Peter took part in John Wesley Harding’s “Cabinet of Wonders” on Wednesday night in Portland where one of the many highlights was a cover of R.E.M.’s “You Are the Everything” featuring Colin Meloy on vocals. A great video of the performance was captured by our friend Vivian Johnson along with a written report from our friend, fine fellow, and trenchant blogger Jim Desmond:
“So Wednesday night, John Wesley Harding did his “Cabinet of Wonders” variety show here in Portland. The Decemberists served as house band behind Wes, kd lang, Ben Gibbard, Scott and Peter, local singers Storm Large, Laura Veirs and Sallie Ford. Plus there was comedian Eugene Mirman. A great show all around. 2 highlights: ‘You Are the Everything,’ with Colin Meloy and Ben Gibbard sharing vocals, Peter on mandolin. Mirman telling story about him and Michael getting mugged by 2 cops. Crazy but wow did he tell the story funny.”
Go here to watch Vivian’s video
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