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Published: 2013/07/04

Wilco and My Morning Jacket Share a Neil Young Cover, Duke Robillard Comments on Departure From Bob Dylan’s Band

The members of Wilco and My Morning Jacket shared the stage last night. The collaboration took place at Tuscaloosa, AL’s Tuscaloosa Amphitheater as part of the AmericanaramA tour. Though last night was the tour’s sixth stop, it marked the first time members of the long-associated bands have collaborated this run.

Richard Thompson Electric Trio opened the night. Their short performance consisted of “Stuck On The Treadmill,” “Sally B,” “Good Things Happen To Bad People,” “Tear Stained Letter” and “Can’t Win.” My Morning Jacket played next, opening their set with this year’s first version of the Dylan-esque Heartbreakin Man classic “Tonite I Want to Celebrate With You.” The rest of their setlist remained in line with this summer’s song rotation, though they busted out this year’s first versions of both the Z jam “Dondante” and the early The Tennessee Fire cut “I Think I’m Going to Hell.”

Wilco continued to offer the tour’s most adventurous setlists. Partway through their show, they dusted off the Wilco (The Album) song “I’ll Fight” from the first time in 2013. A bit later, they brought back the members of My Morning Jacket for a joint cover of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl.” Wilco debuted the Young classic as part of their all-request set at North Adams, MA’s Solid Sound last month, though Jeff Tweedy played the song with his old band Uncle Tupelo. More than an obvious influence on both bands, Young has brought Wilco and My Morning Jacket on the road as an opening act on separate occasions.

Bob Dylan closed the night and stuck to his standard set. Charlie Sexton, who toured with Dylan from 1999 to 2002 and 2009 to 2012, played guitar throughout the performance. Sexton shocked everyone by quietly replacing recent Dylan guitarist Duke Robillard on Tuesday night.

Robillard posted the following statement on his Facebook page, “I will make one small non-cryptic post hear to clear up any confusion or misinterpretation. I left the Bob Dylan tour of my own accord. All I can say is it wasn’t for musical reasons and please don’t ask any more. I enjoyed my brief stay there and had a lot of fun with the band playing Bob’s music. I have great respect for him as an artist. I will miss everyone in the organization as they are all wonderful people. I wish them continued success and I will miss them all. Case closed!”

The AmericanaramAtour continues at Noblesville, IN’s Klipsch Music Center on Friday.

Here’s a look at Richard Thompson Electric Trio’s setlist

Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Wednesday, July 3,Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, AL

Stuck On The Treadmill
Sally B
Good Things Happen To Bad People
Tear Stained Letter
Can’t Win

Here’s a look at My Morning Jaket, Wilco and Bob Dylan’s setlists via Setlist.fm

My Morning Jacket, Wednesday, July 3,Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, AL

Tonite I Want to Celebrate With You
Circuital
Evil Urges
Anytime
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
The Bear
Dondante
I Think I’m Going to Hell
Victory Dance
Wordless Chorus
Gideon

Wilco, Wednesday, July 3,Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, AL

Handshake Drugs
Wishful Thinking
I’ll Fight
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Pot Kettle Black
Less Than You Think
Art of Almost
Far, Far Away
Hesitating Beauty
Born Alone
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover with My Morning Jacket)
Jesus, Etc.
Impossible Germany
I’m the Man Who Loves You
Dawned on Me

Bob Dylan, Wednesday, July 3,Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, AL

Things Have Changed
Love Sick
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Soon After Midnight
Early Roman Kings
Tangled Up in Blue
Duquesne Whistle
She Belongs to Me
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
Blind Willie McTell
Simple Twist Of Fate
Summer Days
All Along The Watchtower

E:
Ballad Of A Thin Man

Comments

There are 6 comments associated with this post

Jesse July 4, 2013, 13:20:04

What percentage of the audience was shocked by Duke Robillard’s departure exactly?

rusty July 4, 2013, 18:06:03

whoever is covering this tour should be on full time, been pretty good recaps of the shows so far and he/she knows their stuff, thanks for the good reviews!

mark epstein July 5, 2013, 10:54:15

“I have great respect for him as an artist” kinda tells u everything you need to know about the person. Richard Thompson playing only 5 songs while the other 2 bands playing a full set is a disgrace. RT is a legend and deserves 45 minutes. Just saying

Patrick Shirley July 5, 2013, 11:56:08

As a MMJ fan, that isn’t a full set list. They usually play 2-2.5 hrs. Obviously everyone is playing a shortened set list. I know Richard Thompson is a legend in many people’s eyes but he’s definitely the least known performer among these 4 acts.

MarZaPhiGar July 5, 2013, 15:57:00

RT least well-known??? Wow.

joe schnider July 9, 2013, 22:12:24

Who is Richard Thompson?

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