Above: Steve Lillywhite working on Lost & Gone Forever . From www.guster.com
Guster wrapped-up its Lost & Gone Forever anniversary tour at New York’s Beacon Theater this past Saturday. In celebration of the album’s 10th anniversary, the group has played Lost & Gone Forever in its entirety as its second set throughout the fall. Fittingly, this Saturday the group invited out the album’s producer, Steve Lillywhite, to play bass on one of the album’s song, “Center of Attention.” Lillywhite, known for his work with U2, Dave Matthews Band and most recently Phish, sat in with the group Thanksgiving Weekend at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom ten years ago.
Earlier in the day, Guster’s Ryan Miller also participated in a benefit for Care Package Assembly at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl. In addition to Miller the afternoon featured appearances by Chad Stokes (State Radio), Mike Najarian (State Radio), Nate Ruess (fun.), Jack Antonoff (fun., Steel Train)
Stephen Kellogg, Kit Karlson(Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers), Brian Factor(Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers) and Sam Getz(Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers). The musicians, most of whom had never played together before, offered a six-song set consisting of Tom Petty’s “You’re So Bad,” Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” The Kinks’ “Victoria,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Bleed to Love Her,” Paul Simon’s “Mother and Child Reunion” and Petty’s “American Girl.” Throughout the set, the various musicians traded instruments and swapped vocal duties.