March 6, 2001 bobgruen

March 6, 2001

Keith Richards made a surprise guest appearance at a benefit gig for the Rainforest Alliance in New York on March 6, playing a brief three-song set with Dr. John on piano. The Rolling Stones guitarist performed blues classic ‘Key To The Highway’, his solo song ‘Running Too Deep’ and Stones track ‘Happy’, with harmonica played by Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. He then returned for an encore which also featured Jackson Browne, Southside Johnny and Keb Mo’ performing Chuck Berry classics. The show, which was hosted by Mary Stuart Masterson, took place at the Beacon Theater, and also featured performances by Levon Helm of The Band along with alt-country group BR5-49. The Rainforest Alliance raises awareness of the environmental catastrophe facing the world’s rain forests, and supports environmentally sound wood producers.

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