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Chris and Trixie sing “Alien”

FWIW:  Just made the connection re this photo and the rare bootleg of Chris and Trixie singing “Alien” at Brownie’s, NYC, 1996-07-16.     Thanks to Hiroshi Suda for sharing the bootleg.

The Evolution of “New Machine”

  An early performance of New Machine:   Recording (rehearsing?) New Machine at Sony Studios (NYC, NY)

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

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