It’s been a difficult few days for the jam band community as they try to wrap their heads around the passing of multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge. The Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist/flautist/vocalist passed away on Friday at the age of 57 following years of ongoing cardiac issues. Musicians and fans alike have been sharing stories, photos, and other media in memory of Kofi to spread joy amidst an otherwise difficult time.
Read Oteil Burbridge’s 2013 Tribute To His Big Brother Kofi Burbridge
Today, we’re going back in time to August 26th, 2018 at the LOCKN’ Music Festival in Arrington, VA, when Kofi Burbridge performed a solo set in Garcia’s Forest. For his “Piano on the Porch” set, Burbridge paid tribute to a number of artists including Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Prince, The Beatles, and more. Listen below to hear Kofi perform keys and vocals for his own solo set last year:
Kofi Burbridge – LOCKN’ Music Festival – 8/26/18
[Audio: Erin Lunders]
The 2019 LOCKN’ lineup features two sets by Trey Anastasio Band (second set featuring Derek Trucks), two sets by Tedeschi Trucks Band (second set featuring Trey Anastasio), and two sets of Bob Weir and Wolf Bros (second set featuring Susan Tedeschi), as well as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (two sets), Gary Clark Jr., The Revivalists, Vulfpeck, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Khruangbin, Old Crow Medicine Show, Oteil & Friends with Bob Weir, Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and more, moe., Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Twiddle, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Steel Pulse, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Melvin Seals & JGB, The Allman Betts Band, The Soul Rebels, Moonalice with The Chambers Brothers, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Deva Mahal, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Greg Humphreys Electric Trio, Jerry Party, and more to be announced. For more information, head here.