Paul Cauthen With John Popper
Blues Traveler's John Popper was one of several other guest harmonica players to show up during the night (Willie Nelson sideman Mickey Raphael appeared a few times himself), but he chose the most bizarre song of the night for his appearance. That was thanks to Paul Cauthen's wild take on "Gotta Serve Somebody," which gave Wynonna a run in the outsized personality department. The Texas singer waltzed out in a Man in Black duster and prowled the stage like a frenetic arachnid, an arbiter of doom with a booming voice. Cauthen's leering performance belonged in a Twin Peaks dream sequence, which was just about perfect.