Fresh off his headlining performance Saturday night at the Newport Folk Festival, Jack White popped over to make a guest appearance at another Rhode Island gig, joining Beck onstage at the Providence Performing Arts Center.
As The Future Heart reports, White, introduced by Beck as “the best bartender in the world,” joined in for Beck’s encore and stayed for the whole segment. They started off with “Pay No Mind” and “Loser,” off the 1994 album Mellow Gold before closing out the show with an extended version of “Where It’s At.” The final number had another surprise guest in the form of Sean Lennon, who had opened the show with his band the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, on tambourine.
In addition to touring behind his new album Lazaretto and making surprise appearances at friends’ shows, Jack White also recently announced that he’ll be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game next week. Beck, meanwhile, is on the verge of finally releasing a recorded version of his sheet-music collection, Song Reader. Although Beck himself only appears on one track on the album, which comes out on Tuesday, July 29th, Jack White is among the many other artists offering interpretations of the songs.