Courtney Barnett & Hachiku @ Levon Helm Studios (pics, video, setlist)
“OK, I’m going to play some songs. That’s my job.” Courtney Barnett is in the midst of an intimate solo tour, which hit Woodstock on Saturday at Levon Helm Studio where her set included a mix of favorites like “Avant Gardener,” “Depreston,” “Elevator Operator” and more, plus covers (Hank Williams, The Lemonheads, Gillian Welch), and a new song, too. It was a chill, informal evening — Levon Helm Studios only holds around 200 people — with Courtney chatting with the crowd and, at one point, talked a bit about the recent Australian brush fires.
Opening on this tour is Hachiku, who is signed to Milk Records, the label Courtney runs, and in addition to her own songs she covered Nena’s ’80s classic “99 Luftballons.” Pictures from her set and the whole night are in the gallery above and video and setlist from the Woodstock show are below.
photos by P Squared