Wilco’s John Stirrat and Pat Sansone are currently touring with their side-project the Autumn Defense, but at a Charlottesville, Virginia, gig last week, the duo brought out Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy for a surprise collaboration: a cover of John Lennon’s “God.”
The group performed the tune to honor to Lennon and the 30th anniversary of his death on December 8. And while they deliver a mostly faithful rendition of the tune, Tweedy did offer up one change. “I just believe in me,” he sings. “Wilco and me.”
The video quality isn’t great, but the audio is pristine. Check it out below.
Jeff Tweedy and the Autumn Defense perform “God”: