Your 2007 concert memories

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Your 2007 concert memories

Postby Gerry » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:04 pm

Your Top 5 favorite (non Patty) shows of 2007

Favorite opening act(s) from a 2007 show

Your least favorite show(s) of 2007

Most miles traveled one way from your home to a show

Favorite song(s) from a show you attended in 2007

Musician you saw in concert but never expected to

Musicians you want to see in concert in 2008

Show(s) you REALLY wanted to go to in 2007 but couldn't/didn't

And finally

Total number of shows you saw in 2007

Most shows you saw in a month

Most shows you saw in a week

Most shows you saw in a day
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Postby bivester » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:32 pm

Your Top 5 favorite (non Patty) shows of 2007
09/07/2007 - John Prine @ The Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
07/11/2007 - Ryan Adams @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
08/31/2007 - Over the Rhine @ Coney Island Moonlight Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
04/28/2007 - Over the Rhine @ 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH
04/20/2007 - Over the Rhine @ Ram's Head, Arlington, VA (my 100th OtR show :) )


Favorite opening act(s) from a 2007 show
Carrie Rodriguez (for Lucinda)

Your least favorite show(s) of 2007
N/A

Most miles traveled one way from your home to a show
approx 900 miles, Louisville to Annapolis via NYC (for OtR @ The Ram’s Head)

Favorite song(s) from a show you attended in 2007
Don’t Wait For Tom, Anything At All, Go Down Easy (OtR)
Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore (John Prine)
Get Yourself Another Fool (Patty)


Musician you saw in concert but never expected to
John Prine

Musicians you want to see in concert in 2008
Cat Power
Neko Case


Show(s) you REALLY wanted to go to in 2007 but couldn't/didn't
Costello & Dylan

And finally

Total number of shows you saw in 2007
38

Most shows you saw in a month
7 (April)

Most shows you saw in a week
4

Most shows you saw in a day
2
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"my year in music..."
04/19/2007 - Patty Griffin @ The Beacon, NYC
04/24/2007 - Carrie Rodriquez/Lucinda Williams @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
05/29/2007 - Charlie Louvin, Ryan Adams @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
06/01/2007 - John Butler Trio @ Headliners, Louisville, KY
06/20/2007 - Mieka Pauley @ The Pleasant Perk, Cincinnati, OH
06/25/2007 - Tim Easton/Carrie Rodriguez @ Jim Porter’s, Louisville, KY
07/11/2007 - Ryan Adams @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
07/25/2007 - Cowboy Junkies @ The Music Mill, Indianapolis, IN
08/15/2007 - Patty Griffin @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
08/31/2007 - Josh Rouse (w/OtR) @ Coney Island Moonlight Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
09/06/2007 - Alejandro Escovedo @ Headliners, Louisville, KY
09/07/2007 - John Prine @ The Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
10/01/2007 - Tim Easton/Mark Olson @ St. Francis, Louisville, KY
11/27/2007 – Cowboy Junkies @ 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH

Over the Rhine
02/02/2007 - WFPK Studio/Live Lunch, Louisville, KY
02/02/2007 – The Dame, Lexington, KY
03/16/2007 - Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, OH
03/17/2007 - Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, OH
04/20/2007 - Ram's Head, Arlington, VA
04/21/2007 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY (7:00PM)
04/21/2007 - Joe’s Pub, New York, NY (10:00 PM)
04/27/2007 - 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH
04/28/2007 - 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH
05/27/2007 - Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH
06/08/2007 - 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
08/09/2007 - Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
06/22/2007 - The 930 Listening Room, Louisville, KY
08/30/2007 - Joseph-Beth Bookstore, Cincinnati, OH
08/31/2007 - Coney Island Moonlight Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
09/01/2007 - The Dame, Lexington, KY
09/02/2007 - 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
10/05/2007 - Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN
10.12/2007 - Kentucky Center for the Arts (WFPK Live Lunch), Louisville, KY
11/17/2007 - Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, OH
12/11/2007 - The Belcourt – Nashville, TN
12/13/2007 - The Music Mill, Indianapolis, IN
12/15/2007 - The Taft, Cincinnati, OH
12/16/2007 - St. Elizabeth’s, Cincinnati, OH

i still feel like i left something out...
"well, i'll bet you can't pronounce 'b-a-n-g-o-r' correctly any better than i can say 'louisville'... " ~patty to me after the kentucky theatre show

"and i'm so twitterpated about bill, i just tuned the wrong guitar...i said twitterpated, that's what i said." ~karin bergquist @ cst | dayton (sat | 04.09.2005)

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Postby keith from ny » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:43 am

I compiled this list of all the concerts I attended in 2007 (including Patty's) for the Cowboy Junkies forum this morning, but I guess I can post it here too. I can't express how much I've enjoyed the company of my friends on PattyNet before, during and after many of the shows I've been to this year! :D


