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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

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

Three Rare Bootlegs

   Rain of Clay Based on the ATCW group discussion, this is an original CW composition – although possibly a jam in which Chris improvised the lyrics.  Interesting to note that all live performances of this song occurred in the the latter half of February 1992. Tivoli (Utrecht, Netherlands) 1992-02-18:  Batschkapp (Frankfurt Germany) 1992-02-24:  The … Continue reading

Chris ‘n’ Dougie play LWL/Din/Terra Songs at Antone’s (Austin, TX)

This is one of those bootlegs that is the stuff of legend.  Passed among fans as 1995-07-01, the exact date of the recording is uncertain.  If I remember correctly, Dougie said that he played junk scrounged from Antone’s basement because somebody had forgotten to rent a drum kit.  Interesting to hear him play this junk … Continue reading

… In the Foreground: Early Interview Segments

Many thanks to Hiroshi Suda for sharing these on the All Things Chris Whitley Facebook group.  Here’s Hiroshi’s scan of the track list: And a playlist of the interview segments: