Megan Cole | MTSU Seigenthaler News Service
Fiery American-based Low Cut Connie rocked the Who Stage Friday afternoon with their raw energy and Philly sound.
Formed in 2010 and counting former President Barack Obama among its legions of fans, the six-member band energized the crowd with a soulful performance, attracting a diverse crowd. The band’s frontman, Adam Weiner, jumped into the crowd twice to offer hugs to his fans yelling, “You’ve got soul, Bonnaroo!”
Low Cut Connie covered the late-era Johnny Cash’s song “Ain’t No Grave” and dedicated it to TV celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide on location in France, as reported early Friday morning by CNN, who produced his award-winning show show “Parts Unknown.” Before their afternoons Low Cut Connie tweeted, “Today’s show @Bonnaroo is dedicated to Anthony Bourdain. Brilliant guy, open heart, a voracious appetite for life.”
In its party band mode, the song “Shake It Little Tina” caught a retro vibe as backup singer Saundra Williams — Miss Black America of 1968 — took the front of the stage with a powerful voice and stage presence.
Weiner ended the show with high intensity, jumping atop the piano and ripping his shirt open.
“If we all stick together, boys and girls of Bonnaroo,” said the singer, preaching love and acceptance, and we spread this good feeling all around this country for a little while, no matter what happens we’ll never lose!”