Roger Waters reunited with My Morning Jacket, his backing band at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Saturday at the Bridge School Benefit. Like that June 2015 performance, Waters and MMJ finished off their set with a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Forever Young,” only this time Neil Young joined the collection of musicians onstage for the epic performance.
Young and Waters both recently performed, albeit on separate days, at the Desert Trip weekends. In addition to the Pink Floyd bassist and Jim James and company, former Saturday Night Live bandleader G.E. Smith and singer Lucius sat in on the Shoreline Amphitheatre gig.
Waters’ seven-song set also featured three cuts off The Wall – “Mother,” “Vera” and “Bring the Boys Back Home” – plus Amused to Death‘s “The Bravery of Being Out of Range,” a cover of John Prince’s “Hello in There” and Pink Floyd’s classic “Wish You Were Here.”
Waters will be back onstage at the Mountain View, California venue for the second day of the annual Bridge School Benefit. The benefit concert’s first night also feature Metallica partnering with Neil Young to play “Mr. Soul.”