As Flat as the Earth Playlist

Lyrics: Well I knew you'd return to the other side And the day began, I woke again and died If you don't come around I'll know what it's worth How deep is the ground? As flat as the earth Well I can't refrain from talking to myself On a crowded plane, where nothing seems to … Continue reading As Flat as the Earth Playlist

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 Bliss to Breakdown: Chris and Hiroshi

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 Quick Guide for New ATCW Group Members

Live at Martyrs’ Media

                Ray Quinn. owner of Martyrs' in Chicago, where Live was recorded over three nights (August 12 -14) in 1999, posted this to the ATCW group: When we made that recording, Chris asked me what he should call it.  I said: "Just call it Martyrs'."  A couple months … Continue reading Live at Martyrs’ Media

Perfect Day Media

Articles You can access about a dozen articles here.   Other Media ATCW Article:  Musical Influences & Covers-Perfect Day A-List Radio Interview 2000-09-27 Bootlegs from PD Tour Craig Street explains the recording set-up [Producing Hit Records by DJ Farinella]:   H/T to Hiroshi Suda for sharing this interview of Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin & … Continue reading Perfect Day Media

Jeff Miers, A generation’s lost voice (The Buffalo News, 2005-12-02)

Some of these things you just can't help taking personally, logic and reason be damned. No critic has ever been so objective as to fully avoid having a favorite, an artist who so fully encapsulates and expresses what that critic feels to be the zeitgeist, the tenor of the times, or at least, who so … Continue reading Jeff Miers, A generation’s lost voice (The Buffalo News, 2005-12-02)

ATCW Group Members’ Submissions

A genius gone way too soon by Jane Gallup I have so many memories of seeing Chris at various clubs and talking with him, but my favorite memory was seeing him play at this little club in Providence, RI on a Tuesday night, April 8th, 2003. I drove from Hartford alone to see him, not … Continue reading ATCW Group Members’ Submissions

Kelly Joe Phelps, “Handful of Arrows”

Play again, oh Tap on the board I could use a song here, now. Word unheard, none ever burned A room to set me in. Sing again, oh Throw another tale Walking out across our ground It's cold behind this cabin door That high tone light it right. Stomp down, oh Show them your hands. … Continue reading Kelly Joe Phelps, “Handful of Arrows”