‘California Stars’ Sheffield City Hall


Soundcheck 30.11.13

We started playing ‘California Stars’ on our European tour in November 2013 after I was contacted by the brother of Jay Bennett, who co-wrote this song with Jeff Tweedy and Woody Guthrie for the Mermaid Avenue project. Jay passed away in 2009. His brother was coming to our show in Frankfurt – which was on the day that would have been Jay’s 50th birthday – and asked to hear this song.

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