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David Lawson

Sep 11, 2000
Cincinnati, OH
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David Lawson
And here I thought I'd never get the chance to hear an Uncle Tupelo song live...
The entire set was played by Jay (with nothing but his guitars) and another guitarist (Mark Spencer) who moved to keyboards for a couple of tracks. I don't think more than half the set was Sebastopol tracks. There were a surprising number of songs from Wide Swing Tremolo (although "Strands" wasn't one of them, unfortunately), and (in my opinion) the highlight of the evening was "Still Be Around" from Still Feel Gone. If I had my choice, I would have liked "Whiskey Bottle" instead, but I'll take what I can get.
If you have or had any interest in Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, or Farrar's solo work, this isn't a show to be missed. I saw Son Volt live twice, and this show was far and away better than either one. Remaining dates:
Fri11/09/01 - Lexington, KY - Lynagh's*
Sat11/10/01 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern*
Sun11/11/01 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue*
Tue11/13/01 - Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub*
Wed11/14/01 - Champaign, IL - High Dive*
Fri11/16/01 - Chicago, IL - Park West*
Sat11/17/01 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant*
Thu11/29/01 - Milwaukee, WI - Miramar Theatre*
Fri11/30/01 - Madison, WI - Luther's Blues*
Sat12/01/01 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*

He obviously misinterpreted what it means to "be bullish."

Brian Bunn

Second Unit
Oct 26, 1998
I saw Son Volt play at The Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill NC some 4-5 years back and it was indeed a great show. Maybe Jay will book a date here during this tour...hope so. Come to think of it, he already played at the Rialto Theater here in Raleigh back on Oct 11 and I missed it...wasn't even aware he played there until a few weeks after the fact. Very sorry I missed it. I suppose he will not be coming back around here on the tour.
Jay Farrar's Sabastopol is outstanding. I have been listening to it exclusively for the last week since I picked it up.
It pays to keep up to date on the concert happenings in the area and I have been a little slack in doing so. Although I did catch Graham Parker w/ The Figgs at The Cat's Cradle a few weeks back. Very good show, but a bit shorter than I thought it would be considering the massive amount of material Parker can draw from.
As I type this I have checked up on the concert events happening in the coming weeks around here: Lucinda Williams plays here Nov 16 and Freedy Johnston plays here Nov 9...wait a minute...that's TONIGHT!! Well, looks like my plans have changed for this evening! Off to see Freedy!
Now if only WILCO would come around.
[Edited last by Brian Bunn on November 09, 2001 at 04:32 PM]

Mark Pfeiffer

Jun 27, 1999
Sadly I was unable to see him here last Saturday. I would have liked to have gone. Oh well, I'm seeing Bob Dylan tomorrow night.
Brian, go see Lucinda Williams. I saw her, with Kasey Chambers opening, this summer--sometimes it pays not to have friends with the same musical taste as I landed a seat in the 2nd row---and it was a terrific concert. She's coming around here at the end of the month, but I've used up any concert budget here for a little while.
Put me in the camp that is glad Jay is doing something a little different. The last Son Volt album didn't do a lot for me as I remember.
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