Last month, Wilco invited friend of the band/Jeff Tweedy collaborator Mavis Staples and opening act Nick Lowe onstage for a Chicago show for a rousing cover of “The Weight.” Some shaky cell footage emerged, but now we have something better: a video of the impromptu supergroup rehearsing the cover backstage at the Civic Opera House.
Wilco posted this footage on their YouTube page a few days ago and it’s a treat, the sound of friends gathered in a circle to cover a favorite chestnut. The acoustics are surprisingly good for a dressing room, where they even manage to cram in an organ and drums. Watch the performers cover it below.
Wilco, Mavis Staples, and Nick Lowe – The Weight (The Band cover)
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