Last weekend at New York’s Jones Beach Theater, Beck made a one-off special appearance on the AmericanaramA tour, a stint that includes Chicago outfit Wilco, as well as the mighty Bob Dylan and Jim James. Beck jammed alongside Wilco on a rendition of Hansen’s 1993 hit single “Loser,” before taking on Wilco/Billy Bragg’s “California Stars.” The night of covers also included a performance of The Beatles’ “Yer Blues,” where Beck and Wilco got by with a little help from their friend Sean Lennon.
While Wilco is wrapping up the AmericanaramA Tour, Beck is also prepping to make a few August appearances, hitting Boston, Quebec and New York. While the two acts have already gone their separate ways, relive the their live collaborations below in these videos shot from afar. We will update if we dig up any closer clips.
Beck Tour Dates:
2 - Boston, Mass. @ Bank of America Pavilion
3 - Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga Festival
4 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn)