Monday, May 26, 2008 ... 7:01 PM

From my personal stash: a Muxtape of Gillian Welch live tunes, including rare originals and covers. If you've never heard Gil do "Snowing On Raton," then my friend, you've never heard "Snowing On Raton."

I didn't edit out any of the stage banter, so you get the true live experience. Some of the banter is pretty good, such as the intro to "Dusty Boxcar Wall" and the banter following "Single Girl, Married Girl."

Yes, and "Throw Me a Rope" is on there too. So what are you waiting for?



I love the Townes cover. I hadn't heard them do that one before. Thank you a lot.

By Blogger G√ľnter, at 5/27/2008 3:07 AM  

Thank you SO much!

By Blogger Ginger, at 5/28/2008 8:43 AM  

If you like Gillian Welch, you should check out the new CD McCoury Music just released, Moneyland. It's pretty good, with a title track by the Del McCoury Band and Gillian Welch is featured on the track "Breadline Blues 2008,"
not to mention you can get a free download from this website:

-erin f

By Blogger Erin, at 7/09/2008 1:54 PM  

Hello! I've been reading your blog for a while but I don't think I've ever commented. I only just now clicked on the link to your muxtape and am blown away by the sound quality of Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad. I have one live recording with this song but it doesn't sound as good. Would you mind sharing the info on the show this song came from? Also, if you are willing to trade, I have a bunch of stuff to offer.

By Blogger marianne, at 8/07/2008 6:21 PM  

That recording comes from A Prairie Home Companion:

They play it in the last segment. I captured it by running a line out of my FM radio into my ProTools M-Box rig, and recording into ProTools. Then I mixed it down to MP3.

Last time I saw Gil & Dave, in Charlotte in 2006, they opened with that tune and it was the first time I'd seen them do it live. I was sick as a dog with the flu, and hearing them rock that song first thing was like a shot of pure health straight to the heart.

By Blogger Brendan, at 8/08/2008 10:20 AM  

Send me your e-mail address and I'll send you the MP3:
tentrevue (at) gmail (dot) com

By Blogger Brendan, at 8/08/2008 1:32 PM  

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