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HAIM, Dave Matthews & more playing virtual Cat Stevens tribute festival

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HAIM and Dave Matthews are performing at an upcoming virtual festival paying tribute to Yusuf, aka the revered singer-songwriter Cat Stevens.

The online event, dubbed CatSong, will premiere this Saturday, December 5. It will feature artists performing songs from throughout Yusuf’s catalog, and in particular will celebrate his 1970 albums Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman in honor of their 50th anniversaries.

Other musicians on the lineup include Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, Jack Johnson, Passenger and Feist.

“It’s great to see and hear these covers of my songs given new life,” says Yusuf/Cat Stevens of CatSong. “There’s no better honor for a songwriter than to have his songs performed by talented musicians with such love and sincerity. Thank you.”

To tune in, visit the Yusuf/Cat Stevens YouTube channel.

By Josh Johnson
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