Doobie Brothers w/ Michael McDonald, Scott Sharrard and Bill Payne
The Doobies aren't exactly known as a jam band but you wouldn't know it from this 8:37 version of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Don't Start Me To Talkin'". Gregg Allman & Friends were on the bill that day at The Sonoma Music Festival which explains why Sharrard was in the house.
I saw the Doobie Brothers three times in the early 1970's when it was the original band and enjoyed the shows but they never stretched it out like this.
But Jesus Is Just Alright, China Grove etc were played with energy and the band was tight.
They picked up a lot of new fans when Michael McDonald joined but some of the male hippies they had lost interest in the band.
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joined too. Going by memory but I seem to remember he said he joined the Doobie Brothers when he was asked because Steely Dan only wanted to make albums. They didn't enjoy playing live and stopped playing live.
I went to an early 1970's rock festival and saw Lynyrd Skynyrd for the first time. Billy Preston too. Z. Z. Top was on the bill with real steers in two holding pens on each side of the stage. Steely Dan was the headliner but they didn't show. They backed out about a week before so everyone knew they wouldn't be there by the day of the show.
Since it's Sunday morning let's play a hippie religious song!!!!!
Here's John McFee of The Doobies sitting in with Gregg on pedal steel the same day
The Doobies are finally in town this week (after Covid postponement). Looking
forward to seeing Brother Marc Q!
@darylm: 50 years later they are still a smoking hot live act. Thanks for the reminder I had forgotten that Marc was in the band now.
Marc barely worked up a sweat with the Doobies! Not like when he was going to outer
space and back with the Brothers. Solid two-hour set that covered all of the hits. The
visual presentation, I thought, was fairly pedestrian. Like Dylan, I guess they didn't want
the audience to see close-ups of the band members.