Watch: The National mashes up ‘Devil Town’ and ‘I Am Not in Kansas’ in honour of Daniel Johnston

An intimate performance from the indie rockers

The National performed at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston last night, where they paid tribute to late musician Daniel Johnston with a mash-up of their own track “I Am Not in Kansas” and Johnston’s “Devil Town.”

The indie rockers used the performance to honour the celebrated singer, who passed away from a heart attack at 58-years-old. “That was for Daniel Johnston, who left us,” frontman Matt Berninger tells the audience after the track. “And we’re still here.”

The intimate performance saw frontman Matt Berninger crooning atop a stripped back instrumental line alongside back up vocals from Kate Stables, Hannah Georgas, and Kyle Resnick.

Watch The National cover “Devil Town” alongside a performance of their own “I Am Not In Kansas” below.