The Doobie Brothers: Tom Johnston (vocals, guitar); John McFee (pedal steel guitar); Keith Knudsen, Michael Hossack, Patrick Simmons.
Personnel: John McFee (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, dobro, violin); Patrick Simmons (vocals, guitar); Guy Allison (vocals, keyboards); Skylark (vocals, bass guitar); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Marc Russo (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Mic Gillette (trumpet, trombone); Marvin McFadden (trumpet); Michael Hossack (drums, percussion); M.B. Gordy (percussion).
Additional personnel: M.B. Gordy .
Audio Mixer: Ed Cherney .
Recording information: Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts (07/25/2004).
Photographer: Michael Weintrob.
Before the Doobie Brothers took over the AM airwaves in the late 1970s and early '80s with their slick, commercial soul-pop, they were a rocking boogie band with a feel-good vibe. The primary difference between the band's two incarnations was soulster Michael Macdonald, and this Macdonald-less line-up finds the band returning to its roots for an exciting live date. Recorded in 2004, LIVE AT THE WOLF TRAP presents a surprisingly energized Doobies in their original form. Moreover, there's a battery of old school Doobies classics on hand, including "Long Train Running," "Black Water," and "Listen to the Music." The concert is also available on DVD.