Cover Alert | Umphrey's McGee Tackles Doobie Brothers
... Not long after Jake Cinninger joined Umphrey's McGee the band started covering The Doobie Brothers
' 1974 hit"Black Water." Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss share lead vocals on the UM version of thetune, while Kris Myers and Joel Cummins back them up. "Black Water" has become a rarity in recent years as UM has only performed the track sixtimes since 2007. The most recent UM version of "Black Water" took place on October 21 atThe State Theatre in State College, PA. The band has shared footage shot at Front Of Houseon their official YouTubechannel. Check it out: Cover Alert | Umphrey's McGee Tackles Doobie Brothers
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The Doobie Brothers Auckland Show Announced
... The Civic, Auckland Tickets on sale 9am Thursday 28th November from Ticketmaster. 'Listen to the Music' 'China Grove' 'Long Train Running' Press Release: THE DOOBIE BROTHERSRETURN TO NEW ZEALAND A touch of blues, plus a lot of soul and rock and roll equal the nostalgic sound of California rock band The Doobie Brothers
, who'll be takin' it to the streets in Auckland this coming Easter. One of the enduring worldwide favourites of the 1970s, The Doobie Brothers
, will bring their celebrated catalogue of rock music back to our shores this Easter for one Auckland show at The Civic on Friday 25th April, after ... [ read more ]
The Doobie Brothers, Hot Tuna, Soulive, Dark Star Orchestra, Infamous Stringdusters, Amy Helm and More Confirmed for Great South Bay Music Festival
... The Doobie Brothers
, Electric Hot Tuna, Dark Star Orchestra, Soulive, Billy Squier, Infamous Stringdusters and Jerry Douglas Band are among the acts confirmed for the annual Great south Bay Music Festival. The annual celebration will take place at Patchogue, NY's Shorefront Park from July 19-21. Other confirmed acts include: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Amy Helm, James Maddock, Stephen Kellogg, Steve Forbert, Antigone Rising, Ancient Tongue, Soundswell, Butchers Blind, Musaic, Jamie Bendel, Rebecca Pearl, Funknasty, Patent Pending, LOFI 3, Beyond Belligerent, Vanilla Ghost House, Juicy Bruce, Heavy Duty Super Ego, Memphis Crawl, Cassandra House, Katie Perlman, Robert Bruey, Jem Warren, Victoria Faiella and Heartless Devils, among others. Amy Helm's appearance can be seen as tribute to her father, who was slated to play the festival past year before his passing. The Doobie Brothers
, Hot Tuna, Soulive, Dark Star Orchestra, Infamous Stringdusters, Amy Helm and More Confirmed for Great South Bay Music Festival ... [ read more ]
The Doobie Brothers (1970-1982, 1988-)
Tom Johnston (vocals, guitar) 1970-1977, 1988-
John Hartman (drums) 1970-1979, 1988-
Patrick Simmons (guitar, vocals) 1970-
Dave Shogren (bass) 1970-1971
Tiran Porter (bass) 1971-
Michael Hossack (drums) 1971-1973, 1988-
Keith Knudsen (drums) 1973-1982
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (guitar) 1974-1979
Michael McDonald (vocals, keyboards) 1975-1982
John McFee (guitar) 1979-1982
Chet McCracken (drums) 1979-1982
Cornelius Bumpus (sax, keyboards) 1979-1982
Bobby LaKind (percussion) 1988-
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McDonald was brought in when Johnston fell ill and could not tour in 1975. He and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter both recorded with Steely Dan. (thanks, Darrell - Kalkaska, MI)
The Doobie Brothers from 1970 to 1975 featured most vocals from Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons. The band was more Rock-oriented and was heard on what is now known on Classic Rock stations. From 1976 to 1982 the band had a new lead singer in Michael McDonald who turned the band more towards Blue-Eyed Soul. (thanks, Mark - La Habra, CA)
In a 1986 Los Angeles Times poll, the Doobie Brothers were the band that readers most wanted to reunite, behind Led Zeppelin.
A benefit concert they played for the Vietnam Veterans Aid Foundation at the Hollywood Bowl in 1987 was the fastest show to sell out there since the Beatles played in the mid-1960s.
Despite their multitude of members, the Brothers began as a trio.
Johnston and Hartman met each other through mutual friend and Moby Grape guitarist Skip Spence. They wanted to emulate that band. Future sax player Bumpus was in a late version of Moby Grape.
The new band's name, suggested by a friend (apparently as a joke), was taken from a slang term for a marijuana joint. "Doobie" was a popular word in California culture. (thanks, Mike - Mountlake Terrace, WA)
Baxter and McDonald had been with Steely Dan. They joined the Doobies when they shifted their focus from touring to studio work.
Hartman left the band to tend his California ranch.
LaKind was a Doobie Brothers lighting man before joining the band. He died of cancer in 1992.
McFee and Knudsen joined Country group Southern Pacific with Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook.
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