RNR News and Notes

 

Festival curators Wilco - may be the main attraction at The Solid Sound Festival - which took place over the weekend at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA 

 

But the festival's MVP might have been Courtney Barnett - who performed three times on the festival's first day ... In addition to playing her scheduled set,  she did an impromptu intimate solo pop-up set earlier in the dat  and she joined Wilco on stage for their 'karaoke set'  later in the evening .... she was jokingly introduced by Jeff Tweedy as “Courtney from Melbourne,”  and proceeded to perform a  fantastic rendition of “Handshake Drugs” with the band. 

 

The karaoke set featured special guests joining Wilco on stage to sing/ perform with the band.  In addition to Barnett - several contest winners joined the band for songs like “Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway(again),”  “Heavy Metal Drummer,” and “Poor Places,” Yuka Honda joined the band for “We Aren’t the World (Safety Girl),” and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s son sang on  Sammy Tweedy on “I’m Always in Love.”

 

Courtney Barnett with Wilco, Handshake Drugs, Solid Sound 2019

 

 

Karaoke with Wilco - Solid Sound 2019 - We Aren’t the World (Safety Girl)