On Sunday, April 28, 2019, The Fat James Band was awarded the Hall of Fame award for bands. Surviving original band members Dave Cashin, Chip Hart, and Tracy Arrington were present to accept the award on their and James’ behalf. Following the awards ceremony, they performed three songs with Chris Eger on guitar and vocals. On the final song, this year’s nominees for the Electric Blues Guitar category joined them for a rousing rendition of “Buddy Buddy (Friends)”.