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Father John Misty, Jason Isbell & Jade Bird played Prospect Park (pics, setlists)

In “Mr. Tillman,” the single off his 2018 LP God’s Favorite Customer, Father John Misty sings through a bizarre conversation he had with the person working the desk of his hotel. Jason Isbell makes a cameo shortly after a member of the hotel staff casually mentions Tillman has a few outstanding charges and that Tillman left his passport in his room’s mini fridge: “Did you and your guests have a pleasant stay? What a beautiful tattoo that young man had on his face / And oh, will you need a driver out to Philly? Jason Isbell’s here as well and he seemed a little worried about you.”

Isbell later joked about the instance on Twitter, but refrained from popping out for a cameo when Misty — a.k.a Josh Tillman — played “Mr. Tillman” at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park on Wednesday night (June 19) and was met with a round of cheers when he sang through the verse.

[…] both artists were met with a near-constant sing-along from the crowd of 5,000 that gathered to join them in the rain in Prospect Park.

But neither Isbell nor Tillman remained fixated on the doom and gloom, and both managed to keep from overwhelming the masses by working plenty of swoon-worthy balladry and deeply funny banter into their sets. Tillman and Isbell’s love songs are just as potent as the discourse of their heaviest cuts, and those remain rapturous crowd pleasers on this current jaunt. Isbell won’t play “Cover Me Up” if [Amanda] Shires isn’t present (which, given her own career and the touring it requires, can lead to weeks or months apart), but when she is, it’s a breathtaking duet and an intimate glimpse into the love they share. [Billboard]

Father John Misty and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit brought their co-headlining tour with support from Jade Bird to NYC for a BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show in Prospect Park last night (6/19). There was a little bit of rain, but the show went off without a hitch and both FJM and Isbell played sets packed with favorites from all over their career. Isbell also did the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac classic “Oh Well” that he’s been breaking out on this tour. That’s an excerpt of Billboard‘s review of the show above, and you can see pictures of the show in the gallery above that.

Setlists and videos from the show, and a video of Isbell doing “Oh Well” in Berkeley, below.

After this tour ends, Jason Isbell has a lot of other stuff coming up, including his annual Ryman run in Nashville and a Red Rocks show with David Crosby.

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Father John Misty at Prospect Park – 6/19/19 Setlist (via)
Hangout at the Gallows
When You’re Smiling and Astride Me
Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Mr. Tillman
Total Entertainment Forever
Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
Ballad of the Dying Man
Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow
Nancy From Now On
Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
Please Don’t Die
The Palace
Time Makes Fools of Us All
Tell It Like It Is
Pure Comedy
Holy Shit
I Love You, Honeybear

Encore:
I Went to the Store One Day
Date Night

Jason Isbell at Prospect Park – 6/19/19 Setlist (via)
Hope the High Road
24 Frames
White Man’s World
Something More Than Free
Traveling Alone
Last of My Kind
Stockholm
Flying Over Water
Cover Me Up
Overseas
Maybe It’s Time
Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac cover)
If We Were Vampires

photos by David Andrako

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