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Published: 2013/07/24

Ryan Bingham and My Morning Jacket Celebrate The Band at Merriweather

Photo by Jeremy Roth via MMJ’s Facebook page

The traveling AmericanaramA tour stopped at Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. Opening act Ryan Bingham joined tour staples Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Bob Dylan on the bill.

Bingham also joined the members of My Morning Jacket for a tribute to The Band during their set. Only two days after MMJ frontman Jim James performed with Band keyboardist Garth Hudson at Saratoga Springs, NY’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center, My Morning Jacket brought Bingham out for a cover of The Band’s “Don’t Do It.” Bingham joined MMJ for the same Band cover in Mansfield, MA on Saturday night. Last night, the group also performed My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel’s solo number “Carried Away” live for the first time this summer.

Though AmericanaramA collaboration kings Wilco kept to themselves last night, they did bust out the Being There track “The Lonely 1” for the first time this year. The tour continues in Virginia Beach, VA this evening.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlists via

My Morning Jacket, July 23, 2013, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

First Light
The Way That He Sings
Two Halves
Steam Engine
Carried Away (Carl Broemel song)
It Beats 4 U
Wordless Chorus
Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2
Don’t Do It (with Ryan Bingham)
Victory Dance

Wilco, July 23, 2013, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Ashes of American Flags (lyrics changed to 8 dollars and 93 cents)
Bull Black Nova
Blood of the Lamb
Christ for President
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Art of Almost
Jesus, Etc.
Can’t Stand It
Born Alone
Passenger Side
I Got You (At the End of the Century)
Heavy Metal Drummer
I’m the Man Who Loves You
Dawned on Me
A Shot in the Arm
The Lonely 1

Bob Dylan, July 23, 2013, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Things Have Changed
Love Sick
(Bob on harmonica)
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Soon after Midnight
(Bob on piano)
Early Roman Kings
(Bob on piano)
Tangled Up in Blue
(Bob on piano)
Duquesne Whistle
(Bob on piano)
She Belongs to Me
(Bob on harmonica)
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
(Bob on piano)
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
(Bob on piano)
Blind Willie McTell
(Bob on harmonica)
Simple Twist of Fate
(Bob on piano & harmonica)
Thunder on the Mountain
(Bob on piano)
All Along the Watchtower
(Bob on piano)

Ballad of a Thin Man
(Bob on piano & harmonica)


There are 3 comments associated with this post

check your facts July 24, 2013, 13:00:17

“Baby Don’t You Do It” is a 1964 single by American singer Marvin Gaye. Released on the Tamla label, this song discusses a man who is at a standstill with his girlfriend, who he feels is neglecting his love stating “Don’t break my heart/...I’ve tried to do my best”. The Band recorded the song numerous times under the title “Don’t Do It”. Lead singer is Levon Helm, with backing vocals by Rick Danko and Richard Manuel. The different versions, both studio and live, appear on several of their albums and box sets, including the 1972 live release Rock of Ages.

Cloudy Knight July 24, 2013, 17:04:27

Merriweather is in Maryland, not Mass.

Hunt Daddy July 26, 2013, 11:36:27

@check your facts The original song “Baby Don’t You Do It” may have been written and sung by Marvin Gaye, but the version covered by MMJ was the one as played by the Band so I think the author is well within his/her rights to call “Don’t Do It” a Band cover. All are amazing artists; let’s not nitpick and just jam, homie.

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