Published on: 2/28/14]