Among the many things we’re excited about from this weekend’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is Saturday night’s Rock n’ Soul Dance Party Superjam featuring Jim James, John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters) and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Rolling Stone just published an interview with Oates in which the formerly mustache’d member of Hall & Oates revealed a few juicy tidbits about what we can expect from the Superjam, so don’t read on if you want to be surprised.
Oates offered the following info about the Superjam:
But Bonnaroo attendees will see him there this weekend: he’s serving as musical director for the festival’s annual SuperJam. While we don’t want to give away too much, he gave us the full set list. Trust us – it will be something to see. Expect surprises. “R. Kelly might stop by,” Oates told Rolling Stone.
Oates is basking in the opportunity to lead a group that includes Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Sly and the Family Stone’s Larry Graham. “I’ve been waiting my whole life to play this set,” which will include several Sly songs, Prince’s “1999,” the Temptations’ “Standing on Shaky Ground” and many more surprises, he says.
Oates also revealed that in addition to Jim James, Zigaboo Modeliste and Larry Graham, the Superjam will also feature Carl Broemel of MMJ on lead guitar, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band horn section, Lee Fields and backup singers Becca Bramlett, Wendy Moten and Bilal Oliver and advises/warns that R. Kelly may show up. Besides the previously mentioned songs, Oates also says he’ll perform songs from The Meters, The Band, John Lennon and The O’Jays as part of the Superjam.
[via Rolling Stone]