Saturday 22 October 2016
Wolfgang's Vault

The Black Jacket Symphony – Hotel California

Bijou Theater

Knoxville, Tennessee

May 9, 2015


Buck Johnson (L) & J. Willoughby


Knoxville loves The Black Jacket Symphony and they love Knoxville. Both was evident in last night’s performance by BJS of Eagles’ “Hotel California” and some of the greatest hits.

Performing in front of an enthusiastic, sold out crowd, BJS wowed them from the opening, iconic notes of “Hotel California” and every song thereafter.

As he did during his performance last year of the Led Zeppelin IV album, Buck Johnson delivered vocals virtually identical to the album on every song he sang. When he wasn’t singing, then BJS leader, J. Willoughby did the same. Together, they were a vocal powerhouse of Eagles harmony.

Not everyone will be able to catch Eagles in concert but everyone in the South should be able to see Black Jacket Symphony as they tour the region, presenting “Hotel California” in a way that will make Eagles band members (as well as their fans) proud.

Black Jacket Symphony’s schedule and upcoming projects can be followed at

Featured Photo


Our Featured Photo by Boomerocity friend and famed rock photographer, Rob Shanahan (, is of the statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux, Switzerland!