When he toured for the Harvest Moon
album in 1993, Young used the Stax Records house band, Booker T & the MG's, as his backing band. At Stax, the group played on many soul classics, including Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
," which Young included in the setlist.
Their guitarist, Steve Cropper, recalled one night in particular on the tour. "We were playing the outdoor venue in Detroit, Michigan," he told Songfacts
. "My tech said, 'Look up there.' I look up, and a big old full moon was coming up. A big harvest moon was coming up over that show. That blew our minds."