Bill Callahan played New York’s Webster Hall tonight during the East Coast leg of his Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest tour. During his set, he paid tribute to his late friend and label-mate David Berman by covering Berman’s Silver Jews song “I Remember Me.” Callahan also reportedly played Silver Jews’ 1994 song “Trains Across the Sea.” Scroll down to watch Callahan’s performance (“I Remember Me” is the second of two videos in the below Instagram post).
David Berman died earlier this month at the age of 52. Following the news of Berman’s death, countless artists paid tribute to the late poet and songwriter. Callahan was among them. “The world is and will always be a David Berman lyric,” Callahan wrote. “I miss you so much, David.”
“I Remember Me” appeared on Silver Jews’ 2001 album Bright Flight.
Read Pitchfork’s feature “Bill Callahan the Family Man,” and “David Berman Changed the Way So Many of Us See the World,” on the Pitch.