Watch The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water” Isolation Performance

Watch The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water” Isolation Performance

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Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach.

The Doobie Brothers, who are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year, have shared a virtual rendition of  their 1974 classic, “Black Water” with each member chiming in from their own homes to sing about “making everything alright.”

“We knew we would want to share something with others out there who are in isolation just like we are,” Patrick Simmons, who wrote the song and sings lead on the track, told Rolling Stone. “We are so grateful to our fans who contributed to the performance and our families who helped with the production.”

With fans contributing their own iso performances to the video, it makes for an uplifting reminder that slowing down doesn't have to be such a bad thing. Watch below. 

The Doobies are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and were planning on marking the occasion with a US tour featuring Michael McDonald, who hasn’t toured the band since 1995, scheduled to kick off in June. That will likely be postponed now, along with their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony which has been pushed back from May to November because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Simmons ends the performance with a heartfelt message, saying: “Sending out warm wishes to all of our friends. Thanks to all the angels of mercy who have stepped up to lessen the impact that the Covid-19 virus has had on so many lives. We are partnering with Feeding America for our presentation, and would be thankful to anyone who could make a donation to help our neighbors in need during this crucial time.”

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