Aaron Lee Tasjan Leads All-Star Band in ‘Champagne Supernova’ Cover in Nashville [WATCH]
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit guitarist Sadler Vaden is an Oasis superfan, even taking to Twitter on occasion to lament the Gallagher brothers' ongoing professional rift. Unfortunately for him and other Oasis fans, a reunion for the famous group seems unlikely.
With that in mind, Vaden took matters into his own hands. He offered Nashville a star-studded tribute on Wednesday (May 22,) featuring Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lilly Hiatt, Lauren Morrow, Parker Gispert, and The Wild Feathers. The one-off Oasis appreciation society's set raised money for Teen Cancer America.
The collective tore through 20 songs at The Basement East, mixing deep cuts in with obvious hits, and culminating with an extended jam version of "Champagne Supernova" with Tasjan on lead vocals and Vaden shredding a Union Jack guitar.
A rocker at heart with experience playing live with The New York Dolls, Drivin' N Cryin' and others, Tasjan made perfect sense as one of Vaden's special guests. Tasjan sang "Shakermaker" from Oasis' 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe early in the set before returning for the seven-plus-minute show-closer.
In the above footage, Tasjan is backed by the evening's stacked house band: Sadler, A Thousand Horses’ Bill Satcher on guitar, Julian Dorio on drums, Chris Stapleton bassist J.T. Cure and 400 Unit keyboardist Derry deBorja.
The night kicked off a busy few months for Tasjan that'll include summer tour dates and the June 21 release of the album he produced for Drivin' N Cryin', Live the Love Beautiful.