GUITARISTS A PLENTY GUEST WITH
MEDESKI, MARTIN AND WOOD AT SOLID SOUND FINALE
Wilco's third Solid Sound Festival came to a close yesterday at MASS MoCA in North Adams,
MA with a set from groove-meisters Medeski Martin & Wood. The set was billed as MMW +
Special Guests, so attendees knew they were in for something special and the jazz trio
After starting the set off by themselves, MMW brought out Los Lobos guitarist David
Hidalgo as the evening's first guest on "Pappy Check." Hidalgo stuck around for a
"Shackman" that also featured an appearance from longtime MMW collaborator Marc Ribot.
Ribot and Hidalgo then left the stage clearing the way for Wilco guitarist Nels Cline to
jam with MMW. Following a bit of improv, Cline added his talents to a take on "Henduck."
In one of the sure highlights from the festival, MMW + Cline were joined by Wilco front
man Jeff Tweedy for the Wilco original "Hate It Here." The quartet added a swing feel to
the song, which sounded like it came right out of the late '60s. "Hate It Here" closed the
set and was followed by a MMW + Cline encore of "Heaven On Earth."
Watch Tweedy, Cline and Medeski, Martin and Wood's "Hate It Here":
Here's video of the "Heaven On Earth" encore:
You can download an audience recording of the whole set via bt.etree.org.