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Wilco Welcomes Garth Hudson At SPAC AmericanaramA Stop

The AmericanaramA tour moved on to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, aka SPAC, in Saratoga
Springs, NY last night for performances by Ryan Bingham and
tour headliners My
Morning Jacket
, Wilco and Bob Dylan. The big news from Sunday night’s show was legendary The
Band keyboardist Garth Hudson and My Morning Jacket front man Jim James sitting in with
Wilco.




[Photo Via KalleMatson on
Instagram
]


Wilco continues to switch it up from night-to-night on the tour and their SPAC set was no
exception. After opening up with Mermaid Avenue track “At My Window Sad And
Lonely,” Jeff Tweedy and his band treated attendees to a mix of classics (“Poor Places,”
“Handshake Drugs” and “Reservations”) and more recent material (“Bull Black Nova” and
“Art Of Almost”) before bringing out Hudson seven songs into their set. Garth sat in with
Wilco on “California Stars” and a cover of “Long Black Veil.” The keyboardist then
delivered his trademark “Genetic Method” intro to a scorching take on The Band’s “Chest
Fever” that also featured Jim James. Once their guests left the stage, the Chicago-based
band reeled off a four-song string of “Born Alone,” “Impossible Germany,” “Walken” and
“I’m The Man Who Loves You” to bring the set to a close.


Check out the full Wilco setlist from SPAC:


Watch fan-shot footage of Garth Hudson, Wilco and Jim James teaming up for “Genetic
Method” > “Chest Fever”:


And here’s a fan-shot clip of Hudson and Wilco’s “Long Black Veil”:

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