Spoon Cover Van Morrison, Ryan Adams Improvises ‘No Shirt’ Song at Benefit Show
Over the weekend, Neil Young hosted his annual Bridge School Benefit concert, which boasted a lineup featuring Young himself, along with Ryan Adams, St. Vincent, Gary Clark Jr., Spoon, Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Nils Lofgren and Ben Harper.
The concert took place over the course of two nights on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif. On Saturday, Spoon treated concertgoers to their rendition of Van Morrison’s “Jackie Wilson Said.” See a fan-shot clip of the performance -- which included backing from a horn section -- below:
Adams had a memorable moment of his own during the benefit show when he improvised a song about a shirtless member of the audience. Of course, the singer riffing on sightings in his crowds has become somewhat of a staple at his shows, but the spur-of-the-moment tune is amusing as Adams wonders aloud: “What’s next? / He’ll have no shoes / Actually what’s next is he’ll have probably some more booze.” Watch below:
And for their part, the Dixie Chicks took an impressive and distinctive turn at Lana Del Rey's breakthrough single, "Video Games," during their own set. Check it out below:
Proceeds for the annual concert go to the Bridge School, a nonprofit that provides educational programs to individuals with speech and physical impairments.