Old Town School of Folk Music
November 18, 2016
Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Robbie Gjersoe: Guitars and vocals
Butch Hancock: Guitar, harmonica, and vocals
Roland R-09HR in shirt pocket 3 seats from center, balcony front
row. With that big boomy room and knowing it was an acoustic show,
I set the bass cutoff to 200 Hz.
Third and last night of a brief midwestern tour. Along with the
tributes to Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt that they often perform,
they remembered Leon Russell and Leonard Cohen. It was a pretty
mellow show with moments of brilliance and some harmony work from
the four that was pretty gorgeous.
If you've downloaded my previous captures of these guys, you know
what a problem the levels of the chats can be. They really needed
help this time; sorry for any background noise. It was actually a
pretty sweet spot for the music, but their little conversational
turns will never not need help. Even during "Keeper of the
Mountain," Jimmie sings so soft that the harmonies from the other
three on the choruses start to drown him out. Whaddaya do?
This one's going out to the too-long-unseen joeyjay. Remember when
we'd all check DIME on Saturdays just after 10 to see if he'd
uploaded anything from these guys? Wherever you are, joeyjay, I
hope you're DFC.
Right Where I Belong
I Had My Hopes Up High
The Wind's Dominion
Waving my Heart Goodbye
Coal Black Hammer
Keeper of the Mountain
The Highway Is my Home
This Is The Shortest Song in the World
My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own
Snowing on Raton
Tower of Song
She Smiles Like a River
Thank God for the Road
Gimme a Ride to Heaven
See the Way
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