Chris Thile Shares Wilco Cover
Thile recorded the video in a closet at his inlaws’ home while practicing social distancing in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Thile’s note accompanying the Wilco cover stated in part:
Ahoy! In the midst of these strange times, we’re starting the Live From Home stage, a digital space for us to keep making and experiencing art when we can’t be physically together … Because of cancellations and closures, many performers’ income streams have become unstable. We encourage you to support the artists you love by buying their music and merch, and other means of direct financial support. You can support Live From Here by donating at livefromhere.org.
And if you’re making your own art while stuck inside, we encourage you to share it using #LivefromHome.
Thile’s note also encouraged Live From Home participation from Sara Bareilles, Jon Batiste and Hilary Hahn. Frequent Live From Here performer Sarah Jarosz posted a Live From Home video of her cover of “Childish Things” by James McMurtry. Another Live From Here regular, Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price also posted a Live From Home clip featuring a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time with Taylor Ashton on guitar. Watch the Live From Home videos below: