Jack White made a rare return to the live stage yesterday with an exclusive performance on the premiere episode of A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile. The show, broadcast live around the world from a sold out Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, is streaming now in its entirety at www.prairiehome.org.
White’s appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile saw him leading a crack acoustic combo comprised of bassist Dominic Davis, fiddler/backing vocalist Lillie Mae Rische and pedal steel guitarist Fats Kaplin though a four-song set that included renditions of The White Stripes’ “City Lights” and The Raconteurs’ “Carolina Drama” – both featured on the recently released JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS: 1998-2016(Third Man Records/Columbia). Chris Thile joined Jack and the band on “Carolina Drama.” As if that weren’t enough, the set also included a version of the country classic, “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn,” penned by Tom T. Hall and a 1969 top 5 chart smash for Bobby Bare, as well as a once-in-a-lifetime duet performance of The White Stripes’ “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” alongside Third Man recording artist Margo Price.
Watch video clips of Jack’s A Prairie Home Companion performance:
“I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” with Margo Price
# # #
JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS: 1998-2016 collects 26 acoustic songs from throughout White’s wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased material from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and White’s solo career. Released September 9th, the collection debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s “Vinyl Albums” chart – a position also achieved by 2014’s chart-topping LAZARETTO and 2012’s BLUNDERBUSS. In addition, JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS: 1998-2016 entered the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #8, White’s third top 10 debut in a row.
White celebrated the arrival of JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS: 1998-2016 with a series of special acoustic performances, including NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and BBC Two’s Later… With Jools Holland, along with an exclusive interview for NPR’s All Things Considered.