Wilco surprised patrons of Poor David’s Pub in Dallas with an impromptu open mic night set.
While driving to Dallas for a show the following night as part of their ongoing U.S. tour, Wilco (per Jambase) saw the posting for the open mic and decided to stop in. The group performed without multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, but were billed on the sign-up sheet as Glenn Kotche & Friends, named after the band’s drummer.
The band’s 11-song set pulled heavily from their country-tinged first two albums, including cuts like “Too Far Apart” and “Passenger Side” from 1995’s A.M. and “Far, Far Away” from 1996’s Being There. They also delivered covers of Stoney Edwards’ country classic “She’s My Rock,” Texas native Doug Sahm’s “Give Back the Key to My Heart,” and “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” from Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline.
Wilco closed out by backing local musician and the open mic night’s host Rob Case for a rendition of his song “Bayou City.” Watch fan-captured footage and check out the full setlist below.
Wilco’s surprise Dallas set stands as a unique album release show for their thirteenth album, Cousin, which arrived on September 29th. The band will tour throughout the U.S. into late October. Grab your seats here.
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Haha Wilco even used the open mic’s signup sheet. See slot #3. pic.twitter.com/AgIMF8QyvR
— Ray Padgett (@rayfp) September 28, 2023
Far, Far Away
Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Bob Dylan cover)
Hate It Here
Too Far Apart
It’s Just That Simple
A Lifetime to Find
New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo cover)
She’s My Rock (Stoney Edwards cover)
Forget the Flowers
Give Back the Key to My Heart (Doug Sahm cover)
Bayou City (Rob Case cover) (w/ Rob Case)