Watch Wilco Perform ‘California Stars’ With Jenny Lewis + Ben Gibbard
The Jeff Tweedy-led outfit were joined by Jenny Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, Bill Frisell and Scott McCaughey for the song, which appeared on 1998’s Mermaid Avenue, a Guthrie tribute album helmed by Wilco and Billy Bragg. Check out the performance in the fan-shot footage above.
Wilco’s tour continues tomorrow (Aug. 14) in Missoula, Mont. From there, the band has dates scheduled through next month, culminating with a two-night residency at Stubb’s in Austin on Sept. 29 and 30. Vetiver and William Tyler will serve as openers for the remainder of Wilco’s shows. Check out a complete itinerary right here.
“Just trying to figure out ways to use the technology in artistic ways or ways that are exciting or creative is a lot easier than figuring out ways to get paid using the technology that exists,” the singer said. “But I don’t think our job is to figure out better ways to get paid; our job is to figure out ways to be heard.”