Last year, David Byrne released My Name Is, a compilation of songs by San Francisco funk outsider Doug Hream Blunt, on his Luaka Bop label. Blunt opened last night’s Red Bull Sound Select NY show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right, backed by teenage band Clover & The Clockworks, Joakim, the Rapture’s Luke Jenner, and several musicians from Craiglist. As BrooklynVegan reports, Byrne himself took the stage near the end of the set to join in on a performance of Blunt’s “Big Top.” Watch some footage below.
TONIGHT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! Thank you Bella, Eoin, Grace and Jude (& your hard working parents and music teacher!), thank you Amanda, Dave, Geoff, Joakim & Luke, thank you David for joining us tonight, thank you film crew, Nicole & Theo (!!), and thank you Shabazz Palaces, Baby's Alright, Red Bull Sound Select & Brooklyn Vegan for inviting us to play… and thank you Doug! We are going to miss you. ❤️