Hamilton Leithauser and Kevin Morby's "Fall Mixer" tour hit NYC on Wednesday night (11/17) at Brooklyn Steel, the first of two shows here. This tour has a novel conceit with both Hamilton and Kevin using the same backing band, which includes Cochemea Gastelum on flute and sax, with a little collaboration, too. They alternate headlining slots depending on the date and Wednesday's show had Kevin up first, and he had a surprise guest, his partner and Waxahatchee leader Katie Crutchfield, for the first three songs. Tour opener Jess Williamson joined for two of those, "Campfire" and "Sundowner."
Jess also joined Hamilton for most of his set, which was a mix of songs from last year's The Loves Of Your Life and his 2016 album with Rostam. For the single "A 1000 Times," Kevin, Katie and Jess surprised Hamilton by running out on stage to provide backing vocals.