The Doobie Brothers teamed up virtually to perform their chart-topping single from 1974, "Black Water."
“We knew we would want to share something with others out there who are in isolation just like we are,” shared Patrick Simmons, the original songwriter and main vocalist of the tune. “We are so grateful to our fans who contributed to the performance and our families who helped with the production."
The Doobies partnered with Feeding America during their online show to raise funds for "neighbors in need during this crucial time."
Simmons added, "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."
2020 is set to be a momentous year for the soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The Doobies will be officially inducted come November 7th, after the original booking for May 2nd was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
The band also intended to celebrate its 50th year anniversary with a massive summer tour featuring Michael McDonald, kicking off June 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida. While the dates have not yet been postponed as of yet, it is likely that the pandemic will force the Doobies to reschedule some dates.
"I’ll sing the songs that I sing and then just do backgrounds,” McDonald shared to Rolling Stone in January, before news of the COVID-19 outbreak spread. “I’m really looking forward to that. I’m looking forward to having less responsibility as a lead singer [than] I do with my band.”