Live music is the closest thing I have to a religion, and I was fortunate to experience a fair amount of it in 2007. Assuming I didn't forget any, I attended 60 concerts in 2007 (not counting the double-headers separately) and I genuinely enjoyed every single one of them! It's hard for me to rank them, especially because the people and the circumstances associated with a show can't help but enter into my feelings about it, but as a year-end retrospective exercise I've tried to order them all from worst to best from a "quality of musical experience" perspective, albeit a very subjective one -- I'm sure anyone else sitting next to me at the same shows would rank them quite differently. I've noted where there are publicly available recordings of each show, although there may be others I'm not aware of (note that the links to archive.org may not load if their servers are busy). Bonus points for anyone who can identify the two shows in which I heard Larry Campbell sing Deep Elem Blues!

I'd like to take a moment here to acknowledge my beloved non-llama spouse, who is not a live music person, for attending three of these concerts with me and allowing me to go see the rest. I'm sure she often wishes I were into football or golf like most other husbands.

So here's my "concert countdown" for 2007...

60. Cowboy Junkies - Zankel Hall, NYC. A lackluster performance from the Junkies, at least partially a result of their frustration with the surprisingly inept sound crew in this basement venue of Carnegie Hall.

59. Steve Earle & Allison Moorer - The Blue Note, NYC. Two very enjoyable if mostly uninspiring acoustic sets from Mr. & Mrs. Earle at the well known NYC jazz club.

58. Cowboy Junkies - Tarrytown Music Hall, NYC. Margo was not feeling well and the sound in the front of the balcony was suprisingly awful. There were many rewarding moments nonetheless! What I could salvage of the performance is here.

57. Patty Griffin - World Café Live, Philadelphia PA. Very nice lunchtime show from Patty which was broadcast live on WXPN and included a beautiful post-broadcast solo performance of First Star.

56. Lucinda Williams - Brookhaven Amphitheater, Farmingville NY. A solid but less than inspired outdoor concert from Lucinda and her band that also featured Charlie Louvin.

55. Antje Duvekot - Uptown Café, Bronx NY. Antje had hardly slept for three days before this performance, and it sometimes showed! A very valiant and enjoyable show nonetheless.

54. Alternate Routes - Joe's Pub, NYC. A typically boisterous performance from my wife's cousin's wife's nephew's band, who are finally starting to get the attention they deserve.

53. Carrie Rodriguez - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton MA. A very nice acoustic performance from Carrie with Hans Holzen and Kyle Kegerreis. Unfortunately the sound was not very good, her electric mando was mixed too high and it was often hard to hear her vocals.

52. Antje Duvekot - Mo Pitkins, NYC. A very intimate and amiable show from Antje, and it was nice to see the turnout was considerably better than when I first saw her at this club a year earlier. There was a lot of noisy bleedthrough from the bar next to the performance room.

51. Patty Griffin - Alabama Theater, Birmingham AL. Inspired but somewhat abbreviated set from Patty as the headliner of Reg's Coffeehouse 10th Anniversary Show. The sound at the Alabama Theater was pretty muddy, even at 8th row orchestra center. No complaints about the company, however!

50. Anaïs Mitchell & Brazz Tree - Joe's Pub, NYC. Terrific co-bill for a wonderfully respectful audience. I went to see Anaïs, who did a short but magical set of 9 songs with her producer Michael Chorney on guitar, but was pleasantly surprised by the unique and eclectic jazz-rock of Brazz Tree. Hi-fi mp3s of Anaïs's set can be downloaded from my website here (I just love the baby eerily screaming during Cosmic American).

49. Over the Rhine - Highline Ballroom, NYC. Great performance rendered less enjoyable by the very chatty and inattentive crowd typical of this NYC club. My recording of the show is here.

48. Over the Rhine - Joe's Pub NYC (2 shows). Two short but very sweet sets at Joe's Pub. Both are on the live music archive, early and late (the early show sounds better).

47. Guy Clark & Slaid Cleaves - Boulton Center, Bay Shore NY. It was a thrill to finally see legendary songwriter Guy Clark perform right in my home town, and Slaid Cleaves (who I've seen twice before) also turned in a very strong set.

46. Cowboy Junkies - Concert Hall of SFEHC, NYC. Excellent show from the Junkies which was marred by the autistic intrusions of Random Clap & Whistle Man across the aisle. You can hear him and the band here.

45. Little Feat - Tarrytown Theater, Tarrytown NY. A rollicking 2-hour show that proved they are definitely not too old to rock 'n roll!

44. Over the Rhine - Ram's Head, Annapolis MD (October). Not as outstanding as their show at Ram's Head earlier in the year IMO, but a very good performance nonetheless. Recording here, unfortunately my position wasn't great and the recording reflects it.

43. Lucinda Williams - Orpheum Theater, Boston MA. A solid show from Lu and her band, which I attended with Roger the traveling Lucinda groupie. Unfortunately the sound and the view were not so great where we were sitting.

