Wilco Teams With Calexico At Nelsonville Music Festival
In a story similar to many other festivals so far this year, weather was an issue for this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival as storms led to shortened sets from Mavis Staples, Wilco and other acts at the event. Thankfully, after a delay, Wilco was able to perform and treated attendees to a 17-song, career-spanning set. Included within was a rare take on A.M. track “Should’ve Been In Love” and many fan-favorites such as “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart,” “A Shot In The Arm” and “Heavy Metal Drummer.”
When Wilco returned to the stage for an encore, Jeff Tweedy brought out Jacob Valenzuela, Martin Wenk, Joey Burns, Sergio Mendoza and John Convertino of Calexico for what Tweedy dubbed “Wilexico,” noting that he spent all day coming up with the name. Wilexico offered a stirring take on “California Stars” as the first encore. Valenzuela and Wenk stuck around for the evening’s finale – “I’m The Man Who Loves You.” Wilco’s busy June restarts on June 14 at Bonnaroo before they headline their own Solid Sound Festival the following weekend.
Watch Wilco and members of Calexico team up for “California Stars” on Saturday night:
And here’s video of Wilco and members of Calexico’s take on “I’m The Man Who Loves You” from Nelsonville:
Check out “Impossible Germany” from Nelsonville featuring a blazing Nels Cline guitar solo:
Here’s the setlist from Wilco’s performance at the Nelsonville Music Festival:
[Hat Tip – Scents and Subtle Sounds]