Cover Alert: Bob Seger – California Stars (Wilco)

Detroit native Bob Seger kicked off a six-week tour last night with his Silver Bullet Band at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Among the 24 songs Seger performed was a cover of California Stars from Wilco and Billy Bragg’s Mermaid Avenue album.

Video has surfaced of Seger’s horn-augmented version of the tune…

Bob Seger – California Stars

Seger also performed Detroit Made by John Hiatt and dusted off Like A Rock.

Bob Seger opening night set list:

1) Detroit Made 2) Trying to Live My Life Without You 3) Fire Down the Road 4) Main Street 5) Old Time Rock & Roll 6) All the Roads 7) Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man 8) Nutbush City Limits 9) Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight 10) Like a Rock 1 1) Travelin’ Man 12) Beautiful Loser 13) Roll Me Away 14) Come to Papa 15) Her Strut 16) California Stars 17) We Got Tonight 18) Turn the Page 19) Sunspot Baby 20)Katmandu

First encore:

21) Against the Wind 22)Hollywood Nights

Second encore:

23) Night Moves 24) Rock and Roll Never Forgets

[via WCBS]


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5 thoughts on “Cover Alert: Bob Seger – California Stars (Wilco)

  1. myquillsun Reply

    Whitey Morgan and the 78s opened for Seger and deserve your attention. Honky tonk from the Midwest.

  2. PotvinRocks Reply

    I always that that this would have made a great Garcia Band tune

  3. PotvinRocks Reply

    I always that that this would have made a great Garcia Band tune. Too bad it came 4 years too late

  4. Celeste Reply

    Thanks for the share–love it!

    One small thing, I’m pretty sure the third song played was “Fire Down Below.”

  5. aron magner of aron magner presents aron magners the disco biscuits Reply

    Don’t you think it should be noted that this song was originally written by Woody Guthrie and was finished by Wilco & Billy Bragg and that Mermaid Ave. was a project dedicated to putting music to some of Guthries unfinished work? Or is that not worth noting?

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