42. Kim Taylor - The Living Room, NYC (October). Kim was feeling a little under the weather for this show, but still turned in a great performance.

41. Nickel Creek & Fiona Apple - North Fork Theater, Westbury NY. This unlikely pairing resulted in a surprisingly excellent concert! Thanks to Adriana for the great seats.

40. Over the Rhine - 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville TN. Excellent show from OtR with an extended lineup, most of which was broadcast live on WRLT. Also the happy occasion of finally meeting Lisa from Louisville.

39. Derek Trucks Band - Paramount Theater, Peekskill NY. A hard-rockin' show from guitarist extraordinaire Derek Trucks and his first-rate band. You can hear what it sounded like from the front of the balcony here.

38. Over the Rhine - Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO. A very special performance by the band at the wedding reception of my friends Brandon and Janelle, who first met on the OtR forum. I was privileged to be invited to this beautiful event with my wife Karen and to record the concert for the bride and groom.

37. Patty Griffin - Paramount Theater, Peekskill NY. Amazing show that featured an almost obscene hip-wiggling performance by Patty and guitarist Doug Lancio on Love Throw a Line. Would have ranked higher but the sound wasn't great right in front of Doug's monitor in the first row.

36. Carrie Rodriguez & Tim Easton - Union Hall, Brooklyn NY. Two excellent sets. Tim was hilarious and Carrie was... well, totally hot! Unfortunately her set was marred by some overly enthusiastic pounding by her inebriated drummer in the tiny basement venue.

35. Lucy Kaplansky - NY Museum of Tibetan Art, NYC. Thanks to my frequent NYC concert companion Arlene for inviting me to this completely unamplified performance, the first time I've seen Lucy live. A great musician and also a great storyteller!

34. KT Tunstall - Prince George Ballroom, NYC. An excellent Artists Den concert that I was very grateful to be invited to! PattyPal® Nicole and I were in the front row for this intimate show promoting KT's new album Drastic Fantastic.

33. Vladimir Feldsman - Tilles Center, Brookville NY. This solo piano concert featured a heart-breaking performance of Beethoven's op. 110 sonata and Mussorgsky's ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition.

32. New Pornographers - Webster Hall, NYC. An immensely entertaining high-energy show from these Vancouver champions of power pop. Highlights included a lovely vocal performance from Neko on Challengers.

31. Kim Taylor - The Living Room, NYC (June). A short but typically intense set from Kim Taylor with Jimi Zhivago and Blake Fleming backing her up. Check it out here.

30. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Highline Ballroom, NYC. My son Chris and I were literally blown away by Grace and her band, who obviously understood how to deal with the aggressively chatty crowd at this NYC club -- namely, turn the amps up to 11 and just drown them out! This woman can really belt it out, my recording is here.

29. Over the Rhine - The Dame, Lexington KY. This was the second of three shows I attended featuring an expanded band lineup for the release of OtR's new CD The Trumpet Child. You can listen to my soundboard recording here.

28. Anaïs Mitchell - The Gathering Place, Glastonbury CT. A warm and memorable winter concert in the beautiful home of Jim & Patti Cole, who graciously allowed me to record the show. Definitely worth the 3-hour drive each way to be part of it! I listen to this one pretty regularly.

27. Hot Tuna - North Fork Theater, Westbury NY. This was the first time I'd seen Jorma & Jack since the 70s, and they and their band turned in a great show!

26. Cowboy Junkies - Joe's Pub, NYC. A short but very sweet set from the Junkies at this NYC cabaret, recording here.

25. John Prine & Patty Griffin - Mannheim Center, Philadelphia PA. Great performances from both artists, and Patty made a lot of new fans among the people who came to see Prine. The two of them turned in a hilarious duet on In Spite Of Ourselves. This show would have ranked higher if not for a very loud and obnoxious group of Prine fans sitting behind us.

24. Phil Lesh & Friends - Nokia Theater, NYC. Strangely enough, this was the first time I'd ever seen Phil & Friends (and also my first experience being part of a full-fledged tapers' section) and they rocked the house. I attended the 11/8 performance, which was toward the end of a marathon string of shows by the band at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. A great-sounding 4-mic recording of the evening was captured by NYC taper Dan Lynch who borrowed my Edirol 4-channel recorder for the occasion, you can download it from here. (take a look around Dan's site while you're there, he offers lots of great NY area shows he's recorded for download free of charge!)

23. Béla Fleck & the Flecktones - Brookhaven Amphitheater, Farmingville NY. Great outdoor show on Labor Day that my son Chris and I had 6th-row tickets for. First time I've seen these guys since 2005, and they were as amazing as ever! Great recording of their set along with opener Keller Williams here.

