So every once in awhile on this tour, Beck opens his show with a more acoustic set with his band, before rocking out for the end. I guess playing the historic Ryman is enough of an occasion for such a change, so that's what they did.
Beck mentions how the seeds of Morning Phase happened in Nashville, when he started "Blackbird Chain" and "Say Goodbye" there for a record he didn't quite finish.
"Lonesome Whistle" was just a short tease of the song, Beck sang the opening lines right before the band kicked off "E-Pro." He also drops "making gentlemen cry realistic tears" into the beginning of "Hell Yes."
Beck sang Happy Birthday in the middle of "Where It's At" to someone in the front row, and had a bunch of kids play tambourine (both his kids, as well as some family friends). He also pulled audience members on stage to dance during the song.
Highlights: "The Golden Age" from the acoustic part, "Novacane," "E-Pro," "Hell Yes."
Not the greatest recording, it's clear but also feels distant and the explosiveness of the band is dampened a bit.
[people and bands
Banjo: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Clavinet: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Cowbell: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar (Acoustic Slide): Smokey Hormel
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen, Gus Seyffert, Jason Falkner, Smokey Hormel
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Gus Seyffert, Jason Falkner, Smokey Hormel
Harmonica: Beck Hansen, Smokey Hormel
keyboards: Jason Falkner, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Mandolin: Smokey Hormel
Opening Act: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
Piano: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Synthesizer: Gus Seyffert, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Smokey Hormel
Tambourine: Cosimo Hansen, Gus Seyffert, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Tuesday Hansen
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Gus Seyffert, Jason Falkner, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Smokey Hormel