Brad Paisley, Steve Wariner Take Part In Instrumental Collaboration To Benefit MusiCares

Brad Paisley

Several artists and musicians have joined for a new cross-genre instrumental collaboration “Quarantine,” to benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Written and produced by award winning producer and musician Scotty Wilbanks on March 29, 2020, the collaboration of players recorded individual parts in home or personal studios over the next few months.

Country superstar Brad Paisley, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Jonathan Cain (Journey), four-time Grammy winner Steve Wariner and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones) join Luke Bryan’s band, Sonny Emory (Eric Clapton), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) and many more to form The Quarantine All-Stars.

“Truly one of the highlights of my career came at the most unusual time,” said Wilbanks, who is familiar to country and Christian music fans as the keyboard player for Luke Bryan and Third Day. “What started out as an idea in the middle of quarantine, turned into this unique collaboration with some of the most gifted musicians. It was an honor to work with these incredible players, who all contributed in their own unique way in bringing this project to life for a great cause, MusiCares!”

 

“What a thrill to play with this caliber of musicians! A social distance jam with players like these certainly isn’t preferable, but it’s the right way to do it these days, and to help out our struggling musicians by supporting MusiCares makes it even more special,” Wariner shared.

“It felt great to play on this smokin’ hot tune and fun video with so many other fine musicians in support of such a vital organization as MusiCares,” added Leavell. “I hope folks will enjoy it and join us in the cause!”

The full list of participating musicians is below:

The Quarantine All-Stars:
Guitars/Pedal Steel:
Brad Paisley
Steve Wariner
Michael Carter (Luke Bryan)
Josh Reedy (Thomas Rhett)
Katlin Owen (John Pardi)
Dave Ristrim (Luke Bryan)

Keyboards:
Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones)
Scotty Wilbanks (Luke Bryan, Third Day)
Jonathan Cain (Journey)

Drums:
Sonny Emory (Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind & Fire)
Chris Kimmerer (Thomas Rhett)
Kent Slucher (Luke Bryan)

Bass:
Sam Sims (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake)
James Cook (Luke Bryan)

Fiddle:
Kevin Arrowsmith (Luke Bryan)

Horns:
Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band)
Keith Smith (TobyMac)
Lee Thornburg (Joe Bonamassa, Tower of Power)
Mark Douthit (Michael McDonald)
Roy Agee (Lauren Daigle)
Dan Falcone (Lady Gaga, Celine Dion)
Greg Vail (Luis Miguel)

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