22. Iris DeMent - B.B. King's Blues Club, NYC. I finally had an opportunity to see Iris, who rarely tours nowadays. She was backed by John Prine's first-rate sidemen Jason Wilber (who warmed up) and Dave Jacques. A heartwarming show enhanced by Iris's ironic and occasionally prickly sense of humor.

21. Patty Griffin - Beacon Theater, NYC. An outstanding performance from Patty in front of a boisterous NYC crowd, which I attended with a bunch of my PattyPals® and OtR friends.

20. Derek Trucks Band - McLain Auditorium, Mamaroneck NY. A killer show from Derek and his band in the surprisingly excellent-sounding auditorium of Mamaroneck High School. These guys can really cook! I got a very nice recording of this show which can be downloaded from here.

19. Vienna Teng - Boulton Center, Bay Shore NY. A spellbinding introduction to Vienna's music in a great-sounding theater just a mile from my home. You can hear an incredible soundboard recording of this exceptional concert (except the first song) here.

18. Antje Duvekot & Anaïs Mitchell - University Café, Stony Brook NY. A wonderful double bill from two of my favorite folk artists. They both did outstanding sets and also turned in a spine-tingling duet on Leonard Cohen's Famous Blue Raincoat.

17. B.B. King - B.B. King's Blues Club, NYC. My son Stephen gave me tickets for this show last Christmas, and in March we went to finally see this legend play at his NYC nightclub. We were not disappointed!

16. Teddy Thompson & Friends - Highline Ballroom, NYC. A magical Christmas show to benefit the refugees of Darfour that featured Teddy's sister Kamila and girlfriend Jenni Muldaur as well as Tift Merritt, Ben Lee, Neal Casals, Rufus Wainwright, Sonya Kitchell and Christina Courtin. Linda and Zach Thompson also contributed with poetry and background vocals. A beautiful evening!

15. Cowboy Junkies - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton MA (2 shows). This was the third time I've seen the Junkies turn in outstanding double-headers at the Iron Horse, and it was great to once again see a number of fellow llamas there. I thought the late show was especially outstanding. Recordings here and here.

14. Neko Case - Central Park, NYC. I took the afternoon off from work to get in line early and stand right in front of the stage for this wonderful free show at Summerstage. Neko and her sidekick Kelly Hogan were particularly hilarious this evening.

13. Lucinda Williams - Town Hall, NYC. This concert included a complete performance of Lucinda's self-titled album, including beautiful renditions of several songs she rarely does any more. That set can be ordered from Lucinda Williams' website here. The amazing second set featured show-stopping performances by guest performers David Byrne and David Johannson!

12. Ryan Adams - Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC. Ryan Adams and his band turned in a glorious marathon performance on Halloween Night which included a couple of great jams. There's an excellent audience recording available here. I patched into the board and was able to get a very nice matrix recording myself, but Ryan's management asked me not to distribute it because they're making a concert DVD of the show -- something to look forward to!

11. Over the Rhine - Ram's Head, Annapolis MD (April). This was Bill Ivester's 100th OtR show, and I still haven't forgiven myself for blowing the opportunity to record it. An outstanding performance enjoyed with good friends and my son Chris in one of my favorite venues.

10. Cowboy Junkies - IMAC Theater, Huntington NY. An awesome two-set show from the Junkies in an intimate venue just 12 miles from my home. You can download a zipped file of hi-fi mp3s from http://www.tapers.org/zips/cj2007-11-24.mp3f.zip .

9. Patty Griffin - Hart Theater, Albany NY. My Maui pal Michelle and I were 4th row center for this exceptional show at the acoustically outstanding Hart Theater in The Egg. The audience was quiet and the sound was incredible.

8. Over the Rhine - Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington IN. A fantastic show on the occasion of Karin & Linford's 11th wedding anniversary (as well as Anna Belle's bachelorette party). I was able to plug into the soundboard thanks to their engineer Dave Foreman and captured a very nice matrix recording which you can check out here.

7. Shanghai Quartet - Tilles Center, Brookville NY. An awe-inspiring performance of Schubert's exquisite C-major String Quintet, which he composed near the end of his tragically short life. I was literally in tears.

6. Cowboy Junkies - Whitaker Center, Harrisburg PA. My favorite of all the Cowboy Junkies concerts I attended this year. This show included a full acoustic set to kick off the evening, and the performance and the sound were flawless. Recording here.

5. Neko Case - Allen Room, NYC (2 shows). Two magnificent shows by Neko and her band as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series in a visually and acoustically breathtaking venue overlooking Central Park.

4. Patty Griffin - Lizard Lounge, Boston MA. An amazing promotional show by Patty & band in a tiny Cambridge club to preview her new album. I sat at a table about 10 feet away from her (in fact if you look closely you can see me clapping & stomping at far left in this youtube video).

