“Johnson and his band overcame tough odds and thorny logistics to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday night, replacing late cancellation Mumford & Sons. Despite the short notice, they produced a set filled with good humor, mellow vibes and a ton of hits.” - Associated Press
After a last minute cancellation Jack and the band stepped up to the plate and played a headline set in place of Mumford & Sons this past weekend at Bonnaroo. The call came in late Thursday night from Bonnaroo asking if Jack and the band would help out because of a last minute cancellation from Mumford & Sons due to their bassist Ted Dwayne who is recovering from surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. With some clever work from his tour manager and management team, Jack was able to get all the band together, rent stage equipment and rehearse in less than 48 hours to play the first set together since last years Farm Aid.
The night was complete with some classic sing-a-longs, Jack’s newest single, “I Got You”, a new ditty called “Bonnaroo”, and of course a cover by Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”. And if the night hadn’t already gone great, right as Jack finished his encore solo, the skyline was filled with a firework show to wrap up yet another beautiful Tennessee night. Thanks Bonnaroo and get well soon Ted!
Here’s a peek at some of the action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o5OFfBI2no
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