The Late Movies: Black Cab Sessions

Ransom Riggs

The Black Cab Sessions are a series of lo-fi, one-take performances by notable musicians, filmed for an internet audience in the back of black cabs as they ply the busy streets of London. It's a strangely intimate venue, an unconventional setting that's produced some remarkable performances. Here are some of our favorites.

Fleet Foxes

Lead singer Robin Pecknold finger-picks his guitar and sings a truly nice tune, despite a bumpy ride.

Brian Wilson

He sings "Lucky Old Sun" and "California Girls."


Britt Daniel from Spoon sings "I Summon You."

Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab in a Black Cab -- inevitable, perhaps. This is "No Sunlight."

Daniel Johnston

Always thoroughly charming, Daniel Johnston sings "Grievances."

My Morning Jacket

This is "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream." Very nicely done. Anyone know what the heck that plastic keyboard thing Jim James is playing is called?

Damien Jurado

Damien and a friend sing "Last Rites" on their way to the Green Man Festival.