3. Over the Rhine - Moonlite Gardens, Cincinnati OH. The CD release party for The Trumpet Child on a beautiful summer evening in a great outdoor venue, enjoyed with many friends I don't see as often as I'd like. The usual 4-piece band was joined by TTC producer Brad Jones on guitar, Fats Kaplan on fiddle and pedal steel, and Molly Felder on vocals. A magical evening, an excellent matrix recording by Shawn Fenton can be downloaded from here.

2. Patty Griffin & Allison Moorer - Angel Orensanz, NYC. This was the CD release concert for Children Running Through sponsored by The Artists Den, staged in probably the most beautiful venue I've ever seen and featuring gorgeous string arrangements on several songs as well as an unforgettable solo performance of You Never Get What You Want. I was very lucky to be invited by my friend Arlene who won two tickets by lottery for the concert, which was filmed for this recently released DVD.

1. Levon Helm Band & Ollabelle - Hart Theater, Albany NY. I couldn't find anyone to go with me to this show, but it was well worth the long, lonely drive to Albany and back to marvel slack-jawed at this marathon performance from the 2nd row of the acoustically magnificent Hart Theater in The Egg. Levon and his sensational 10-piece band served up an incredible tour of Americana, performing blues, country, bluegrass and straight-up rock 'n roll with equal proficiency and exuberance. I left happy and exhausted!

(I just remembered I also saw Dar Williams & Sonya Kitchell at Joe's Pub, but there's no way I'm renumbering all this! Image Good show but I'd rank it somewhere toward the bottom.)


To answer Gerry's other questions:

Favorite opening act(s) from a 2007 show: That would be Patty!

Most miles traveled one way from your home to a show: 900 miles for Patty in Birmingham, followed by 700 or so for Over the Rhine in Bloomington, IN. I also traveled 1100 miles to be at a wedding Over the Rhine played for in Kansas City, but I don't think that really counts.

Favorite song(s) from a show you attended in 2007: too hard to choose

Musician you saw in concert but never expected to: David Byrne (making a guest appearance at Lucinda's self-titled show in NYC)

Musicians you want to see in concert in 2008: Cat Power, Alejandro Escovedo, Tift Merritt, Kris Delmhorst, Wilco, Eliza Gilkyson

Show(s) you REALLY wanted to go to in 2007 but couldn't/didn't; Cat Power, Alejandro Escovedo, Tift Merritt, Kris Delmhorst, Wilco

Most shows you saw in a month: 13 (April)

Most shows you saw in a week: 5

Most shows you saw in a day: 2
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Postby bivester » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:22 am

keith from ny wrote: Assuming I didn't forget any, I attended 60 concerts in 2007


bowing towards long island.

with "only" 38 shows under my belt this year, there were many times that i said "i'm gettin' to old for this rock 'n roll lifestyle"... and you're even older than me! :wink: :D
"well, i'll bet you can't pronounce 'b-a-n-g-o-r' correctly any better than i can say 'louisville'... " ~patty to me after the kentucky theatre show

"and i'm so twitterpated about bill, i just tuned the wrong guitar...i said twitterpated, that's what i said." ~karin bergquist @ cst | dayton (sat | 04.09.2005)

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"well, i'll bet you can't pronounce 'b-a-n-g-o-r' correctly any better than i can say 'louisville'... " ~patty to me after the kentucky theatre show

"and i'm so twitterpated about bill, i just tuned the wrong guitar...i said twitterpated, that's what i said." ~karin bergquist @ cst | dayton (sat | 04.09.2005)

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Re: Your 2007 concert memories

Postby beforesunrise » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:47 am

(Bill and Keith, I want to be like you when I grow up!)

here is my little list. it's been my overall best year for concerts so far.

Top 5 favorite (non Patty) shows of 2007
Dave Rawlings Machine
Gillian Welch
B.B. King
Neko Case
The Decemberists and Andrew Bird

Favorite opening act(s) from a 2007 show
not counting Gillian Welch as the opener for Bright Eyes (how crazy is that, btw?), Ferraby Lionheart. he opened at Eleni Mandell's record release show, which was my introduction to his music. after that I went to hear him whenever he was playing in town. some of them were shows he was opening for other bands. I've come across several artists by following opening acts. my favorite headlining band/artist that I didn't expressly go to see was Richard Hawley.

