Last night, as a part of his show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Jack White briefly, unexpectedly reunited The Raconteurs for the first time in three years.
After an hour-long set with his touring band comprised of songs from his solo albums Lazaretto and Blunderbuss as well as White Stripes favorites such as such as “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” White surprised the crowd by bringing out his Raconteurs bandmates Brendan Benson and Jack Lawrence to open his second set. Accompanied by Daru Jones, White’s touring drummer, the band played through “Salute Your Solution” and “Steady, As She Goes” from Consolers of the Lonely and Broken Boy Soldiers, respectively. Benson and Lawrence stuck around as White’s band retook the stage along with opener Loretta Lynn to play the White-Lynn duet “Portland, Oregon” from Lynn’s White-produced 2004 album Van Lear Rose.
White and his band finished the set and continue their tour with a show at Madison Square Garden on Friday, but the guest appearances by Lynn and The Raconteurs were a special treat for fans in White’s adopted hometown of Nashville.