Journey‘s Jonathan Cain and country star Brad Paisley lead an all-star band in an instrumental collaboration, titled “Quarantine,” to raise funds for the MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Former Allman Brothers Band member and longtime Rolling Stones touring keyboardist Chuck Leavell, Luke Bryan‘s band, sax player Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Steve Wariner, and Eric Clapton drummer Sonny Emory were among several other instrumentalists who were part of the collab.
Each member of the all-star band performed from their respective homes or studios.
Scotty Wilbanks, who wrote and produced the song, said, “Truly one of the highlights of my career came at the most unusual time. What started out as an idea in the middle of quarantine, turned into this unique collaboration with some of the most gifted musicians. It was an honor to work with these incredible players, who all contributed in their own unique way in bringing this project to life for a great cause, MusiCares!”
Leavell added, “It felt great to play on this smokin’ hot tune and fun video with so many other fine musicians in support of such a vital organization as MusiCares. I hope folks will enjoy it and join us in the cause!”
“What a thrill to play with this caliber of musicians! A social distance jam with players like these certainly isn’t preferable, but it’s the right way to do it these days, and to help out our struggling musicians by supporting MusiCares makes it even more special,” Wariner shared.
The video, with an intro from Bryan, is available at the Recording Academy’s official YouTube channel. A donate button is featured on the YouTube page for those who wish to contribute to the cause.
The Quarantine All-Stars:
Guitars/pedal steel:Brad PaisleySteve WarinerMichael Carter (Luke Bryan)Josh Reedy (Thomas Rhett)Katlin Owen (John Pardi)Dave Ristrim (Luke Bryan)
Keyboards:Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones)Scotty Wilbanks (Luke Bryan, Third Day)Jonathan Cain (Journey)
Drums:Sonny Emory (Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind & Fire)Chris Kimmerer (Thomas Rhett)Kent Slucher (Luke Bryan)
Bass:Sam Sims (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake)James Cook (Luke Bryan)
Fiddle:Kevin Arrowsmith (Luke Bryan)
Horns:Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band)Keith Smith (Toby Mac)Lee Thornburg (Joe Bonamassa, Tower of Power)Mark Douthit (Michael McDonald)Roy Agee (Lauren Daigle)Dan Falcone (Lady Gaga, Celine Dion)Greg Vail (Luis Miguel)
(Cain Photo: Mark Bentley, Paisley Photo: Pete Souza)
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