Your least favorite show(s) of 2007
n/a

Most miles traveled one way from your home to a show
30-odd miles to Malibu

Favorite song(s) from a show you attended in 2007
(in no particular order and for various reasons)
Eleni Mandell - Needle and Thread
Eleni Mandell - Snake Song
Ferraby Lionheart - Pure Imagination
Ferraby Lionheart - The Fighter
Ferraby Lionheart - Before We're Dead
Ferraby Lionheart - Tickets to Crickets
Neko Case - Set Out Running
Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On
Gillian Welch - Knuckleball Catcher
Gillian Welch - Throw Me A Rope
Gillian Welch - Jackson
Dave Rawlings Machine - I Hear Them All
Dave Rawlings Machine - Knuckleball Catcher
Dave Rawlings Machine - Throw Me A Rope
Dave Rawlings Machine - Queen Jane Approximately
Dave Rawlings Machine - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Andrew Bird - Armchairs
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife part 1
The Decemberists - Los Angeles, I'm Yours
Over the Rhine - Don't Wait For Tom
Over the Rhine - Orphan Girl
Over the Rhine - The Trumpet Child
Buddy - Westgate

Musician you saw in concert but never expected to
Porter Wagoner, Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart, and Billy Bob Thornton (all special guests of Neko Case.) I hadn't even heard of Porter Wagoner or Marty Stuart before and was only familiar with Dwight Yoakam's name. wasn't aware that Billy Bob Thornton did music.

Musicians you want to see in concert in 2008
I don't have any concerts lined up yet. it would be a good year if I could see Patty Griffin, Over the Rhine, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings again. and if I am still in this area, I would see Eleni Mandell and Ferraby Lionheart as often as possible. someday I hope to see Tom Waits. I'm not holding my breath though. I'd love to see Kim Taylor again. might have to plan a trip to Ohio for that though.

Show(s) you REALLY wanted to go to in 2007 but couldn't/didn't
Neko Case at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Emmylou Harris at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center.

And finally

Total number of shows you saw in 2007
16

1. B.B. King w/ Henry Butler 1/6/07 (Sat) Hollywood, Kodak Theatre
2. Eleni Mandell w/ Charlie Wadhams and the Harmony Boys and Ferraby Lionheart 2/8/07 (Thu) at the Echo, Los Angeles,
3. Patty Griffin 2/13/07 (Tue) at the Hotel Cafe, Hollywood
4. Neko Case w/ Eric Bachmann and special guests Porter Wagoner, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, and Billy Bob Thornton 2/17/07 (Sat) at the Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood
5. Ferraby Lionheart w/ Erin Armstrong 4/15/07 (Sun) at Tangier, Los Feliz
6. David Larring, Rie Sinclair, Tim Myers, Ron Sexsmith, and Michael Miller 4/18/07 (Wed) at Hotel Cafe, Hollywood
7. Adrian St. John 4/28/07 (Sat) at Synergy Cafe, Culver City
8. Eleni Mandell / Erin McKeown / Melissa Ferrick 5/4/07 (Fri) at Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu
9. Gillian Welch and Bright Eyes 5/6/07 (Sun) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
10. Eleni Mandell w/ Ferraby Lionheart, Buddy, and Great Lake Swimmers 6/20/07 (Wed) at Hotel Cafe, Hollywood
11. The Decemberists w/ the LA Philharmonic, Andrew Bird, and Band of Horses 7/7/07 (Sat) at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
12. Ferraby Lionheart, Fionn Regan, The Sweet Hurt, and James Bowers 8/7/07 (Tue) at the Hotel Cafe, Hollywood
13. Mezzanine Owls, Ferraby Lionheart, and The Brunettes, 9/13/07 (Thu) at the Troubadour, West Hollywood
14. Over the Rhine w/ Griffin House 9/21/07 (Fri) at the Knitting Factory, Hollywood
15. Dave Rawlings Machine 10/4/07 (Thu) at Tangier, Los Feliz
16. Richard Hawley w/ Ferraby Lionheart 12/13/07 (Thu) at the Troubadour, West Hollywood

Most shows you saw in a month
tied: 3 in February and 3 in April

Most shows you saw in a week
2, but the 3 I saw in February were within 10 days of each other

Most shows you saw in a day
one. but I did go to a comedy show (Mary Lynn Rajskub of 24) right before a concert.

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Re: Your 2007 concert memories

Postby bivester » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:56 am

beforesunrise wrote:(Bill and Keith, I want to be like you when I grow up!)

that's easy, just don't "grow up." :P seriously, i know people that are half our age, that act twice as old. :wink:

and i just remembered a couple more, the first two...

01/30/2007 - Kim Taylor & The Last Town Chorus @ The Phoenix Hill Tavern, Louisville, KY
03/26/2007 - Jorma Kaukonen & David Bromberg @ Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, KY

04/19/2007 - Patty Griffin @ The Beacon, NYC
04/24/2007 - Carrie Rodriquez/Lucinda Williams @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
05/29/2007 - Charlie Louvin, Ryan Adams @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
06/01/2007 - John Butler Trio @ Headliners, Louisville, KY
06/20/2007 - Mieka Pauley @ The Pleasant Perk, Cincinnati, OH
07/11/2007 - Ryan Adams @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
07/25/2007 - Cowboy Junkies @ The Music Mill, Indianapolis, IN
06/25/2007 - Tim Easton/Carrie Rodriguez @ Jim Porter’s, Louisville, KY
08/15/2007 - Patty Griffin @ The Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY
08/31/2007 - Josh Rouse (w/OtR) @ Coney Island Moonlight Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
09/06/2007 - Alejandro Escovedo @ Headliners, Louisville, KY
09/07/2007 - John Prine @ The Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
10/01/2007 - Tim Easton/Mark Olson @ St. Francis, Louisville, KY
11/27/2007 – Cowboy Junkies @ 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH

