Joe Walsh performed at Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena with former James Gang members Jimmy Fox and Dale Peters for his sixth annual VetsAid charity concert. The set list included classics such as “Midnight Man” and “Tend My Garden,” as well as deeper cuts such as “Stop” and “Collage.” A set list is provided below, via Ultimate Classic Rock.
Dave Grohl also joined the band on the drum kit for the final song of their set, “Funk #49.” Walsh introduced Grohl, saying, “A guy couldn’t ask for a better friend.” Last night, Columbus turned out in force for the much-anticipated VetsAid Ohio event hosted by guitarist, songwriter, and producer Joe Walsh and friends. Grohl also played with The Breeders, as seen below.
Walsh, whose father died in active duty when Joe was 20 months old, is deeply committed to assisting veterans, including through this annual benefit event. “I see a divided country now, and being in a position to be on tour, well, people who don’t agree… none of that matters at a music concert,” he said at a press conference before the show. Everyone is satisfied. And I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to do so.”
Walsh considers Columbus to be his hometown despite having only lived there for three years as a child. He learned to play the guitar in a house on Summit Street. And Columbus is proud to call him one of their own.
So, the sixth annual VetsAid event was held at Nationwide Arena this year, with proceeds benefiting several veterans service organisations based or operating in Ohio. The six-hour benefit concert, dubbed “Ohiopalooza” on the street, featured some of the best rock musicians Ohio has produced from the 1970s to the 2010s: The Breeders (Dayton), The Black Keys (Akron), Nine Inch Nails (Cleveland), and The James Gang (Cleveland) (Cleveland).
Wow, people really accepted that Slam Bamboo keyboardist’s new band for who they are and it went real smooth for them at #VetsAid2022 last night:https://t.co/4sG72hEj9v pic.twitter.com/4CGBY0nEqK
— Dean Moriarty 🇺🇸 🇺🇦🎸 (@never_find_it) November 14, 2022
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