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Published: 2013/07/22

Garth Hudson and Jim James Join Wilco at SPAC

The Band keyboardist and longtime Woodstock, NY hero Garth Hudson joined Wilco during last night’s AmericanaramA stop at Saratoga Springs, NY’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Hudson confirmed his sit in on Facebook a few hours before show time.

Hudson emerged partway through Wilco’s set for “California Stars,” The Band-adopted country classic “Long Black Veil,” Hudson’s Band number “Genetic Method” and one of the organ player’s signature songs, The Band’s “Chest Fever.” My Morning Jacket’s Jim James also emerged for the latter song. The members of My Morning Jacket shared the stage with Hudson at this fall’s Love for Levon tribute concert and James described Hudson as a “wizard.” The latter three songs were Wilco debuts.
A bit earlier in the night, My Morning Jacket also dusted off their The Tennessee Fire song “Old September Blues” for the first time this year.

Despite his long association with Dylan, Hudson did not sit in with the evening’s headlining act. AmericanaramA continues in Columbia, MD tomorrow.

Here’s a look at last night’s My Morning Jacket setlist via MMJ’s forum

My Morning Jacket, Sunday, July 22, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

Steam Engine
Old September Blues
Outta My System
Evil Urges
I’m Amazed
Wordless Chorus
Off The Record
What A Wonderful Man

Here’s a look at last night’s Wilco setlist via

Wilco, Sunday, July 22, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

At My Window Sad and Lonely
Handshake Drugs
Bull Black Nova
Poor Places
Art of Almost
California Stars (with Garth Hudson)
Long Black Veil (with Garth Hudson)
Genetic Method (with Garth Hudson)
Chest Fever (with Garth Hudson and Jim James)
Born Alone
Impossible Germany
I’m the Man Who Loves You

Here’s a look at last night’s Bob Dylan setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section

Bob Dylan, Sunday, July 22, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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 Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Blind Willie McTell
Simple Twist Of Fate
Summer Days
All Along The Watchtower

Blowin’ In The Wind


There are 4 comments associated with this post

24 Bit July 22, 2013, 13:02:21

My recording says LBV, CS, CF but not GM…... Yes, and very disappointed that Dylan didn’t bring Garth out.

Brian July 22, 2013, 22:06:39

Any way to predict what order the bands will play in tomorrow night?

Buffalo Rude July 23, 2013, 00:34:18

@Brian: Bingham, MMJ, Wilco (sans, Garth Hudson – I was there at the SPAC show and my brain is still recovering from listening to that legend play) and then Dylan. I think that’s the order for the entire tour.

James H. Noon Sr. July 25, 2013, 21:47:44

I thought having Garth join Bob Dylan on stage would have been fantastic I even suggested it to a couple of Dylan’s band mate’s and even tho that did not happen the Joy in Garth’s eye’s when he came of stage was Priceless A Big Thank You to Jeff Tweedy and Wilco .

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