Over the Rhine
02/02/2007 - WFPK Studio/Live Lunch, Louisville, KY
02/02/2007 – The Dame, Lexington, KY
03/16/2007 - Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, OH
03/17/2007 - Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, OH
04/20/2007 - Ram's Head, Arlington, VA
04/21/2007 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY (7:00PM)
04/21/2007 - Joe’s Pub, New York, NY (10:00 PM)
04/27/2007 - 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH
04/28/2007 - 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH
05/27/2007 - Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH
06/08/2007 - 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
08/09/2007 - Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
06/22/2007 - The 930 Listening Room, Louisville, KY
08/30/2007 - Joseph-Beth Bookstore, Cincinnati, OH
08/31/2007 - Coney Island Moonlight Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
09/01/2007 - The Dame, Lexington, KY
09/02/2007 - 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
10/05/2007 - Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN
10.12/2007 - Kentucky Center for the Arts (WFPK Live Lunch), Louisville, KY
11/17/2007 - Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, OH
12/11/2007 - The Belcourt – Nashville, TN
12/13/2007 - The Music Mill, Indianapolis, IN
12/15/2007 - The Taft, Cincinnati, OH
12/16/2007 - St. Elizabeth’s, Cincinnati, OH

now @ 40
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"and i'm so twitterpated about bill, i just tuned the wrong guitar...i said twitterpated, that's what i said." ~karin bergquist @ cst | dayton (sat | 04.09.2005)

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Postby bivester » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:09 pm

bivester wrote:Musicians you want to see in concert in 2008
Cat Power
Neko Case

just scored tickets to see cat power @ the vic in chicago on 2/10!

one down, neko to go.
"well, i'll bet you can't pronounce 'b-a-n-g-o-r' correctly any better than i can say 'louisville'... " ~patty to me after the kentucky theatre show

"and i'm so twitterpated about bill, i just tuned the wrong guitar...i said twitterpated, that's what i said." ~karin bergquist @ cst | dayton (sat | 04.09.2005)

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Re: Your 2007 concert memories

Postby Ian » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:34 pm

Your Top 5 favorite (non Patty) shows of 2007

Kate Rusby - Theatr Hafren, Newtown
Cara Dillon - The Met, Bury
Carrie Rodriguez - Biddulph Town Hall, Stoke on Trent
The Redland Palamino Company - Telford Warehouse, Chester
Amy Wadge - The Madhouse, Nr Derby



Favorite opening act(s) from a 2007 show

Jess Gardham (Supporting Waking the Witch)


Your least favorite show(s) of 2007

Lucy Kaplanski/Sam Baker (sorry but this was a wrist slasher of an evening)
St. Agnes Fountain. I, love them but the venue was so bad that I walked out of the show at the interval (hard to believe huh?)


Most miles traveled one way from your home to a show

85 miles


Favorite song(s) from a show you attended in 2007

Winter song (Lindisfarne cover by Kellie While)
Blooming Heather (Kate Rusby)



Musicians you want to see in concert in 2008

Patty, Eliza Gilkyson, Christine Collister (after her sabbatical) and Mindy Smith (she will be mine, oh yes....)


Show(s) you REALLY wanted to go to in 2007 but couldn't/didn't

Mindy Smith (after she cancelled her appearance at Celtic Connections)



And finally

Total number of shows you saw in 2007

Somewhere around 20 but I can't be bothered to count them
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Postby Gerry » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:31 pm

Your Top 5 favorite (non Patty) shows of 2007

Richard Thompson - it was the first time I'd seen Richard with a band. He played electric and acoustic and he basically blew the roof off the place. My ears are still ringing!!

Lucinda Williams - as Keith stated, her shows at Town Hall in NYC were legendary for the songs she rarely plays and for the special guests she had in the second hour. I was lucky to go to two shows of her five night run.

Loreena Mckennitt- I had seen her early in April but was not as familiar with her new CD as when I saw her in October with KarenL, her friend and her Mom. It was a magical show, she seemed very relaxed and audience was very happy to have her there in a beautiful theater in Providence, RI.

Jonatha Brooke - Jonatha did two shows in one evening at the Tupelo music hall in New Hampshire. KarenL and I won't forget that night, she was stunning and sang most all the songs we would have wanted to hear had we created the setlist. =)

Dar Williams - Dar is always a pleasure for me to see. I enjoy her stories between songs.


