Edward Sharpe & The
Magnetic Zeros just concluded a week on the road in support of Jack Johnson. The two
bands came together at each show to perform covers of "Rocky Raccoon" by The Beatles and
Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released."
While Jack Johnson's band only features three other performers, the stage sure filled up
fast when you add in Sharpe's huge ensemble. Johnson had covered "Rocky Raccoon" a number
of times between 2001 and 2003, but it had disappeared from the group's setlist until they
performed it with Sharpe and the Zeros on May 23 at the Boston Calling festival. "I Shall
Be Released," which was written by Dylan but first released on The Band's debut album, is
new to Jack's live repertoire.
Watch footage shot by Teddy Dunski of Jack Johnson and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
teaming up for "Rocky Raccoon" and "I Shall Be Released" in Chicago on Saturday night:
We appreciate that Johnson took a moment to alert security about a fan that had fainted
near the stage and later followed up to make sure the concertgoer was okay. Jack's tour
continues tomorrow night in Alpharetta, GA with Amos Lee aboard as support.
[Published on: 6/2/14]