My Morning Jacket Move On Up at Red Rocks with John Oates, Ben Bridwell and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Okay, we admit it. Towards the end of last year we started to lose a little faith as My Morning Jacket played similar sets at most shows. However, the Spontaneous Curation series in which fans help choose this year’s setlists has paid major dividends – and special guests don’t hurt either. Last night at Red Rocks MMJ delivered a monster performance that was seen by many of those at home thanks to a AXS.tv broadcast. By the time the marathon three and a half hour show was over, the Louisville based band had welcomed Band of Horses’ front man Ben Bridwell, John Oates of Hall and Oates as well as Trombone Shorty and members of Orleans Avenue to rock the famous venue with them.
[Photo by @Eric_Mayers]
As promised, MMJ didn’t repeat any songs during the two-night stand which left room for bust outs such as originals Xmas Curtain, I Will Be There When You Die, They Ran and Where To Begin as well as covers Isn’t It A Pity by George Harrison, performed with the help of Bridwell, Velvet Underground’s Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ and Curtis Mayfield’s Move On Up. As expected, John Oates made a guest spot as he helped out on Move On Up along Trombone Shorty and members of his Orleans Avenue outfit. Shorty and his band mates stuck around for Dancefloors before MMJ put a stamp on the weekend with One Big Holiday.
Set: At Dawn, Circuital, Xmas Curtain, It Beats 4 U, I’m Amazed, Lay Low, Highly Suspicious, The Day Is Coming, They Ran, The Bear, Golden, Honest Man, Steam Engine, Isn’t It A Pity (With Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses), Magheeta, Touch Me Part 2, Moving Away, Dondante, Smokin From Shootin, Run Thru, It Makes No Difference, Phone Went West
Encore: Bermuda Highway (Jim Only Acoustic), I Will Be There When You Die (Jim Only Acoustic), Where to Begin, Oh! Sweet Nuthin’, Move On Up (With John Oates and Trombone Shorty & Members Of Orleans Avenue), Dancefloors (With Trombone Shorty & Members Of Orleans Avenue), One Big Holiday
[via MMJ Forums]
The tour, and the Spontaneous Curation series, continues on Monday in Kansas City.