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Live at Martyrs’ Media

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Ray Quinn. owner of Martyrs’ in Chicago, where Live was recorded over three nights (August 12 -14) in 1999, posted this to the ATCW group:  “When we made that recording, Chris asked me what he should call it. I said: “Just call it Martyrs’ “. A couple months later, Kenny called to be sure it was okay that my name was mentioned on the recording and that the venue name was on the title of the record. I said of course, but be sure the apostrophe is after the s. I think they may have already made a run with the apostrophe before the s. That was later corrected. Messenger wanted to be sure everyone knew it was a live record. So they changed the name to Live at Martyrs‘.


Articles & Album Reviews

All Music Guide

‘Live at Martyrs’ Showcases Chris Whitley’s Talent, Guitar Domination

Whitley Lives Up to Live Show Buzz

Bluesy Blooey Whitley

Chris Whitley’s Road Less Traveled

Fantastic Damage -Review of Vast Combo in 2003, but with references to the 1999 shows

Several Short Reviews

WXRT Interview

Interviewed by a local Chicago radio station on August 13, 1999, Chris talks about his 3-show run at Martyrs’ and sings “Wild Country” and “Serve You.”  Note that on “Serve You,” Chris sings “migrant GEESE”! instead of “migrant wing” — really bad decision/mistake!  What possessed him to do that, I just can’t imagine ….


Most awesome CD artwork (from the Fargo release -Thanks to Koyl Noiseengineering for sharing!)

Martyr_Cover-outside smaller



2 thoughts on “Live at Martyrs’ Media

  1. the french cover (depicted above) is the best one.

    Posted by Stef Co | June 21, 2017, 4:51 am

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