Wilco have performed a star-studded rendition of “California Stars” during their Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction.
While Jeff Tweedy and co. were inducted last October, PBS have now aired the honours ceremony in full. Wilco were inducted alongside Lucinda Williams and Alejandro Escovedo. After being inducted, Wilco performed their 1998 Mermaid Avenue track “California Stars” with an all-star cast.
On stage, Wilco were joined by Japanese Breakfast, Sheila E., Margo Price, Rosanne Cash, Lenny Kaye, Bill Callahan, Terry Allen, and Alex Ruiz. Nels Cline, Jason Isbell, Escovedo, and Lloyd Maines also joined them on stage.
Watch the star-studded performance of “California Stars” below.
Isbell previously performed “California Stars” with Wilco in 2016. He also inducted Williams into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Price joined Williams to deliver a moving performance of “Changed The Locks.”
The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame was established in 2014. It honours artists that have had a significant history on its 47-year run. In the past, artists like Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Townes Van Zandt have been honoured.
This year marks the 7th annual Hall of Fame Honours, which aired on January 8th. If you want to watch more than just the “California Stars” performance, you can stream the full show here.
This isn’t the first time Tweedy has shown his admiration for Japanese Breakfast. In July, he covered her Jubilee track, “Kokomo, IN” on Instagram Live.
Upon discovering Tweedy’s cover, Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner shared an Instagram post about her excitement. “Words can’t begin to express how mind blowing it is to discover this vid of Jeff Tweedy covering Kokomo, IN,” Zauner writes. “Wilco has been such a huge influence on my music for so many years.”