Although there were no overt political statements, there was an undercurrent of anxiety, frustration and anger at the current state of things. Jim also brought opener Alynda Segarra (of Hurray for the Riff Raff) on stage to sing ”Over and Over” with him.
Siblings Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, their father Loudon Wainwright III, and other family and friends including Emmylou Harris, Sufjan Stevens, Sloan Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Jenni Muldaur, Joan as Police Woman, and Lucy Wainwright Roche are scheduled to perform at "Noel Nights"
Sufjan performed "Tonya Harding" near the top of the show, and came back later for "Heirloom” (off 2010’s All Delighted People), and “Visions of Gideon” and “Mystery of Love” both of which are from the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack (and Mystery of Love EP).
The Ally Coalition cofounders Jack and Rachel Antonoff were joined by Lorde, The National, Spoon, Shamir, Kacey Musgraves, Aparna Nancherla, Mike Birbiglia, Phoebe Robinson and Jacqueline Novak for a night of music and comedy, including lots of cover songs.