Anders Osborne
Manny's Carwash
New York, NY

Original master recording: Neumann TLM-170(cardoid)->Sonosax SX-M2->Tascam DAP1(@16/48)

Transfer: DAT master playback on Sony R500->.flac file recorded on Sound Devices 722 digital input

Mastered: Soundforge Pro 10.0a - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Volume normalization, sample rate conversion 48khz to 44.1khz using iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter, then dithered back to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, High dither settings. Tracked in CDWav.

Set 1
1. tuning
2. Blame It On A Few
3. Pleasin' You
4. Pleasin' You (slight reprise)
5. Louisiana Rain
6. Burning On The Inside
7. Georgia Take Me Home
8. banter - band intros
9. I Don't Mind (?) ->
10. Ain't Gonna Stay For A Very Long Time (?)
11. setbreak announce

Set 2
1. tuning
2. Fine Line
3. Hell In Harlem
4. Darkness At The Bottom
5. banter - see if I can remember this one
6. Hearts Don't Live Here (?)
7. banter - been since High Sierra
8. Doin' Fine (?)
9. Had My Reasons ->
10. Tasteless
11. Ohio (Neil Young)
12. Oh Mama
13. Life Is Strange
14. Trippin' In Montana
15. thanks/encore break
16. See Line Woman ->
17. Jesus On The Mainline
18. outro

Anders Osborne - guitar, vocals
Theresa Andersson - vocals, violin, percussion
Kirk Joseph - sousaphone
Carlo Nuccio - drums
Marc McGrain - Trombone, Harmonica, Percussion

Recorded, mastered, and tracked (March 2010) by Scott Bernstein

Taper Notes:
For BARN23 I went wading out into the Bayou to come back with a classic recording of the first time I ever saw Anders Osborne perform live. At the time I'd heard "Favorite Son" (from his 1995 major label debut "Which Way To Here") on WFUV, the Fordham Univesity radio station that I listened to daily, and whose format "City Folk" Anders fit right into; and I'd also heard good things from my High Sierra friends (especially Eric Vandercar who'd dubbed me a copy of his High Sierra '96 set). Add to that the fact that he was playing the TINY (less than 200 people) and long-since-closed Manny's Carwash, which was only 3 blocks from my apartment (the only music venue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan!) at the time, so it didn't take much to get me out to the show. Since the place was so small, I was able to grab a nice spot up close, and you can really hear it on this recording. You'll think that Anders is playing in your living room (except for the occasional chatter).....

Onto the show -- this is a very very different Anders that we all know today. Back then he had his significant-other, Theresa Andersson in his band on fiddle and vocals, and instead of Tim Green on sax, he had a harmonica/trombone player. Kirk Joseph is the one holdover to his current band. You can hear only one or two occasional flashes of the guitar pyrotechnics that he's known for today, playing most songs in pretty straightforward manner (4-5 minute songs), but they are still great songs.....

The show was so great that I had no choice but to go back the 2nd night for more! Look for BARN24 which will be the 2nd night of this 2 night run.

I hope you enjoy!

A rundown of my previous BARN archival releases (all can be found on except as noted):
BARN1 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers at Bret & Joyce's wedding 9/17/05
BARN2 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (w/guest Warren Haynes for all of set 2) Wetlands 11/20/93
BARN3 - moe. Wetlands 7/8/95
BARN4 - Dan Bern Bottom Line 7/31/98 (late show)
BARN5 - moe. Birch Hill 10/31/96
BARN6 - moe. Maxwells 1/20/96
BARN7 - Dan Bern Central Park Summerstage 9/19/97
BARN8 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 8/1/98
BARN9 - moe. Bayou 4/5/97
BARN10 - moe. Irving Plaza 4/4/97
BARN11 - moe. AKA 9/7/95
BARN12 - Yolk AKA 9/7/95
BARN13 - Robert Walter/Johnny Vidacovich/James Singleton/Donald Harrison Preservation Hall 4/30/08
BARN14 - Phish Las Vegas, NV 10/31/98 (on
BARN15 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/16/97 (on - by request
BARN16 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/17/97 (on, includes orchestra set - by request
BARN17 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/4/96 (on - by request
BARN18 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/6/96 (on - by request
BARN19 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/7/96 (on - by request
BARN20 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/5/96 (on - by request
BARN21 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 6/24/93
BARN22 - Leftover Salmon, Wetlands, NYC 10/1/94
BARN23 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/5/1997