Stephen Colbert‘s Late Night bandleader, Jon Batiste, had a pretty good first day on the job

Batiste and his band, Stay Human, led an all-star group for a joyful cover of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People.” The lineup included Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Beirut, Kyle Resnick, Ben Folds, Aloe Blacc, Derek Trucks and Colbert himself

If Colbert knows what’s best for himself and the world, he will make Mavis Staples a staple of the Late Show. She is a treasure and the two seem to have a good rapport. The people want more Mavis Read more…

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Colbert assembles a delightful supergroup for the first ‘Late Show’ musical number