David Byrne Joins Jeff Tweedy & Terry Allen At Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival

Watch the Talking Heads frontman make surprise appearances at MASS MoCA.

By Andy Kahn May 30, 2022 9:01 am PDT

David Byrne joined Jeff Tweedy on Sunday at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. The Talking Heads frontman also sat in with Terry Allen during his Solid Sound set earlier in the day.

Byrne, who was not officially part of the event’s lineup, joined Terry Allen and The Panhandle Mystery Band for two songs. Byrne accompanied Allen on the former’s “Buck Naked” as he did on Allen’s 1996 album Human Remains. Byrne stuck around for “Gimme A Ride To Heaven Boy.”

Tweedy’s performance saw the Wilco frontman backed by his sons Spencer Tweedy on drums and Sammy Tweedy on vocals, James Elkington on guitar, Liam Kazar on bass and Ohmme’s Macie Stewart on vocals and Sima Cunningham on vocals and guitar. The main set mostly pulled from Tweedy’s 2020 album, Love Is King, along with a few selections from 2018’s WARM and WARMER.

The encore began with Sammy Tweedy leading a cover of Neil Young’s “Helpless.” Next came a cover of “It Must Be Love” by Labi Siffre. Jeff Tweedy then brought out Byrne, as well his Wilco bandmates – guitarist Nels Cline, bassist John Stiratt, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen and drummer Glenn Kotche – for the “California Stars” finale.

Watch audience-captured videos of David Byrne’s sit-ins with Jeff Tweedy and Terry Allen below:

California Stars

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Jeff Tweedy (See 55 videos) and David Byrne (See 23 videos)

Buck Naked / Gimme a Ride to Heaven Boy

Terry Allen (See 5 videos) and David Byrne (See 23 videos)

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