Kentucky’s Railbird Festival took over Keeneland race track in Lexington this past weekend for its inaugural gathering, and opening day on Saturday featured a set from Brandi Carlile, who also took time to help her friends in Old Crow Medicine Show close out their own set with a three-song sit in.

Carlile’s main-stage set featured some of her staple originals like “The Story” and “The Joke,” plus a raucous cover of Led Zeppelin’s version of “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” and a rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You.”

For their later set, Old Crow welcomed out Carlile for their final trio of tunes, starting with their classic “Wagon Wheel” and continuing with a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and, finally, a closing run of the folk standard “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” Carlile and OCMS have shared the stage multiple times in the past, including during a co-headlining tour in 2016.

Check out the two setlists below, along with fan-shot video of “Jolene,” “Circle” and Carlile’s Zeppelin cover.

CORRECTION (8/12): An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” to Led Zeppelin. The song was originally written by folk singer-songwriter Ann Bredon.

Brandi Carlile
Railbird Festival – Lexington, KY

Hold Out Your Hand, Whenever is Your Heart, Hard Way Home, The Story, The Eye, Fulton County Jane Doe, Raise Hell, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, The Mother, A Case of You, The Joke, Pride and Joy



Old Crow Medicine Show
Railbird Festival – Lexington, KY

Tell It To Me, Child of the Mississippi, Alabama High Test, Chicken Pie, Down Home Girl, Sweet Amarillo, Tennessee Bound, Take ‘Em Away, Methamphetamine, I Hope I’m Stoned When Jesus Takes Me Home, Wagon Wheel*, Jolene*, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?*

Notes: * w/ Brandi Carlile