Zac Brown Band performed at Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark Stadium on Sunday night. Just hours after news broke that Walter Becker had passed away, Brown and his band took the opportunity to pay tribute to the Steely Dan guitarist and co-founder with a performance of one of their greatest hits. After a few words of acknowledgement, Zac Brown Band impressively dug into a brief, harmony-centric version of “Reelin’ in the Years” that highlighted the song’s inimitable guitar riff. It was the first time the band played the Steely Dan classic. The tribute launched into the band’s original “Sweet Annie.”
The Zac Brown Band set also included covers of Kings of Leon, Travis Tritt, the Allman Brothers Band, Brandi Carlile, Guns N’ Roses, John Prine, and Metallica. Special guest Caroline Jones also joined the band for “Tomorrow Never Comes.”
Watch Zac Brown Band cover Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ in the Years” below, courtesy of Jim Powers.
Listen to the original “Reelin’ in the Years” below:
Setlist: Zac Brown Band | Hersheypark Stadium | Pennsylvania, PA | 9/3/17
Keep Me In Mind, Homegrown, Use Somebody (Kings of Leon), As She’s Walking Away, Family Table, It’s a Great Day To Be Alive (Travis Tritt), Real Thing, Loving You Easy, Tomorrow Never Comes w/ Caroline Jones, Whipping Post (Allman Brothers), Beautiful Drug, Reelin in the Years (Steely Dan), Sweet Annie, Day That I Die, Toes, The Eye (Brandi Carlile), Start Over, Colder Weather, Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses), Chicken Fried
E:All The Best (John Prine), Guitar Battle, Enter Sandman (Metallica)