Watch Julien Baker Join Phoebe Bridgers for a Few Songs at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

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This past weekend, Phoebe Bridgers continued her anticipated tour in support of 2020’s Punisher record with a sold-out show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Announced at the last minute was a special guest opener, Julien Baker — Bridgers’ friend and musical collaborator with boygenius.

Needless to say, the addition of Baker to the show gave fans plenty to feel excited about in terms of on-stage collaborations, and that’s exactly what transpired as the night went along. Concluding her opening set (which leaned heavily on her 2015 debut Sprained Ankle, moreso than her February 2021 album Little Oblivions), Baker welcomed Bridgers to the stage for a cover of Rufus Wainwright’s “One Man Guy”:

Then, toward the end of Bridgers’ set, Baker came back out to accompany the gathered ensemble on stage for “Graceland Too” and “I Know The End,” two standout tracks at the back end of Punisher that also feature Baker in the studio versions.

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Here’s fan-shot footage of the collaborations:

Bridgers’ gig in Berkeley also facilitated a pretty great photo-op meet-up with Joan Baez herself:

The tour, which took place in exclusively outdoor venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has seen Bridgers and her band play an assortment of songs from Punisher and her previous album, 2017’s Stranger in the Alps, in addition to wrapping with a cover of “That Funny Feeling,” one of the standout songs on comedian/musician Bo Burnham’s smash-hit Netflix special Bo Burnham: Inside, which Bridgers also released recently in studio form:

The tour wraps this week with two more sold-out shows at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

10-21 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
10-22 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
10-24 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival

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