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JAMBASE.COM — See James Taylor Perform ‘Steamroller Blues’ With Joe Walsh At VetsAid 2018

By Scott Bernstein

James Taylor was among the performers at Joe Walsh‘s second annual VetsAid benefit concert, which was held at the Tacoma Doma in Tacoma, Washington on November 11, 2018. Taylor recently shared official video featuring Joe Walsh guesting on “Steamroller Blues,” aka “Steamroller” at VetsAid 2018.

Walsh founded VetsAid in 2017. “The aim of the annual event is to raise funds and awareness for the urgent and significant needs of returning U.S soldiers and their families in the areas of holistic, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual care,” reads a note accompanying the video. Over $800K was raised through VetsAid 2018. Don Henley, Chris Stapleton and HAIM joined Joe Walsh and James Taylor on the lineup for the 2018 benefit concert.

James Taylor was backed by the event’s house band consisting of Will Hollis, Scott Crago, Steuart Smith, Michael Thompson, Jimmy Johnson, Erica Swindell, Lara Johnston, Lily Elise, Tom Evans, Chris Holt and Milo Deering. “Steamroller Blues” dates back to JT’s sophomore studio album, 1970’s Sweet Baby James.

Taylor ended his five-song VetsAid 2018 with the “Steamroller Blues” featuring Joe Walsh. The performance came after James played beloved originals “Carolina In My Mind,” “Native Son,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Fire And Rain.”