Wanee Baby! Thoughts From Derrick Lee
A Recap of Wanee By Derrick Lee (Mr. Lee's Life)
Photos By Mr. Lee Photography
Should I start with The Lee Boys opening for Robert Plant at the Hard Rock? Or talking with him backstage at Wanee about how much he loved Derek Trucks’s tour bus? Either
way, it was a great Friday night for me. I got a chance to hang with a bunch of old friends and party with new ones....
The Lee Boys’ set always has a lot of energy, but when Oteil Burbridge comes on stage, he takes it to another level... he is much more than just a bass player, the man takes us all to a different planet when he plays. As the set got moving, my brother Alvin called for Kofi Burbridge to join us and put his magic touch on set. Nigel Hall from the Royal Family came out to join the celebration. Our tribute to the late Solomon Burke
and the Blues Brothers (Everybody Needs Somebody to Love) turned into a great Funky Church Service at Wanee….
Sweet Soul Revival was a small tour featuring The Lee Boys, Oteil and the Peacemakers and Jimmy Herring. Growing up in a Pentecostal church (House of God), we were use to hearing my father preach on Sundays… now we are listening to different types of sermons. Roosevelt Collier sat-in with the Allman Brothers Band on Friday night, and I promise you there was preaching going on…the only thing missing was Shane Pruitt from South Carolina (that’s my boy). I’m telling you, Wanee is the Truth!
Listen out for the Lee Boys new album with appearances from Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring. The album was produced by Matt Grondin.
Derrick's Photos From Wanee