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Katie has written 47 posts for All Things Chris Whitley

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

Pigs Will Fly (playlist)

Given that this album is out of print and so difficult to find, I’ve decided to violate my no-posting-copyright-materials rule.  Chris’s songs on this album are so gorgeous that hearing these lo-res versions may inspire you to scour the interwebs to find the original CD soundtrack.  I should note that the album’s first track, the … Continue reading

Rocket House Media

Articles/Reviews Chris Whitley: Rocket House Rocket Man:  Chris Whitley takes off with his best record in a decade Blues with a Scratch Cowboy no more: Whitley rides in new directions Blues breaker: Chris Whitley’s ongoing battle against type Chris Whitley takes a new stand Adventurous, inviting: Chris Whitley’s new album takes a melodic turn Houston … Continue reading

Live at Martyrs Media

  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:  Most awesome CD … Continue reading