NEW ORLEANS -- On Sunday, music legend Stevie Wonder will have his music appear in two different Super Bowl commercials. On Saturday, he shredded a set at the Bud Light Hotel (where friend of the blog and star of Anchorman 2 David Koechner was doing work) in New Orleans, reminding the public just how far his talent reaches.
Wonder's hit "Superstition" -- the same song he closed out his setlist with -- will be featured in a pair of Bud Light commercials on Sunday night. (You can watch all of said Super Bowl ads here on CBSSports.com's livestream of the Super Bowl; it also includes an All-22 video feed. Swoon.)
Unsurprisingly, Stevie crushed it Saturday night. He pulled out his own versions of Bob Marley's "Jammin'" ("Master Blaster") and rocked Parliament's "We Want the Funk." He opened with a jammed-out version of He ripped off classics like "Higher Ground," "Isn't She Lovely?," and dropped the mic on "Superstition" to close out.
He even brought out his recently engaged daughter, who sings in the band, and performed "Ribbon in the Sky" with her fiancee on the stage, while asking him what his intentions were and how he planned to treat her.
Gary Clark, Jr, who had performed earlier, got a literal call out to come on stage with Stevie. He sauntered out, crushed a few solos (including one in "We Want the Funk") and hung out on stage for the rest of the show.
It wasn't the world's longest set, but it was strong as all get out. At age 62 -- and in one of the world's best music cities no less -- Wonder was one of the more impressive highlights from a very impressive Super Bowl week.
If the game lives up to the rest of the experience that New Orleans brought to Super Bowl XLVII, or just rolls Wonder's performance over into the next evening, it certainly won't disappoint.