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Katie has written 50 posts for All Things Chris Whitley

Bliss to Breakdown: Chris and Hiroshi

Bliss to Breakdown is a previously unreleased track included on  Long Way Around: An Anthology.  That album, compiled by Danny Kadar, includes the only known version of this song: a demo recorded by David Kahne in 1992 at The Hit Factory in NYC and edited and mixed by Kadar in 2002.   Lyrics: I got … Continue reading

Terra Incognita Media

Articles People Magazine review Chris Whitley bounces from genre to genre Chris Whitley covers a lot of territory (Double Door May 1997) Chris Whitley flies high again CW: Convalescence and Guitari-tecture CW mixes blues, complex personality CW readily journeying into Terra Incognita Songs blue at heart, but not quite the blues Rockin’ to the last … Continue reading

Liberation or Death Bootlegs

Just because a great song is worth listening to in its many versions! Save

Hotel Vast Horizon Media

Articles Chris Whitley:  Cultural Asylum (The Brooklyn Rail) A Category All His Own (NOLA Times-Picayune) Someday, Someway (Seattle Weekly) Chris Whitley:  Anything but traditional The Vast Horizons of Chris Whitley Chris Whitley’s New Horizons (Harp June/July 2003) Chris Whitley:  Troubadour Nosferatu (Boston Phoenix) Expanding Horizons (The San Diego Union-Tribune) Musical Wanderlust (The Buffalo News) Chris … Continue reading

Dirt Floor Media

Articles A jagged presentation of jagged subject matter After big debut, Chris Whitley tries to `rebuild’ with new album `Dirt Floor’ Barn in the USA Bigger label isn’t always better Bluesy blooey Whitley’s acoustic cornicopia proves too much for his amplifiers – twice Not quite the usual blues Chris Whitley – Dirt Floor Chris Whitley … Continue reading

Quick Guide for New ATCW Group Members

Related Links Bootlegs here  In 2013, the group began uploading audio files of concerts to the Live Music Archive.  The Chris Whitley Collection now hosts over 50 downloadable bootlegs. Blog posts and other goodies here  The ATCW blog, a companion to the ATCW FB group, provides “articles” on various CW topics, hosts content (e.g., rare … Continue reading

Pint of Lotion

Thanks to Stefan Thomas Lien for calling this one to my attention.  Turns out that the PoL on the Big Sky Country compilation CD is NOT the same as the one on the earlier Poison Girl CD.  Here are both tracks, plus a video of Chris playing PoL at Ohne Filter and another of my … Continue reading

Din of Ecstasy Media

Listen to a live version of “Liberation or Death”     Articles The Jagged Edge : Chris Whitley’s raw, ever-changing style defies categories. On his new album, ‘Din of Ecstasy,’ the reluctant bluesman dives into recent inner struggles. Live Shots: Chris Whitley, Antone’s July 6, 1995 Chris Whitley: Upbeat and in Your Face at Dragonfly … Continue reading

LWTL Media

Articles Chris Whitley Lives with the Law (OffBeat, 1991-11-01) Chris Whitley Interviewed: The Man Living with the Lore (Elsewhere) The New Troubadours (Time Magazine 1991-08-12)  (Also here) Of Empty Skies, Small Towns and Two-Lane Roads (NY Times, 1991-07-14)   (Also here) Sound and Style of the ’60s (NY Times 1992-01-21)  (Also here) Chris Whitley: His Moody … Continue reading

Knitting Facory 1997-07-19 Playlist

This concert contains a Chris & Trixie duet on Automatic (although not the acoustic one featured on Wouldn’t It Be Beautiful ).  Cool Wooden Crosses was track 10 (between Know and LWTL) but is missing here.  Not sure if the attached photo is from this concert or from one of the many others Chris played … Continue reading