Favorite opening act(s)
Eilen Jewell (opened for Loretta Lynn)
Trina Hamlin (opened for Susan Werner)
Liam Finn (opened for Crowded house)


Your least favorite show(s) of 2007
Eliza Gilkyson (sorry if people are fans out there, but I just didn't enjoy the songs, nothing really clicked)

Sinead O'Connor (I saw her in NYC and I was sad to hear her voice was shot that night, she was in a good mood, but seemed to be going thru the motions.)


Most miles traveled one way from your home to a show
191 from home to New Hampshire to see Jonatha Brooke (thanks Karen!!)

Musician you saw in concert but never expected to
Loretta Lynn! The White Stripes, Crowded House, Billy Bragg

Musicians you want to see in concert in 2008
Joan Baez, kd Lang, Kris Delmhorst, Over the Rhine, Barbara Kessler, Iris Dement, Kate Campbell

Show(s) you REALLY wanted to go to in 2007 but couldn't/didn't
Patty at the Lizard Lounge show...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
Ani Difranco, Steve Earle, Over the Rhine, Feist,

Total number of shows you saw in 2007
Over 50

Most shows you saw in a month
9

Most shows you saw in a week
4

Most shows you saw in a day
2
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Postby Arlene » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:33 pm

Your Top 5 favorite (non Patty) shows of 2007
sort of cheating by listing festivals as one show but...:

(1) Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in S.F.: the artists I saw there included Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, John Prine, Neko Case with T Bone Burnett, Nick Lowe, Jeff Tweedy, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Guy Clark w/Verlon Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jorma Kaukonan, Box Scaggs, Jim Lauderdale, Kane, Welch & Kaplan, Chris Smither, David Olney, and Charlie Louvin.

(2) Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO.: the artists I saw there included Emmylou Harris, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Los Lobos, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn with The Sparrow Quartet, John Cowan, Crooked Still, Dougie MacLean, Chris Thile, Tony Rice, Peter Rowan and Jackie Green.

(3) Lucinda Williams at Town Hall in NYC with special guests David Byrne and David Johannson, as well as Jim Lauderdale-- Lucinda sang her entire self-titled CD during the first half, telling stories about writing the songs on it, and then was joined by the Davids in the second half.

(4) Steve Earle and Allison Moorer at Town Hall in NYC-- Steve performed almost entirely solo acoustic with a vengence except on those songs when Allison joined him for harmony or duet vocals. He was previewing the new album which was being released that week. I've NEVER seen him perform in such a good mood but his biting sense of humor was intact. If I didn't know better, I'd almost think he seemed happy.

(5) Teddy Thompson & Friends - Highline Ballroom, NYC. A magical Christmas show to benefit the refugees of Darfour that featured Teddy's sister Kamila and girlfriend Jenni Muldaur as well as Tift Merritt, Ben Lee, Neal Casals, Rufus Wainwright, Sonya Kitchell and Christina Courtin. Linda Thompson also sang some background vocals.

Favorite opening act(s) from a 2007 show Gillian Welch and David Rawlings for Bright Eyes, Allison Moorer for Steve Earle, and Allen Toussaint for Patty.

Your least favorite show(s) of 2007: Not sure-- I thought the set I saw by Chris Thile at Telluride was interminable. I know he's a virtuoso on the mandolin but his singing is annoying and he just seems SO full of himself.

Most miles traveled one way from your home to a show 2582 miles (from NYC to San Francisco for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival.)

Favorite song(s) from a show you attended in 2007 The single most magical number I heard live in 2007 was in Telluride when in the middle of a great, rousing acoustic set by Counting Crows, Adam Duritz brought out a special guest he'd met that afternoon-- Emmylou Harris-- and dueted with her on an awesome version of "Return of the Greivous Angel." When she left the stage, he had this adorable beaming grin on his face and said: "That's the coolest thing I've ever done in my life. I can die happy now." She can harmonize well with almost anybody but their voices blended especially well together.

Some other great moments I'll treasure-- Hearing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings debut a cover of The Grateful Dead's "China Doll" in San Francisco; hearing Earl Scruggs perform the theme From "The Beverly Hillbillies"; and hearing Doc Watson play "Columbus Stockade Blues." One of my favorite songs is Guy Clark's "Dublin Blues" which has as a lyric: "

I have seen the David
I've seen the Mona Lisa too
And I have heard Doc Watson
Play Columbus Stockade Blues

I'm now three for three-- I'd done the first two but never before heard Doc Watson sing one of his best known and loved songs.

Musician you saw in concert but never expected to Charlie Louvin (I think I thought he was dead.)

Musicians you want to see in concert in 2008 The usual suspects-- and a full set by Neko Case. I can't believe I passed on the opportunity to see her in Central Park this year with Keith. What can I say?-- I'm a late, but recent convert.

Show(s) you REALLY wanted to go to in 2007 but couldn't/didn't Patty in Albany

Total number of shows you saw in 2007 Not sure, but if you count the festivals as one show each, around 25.
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