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2017 ATCW Group Highlights

The thing I hate most about Facebook as a host for our group is that the now thousands of posts are presented linearly – no feature to allow the user to group posts by topic (e.g., as one would in a discussion forum), to create a chain/thread of related posts, or to easily/quickly access posts … Continue reading

Chris with Pat MacDonald in Europe (Winter 1999)

    I was pleasantly surprised when, viewing files Hiroshi Suda had sent me of 1999-02-05 (Quasimodo’s, Berlin),  I came across a video of Chris and Pat MacDonald singing Dylan’s “Billy” – still brings a smile!  Today I ran across some additional audio files of that duet plus of Pat’s solo performance.  I’m sharing them … Continue reading

The Barcus Berry 2522 Hi-Tek: Chris’ Guitar Pick-up of Choice

Many thanks to Andi Lechner for writing this post about one of Chris Whitley’s signature pieces of gear.  Andi is a musician (singer-songwriter) based in Austria, where he fronts his band (Ghost and the Machine) playing resonator guitars. ======================== NOTE: This article should just provide information about the pick-ups that Chris used on his Nationals. … Continue reading

“Hellhound on My Trail”: Chris at the Robert Johnson Tribute

  In Cleveland last fall, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame held a tribute to blues guitarist Robert Johnson. Of the renowned blues, pop, folk and jazz performers at two concerts that weekend, Chris Whitley was the only discernible musical and spiritual link to the fabled bluesman. The powers that be could have scrapped … Continue reading

Chris and the Vast Combo at the Go! Room (Carrboro, NC 2003/04/15)

This is the second set only:   Taped by Joel Keller.