Personnel: John McFee (vocals, guitars, slide guitar, dobro, violin); Guy Allison (vocals, keyboards); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Skylark (vocals); Marc Russo (saxophone); Mic Gillette (trumpet, trombone); Marvin McFadden (trumpet); Michael Hossack (drums, percussion); M.B. Gordy (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Ed Cherney .
Recording information: Wolf Trap National PArk (07/25/2004).
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.