The Beacon Theatre in New York City hosted an unbelievable array of musical talent on Thursday night for the first annual Love Rocks NYC! concert, a fundraiser for God’s Love We Deliver. While we’ll have a full report on this incredible evening soon, we’ve compiled a number of videos to give readers a taste of what went down.
Most of the benefit concert featured a massive house band fronted by musical director Will Lee featuring a six-piece horn section, a large choir as well as keyboardists Paul Shaffer and Jeff Young, guitarists Larry Campbell and Eric Krasno and drummers Shawn Pelton and Steve Gadd. Guests would file onstage to lead the house band starting with Bruce Willis and continuing on with Amy Helm, Jackie Greene, Mavis Staples, Keb Mo, Tash Neal, Billy Gibbons, Anthony Hamilton, Catherine Russell, Cece Winans, Gary Clark Jr., William Bell, Warren Haynes, Marcus King, Marc Cohn, Patty Smyth, John McEnroe, Michael McDonald, Sam Moore, Joe Walsh, Lisa Fischer, Bill Murray, Jackson Browne, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and Dr. John.
There was nothing like seeing former Allman Brothers Band guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes share the Beacon stage in March as the pair and Susan Tedeschi led the house band on “Space Captain.” Let’s start with video of that performance and continue with a handful of videos featuring other songs from the evening. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a full report.