Over 50,000 downloads last week!

Bruuuuce.com celebrates its fifteenth anniversary last Wednesday, June 12. We posted here, for the first time as MP3 download, a chronology of Bruce’s career… 100 downloads of his music.

The response has been phenomenal! I had tried to keep it low-key, but we’ve ended up on some prominent (and outstanding) websites, notably Jambase, Phishhook and OnTap. The good folks at the Atlanta News and Deadheadland also pointed several our way.

As a result, as of Tuesday morning, June 25 we’ve had 57,914 downloads. That’s over a quarter of a million downloads in the last two years alone! Thank you, as always,  for all of your support.

So, the hundred songs…

Over those fifteen years I’ve noted particular favourites of Bruce Hornsby’s performances, whether mine or those well received in the Bruuuce.com community..

I’ve produced a list of one hundred of Bruce’s finest and compiled them into this download for you, released over five days… solo performances, Range, Noisemakers, guest appearances, covers, songs made up on the spot… I would like to think that this is a worthy documentation of Bruce’s career to date.

I’ve restricted the choice to soundboards or decent tapings, so the quality should be of a high standard.

The end result will be one hundred songs, which will fit onto ten CDs. I’ve given a mini commentary on each below.

(A variation of this was published in FLAC format for the Daily Dose Day in 2011). I hope you enjoy them!

  01. Parisian Thoroughfare
» 3.3 MiB - 1,693 downloads

01. February 26 1977
University of Miami .. Miami, FL
Parisian Thoroughfare
From Bruce’s senior recital; solo piano.

  02. The Way It is variation
» 6.3 MiB - 1,546 downloads

02. September 2 1986
The Bottom Line – New York, NY
The Way It Is variation
Early (mostly solo) variation on The Way It Is. I can hear Red Plains several times in there too.

  03. The Way it Is
» 11.5 MiB - 1,713 downloads
03. April 18 1987 Daytona Beach Bandshell - Daytona, FL The Way It Is Bruce and the Range concerts featured regularly on the radio in the last 80s. Here's a 12 minute plus version of The Way It Is that made it to air.

03. April 18 1987
Daytona Beach Bandshell – Daytona, FL
The Way It Is
Bruce and the Range concerts featured regularly on the radio in the last 80s. Here’s a 12 minute plus version of The Way It Is that made it to air.

  04. Every Little Kiss
» 6.2 MiB - 1,443 downloads

04. May 10 1987
Laguna Seca Recreation Area – Monterey, CA
Every Little Kiss
Taken from an old Westwood One radio broadcast.

  05. Stranger in a Strange Land
» 3.1 MiB - 1,460 downloads

05. June 24 1989
Stranger in a Strange Land
Breakneck bluegrass version featuring the New Grass Revival.

  06. The Old Playground
» 4.8 MiB - 1,288 downloads

06. August 16 1987
Daytona Beach Bandshell – Daytona, FL
The Old Playground
An often overlooked “Scenes” song that I wish we heard more of today. The middle to end is a jam that the present-day Noisemakers would take to a ridiculous level.

  07. Valley Road
» 5.8 MiB - 1,413 downloads

07. September 24 1988
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Valley Road
It’s funny to compare this to countless modern day versions of this song (see #90) – this is as close to the original as you’ll hear, yet still far removed.

  08. Barren Ground
» 5.7 MiB - 1,300 downloads

08. June 14 1990
Paramount Studios – Los Angeles, CA
Barren Ground
From the Night on the Town video, this features Jerry Garcia.

  09. On the Western Skyline > Not Fade Away Night on the Town
» 13.3 MiB - 1,385 downloads

09. October 15 1990
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
On the Western Skyline > Not Fade Away > Night on the Town

10. June 21 1993

  10. The Weight
» 5.2 MiB - 1,502 downloads

Jazz Cafe, London
The Weight
From Bruce’s last tour of Europe with a band, The Band’s classic, accompanied by North London’s inebriated finest leaning on the piano (I was one of them).

11. June 23 1993

  11. Pastures of Plenty
» 6.8 MiB - 1,208 downloads

Pastures of Plenty
Hamburg, Germany
Voted by Bruuuce.com visitors as their favourite studio jam, it translates predictably well (although rarely) to a live setting. This jazz-infused version (and The Weight above) was from a tour of Bruce, Molo, JT Thomas and Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets).

  12. Rainbow's Cadillac
» 6.1 MiB - 1,300 downloads

12. September 4 1993
Classic Amphitheater – Richmond, VA
Rainbow’s Cadillac
Always one of my favourite live songs, and it’s the old piano-driven version.

  13. Madman Across the Water
» 6.7 MiB - 1,332 downloads

13. October 16 1993
The Backyard – Austin, TX
Madman Across the Water
The tribute record that Bruce mentions is Elton John’s “Two Rooms”. John D’earth nails it here.

  14. Jacob's Ladder > Higher and Higher
» 10.1 MiB - 1,270 downloads

14. October 30 1993
Orlando, FL
Jacob’s Ladder > Higher and Higher
An eleven minute version (and Bruce briefly forgets the words). Great Jimmy Haslip solo three minutes in.

  15. Down the Road Tonight
» 5.0 MiB - 1,222 downloads

15. October 31 1993
Tampa Performing Arts Center – Tampa, FL
Down the Road Tonight
A great example of Bruce’s horns section at the time.

  16. Harbor Lights > Look Out Any Window
» 11.8 MiB - 1,376 downloads

16. November 12 1993
Arie Crown Theatre – Chicago, IL
Harbor Lights > Look Out Any Window
I always loved Molo’s drum intro to this.

  17. Fire on the Cross
» 4.7 MiB - 1,228 downloads

17. March 31 1994
University of Miami – Miami, FL
Fire on the Cross
Bruce returned to the University of Miami for the first of his orchestral shows.

  18. Night on the Town
» 5.1 MiB - 1,202 downloads

18. March 31 1994
University of Miami – Miami, FL
Night on the Town
A dramatic orchestral version – too good to leave out, so I’ve included two from the same show!

  19. Defenders of the Flag
» 4.1 MiB - 1,167 downloads

19. July 23 1994
Promenade Park – Toledo, OH
Defenders of the Flag
Debbie Henry’s vocals give me the chills on this one.

  20. The River Runs Low
» 4.6 MiB - 1,234 downloads

20. August 1 1994
The Strand – York, PA
The River Runs Low
Solo version of an always-popular ballad from Bruce’s first record.

Part Two:

  21. Iko Iko
» 4.3 MiB - 1,289 downloads

21. August 29 1995
Melody Fair Theatre – North Tonawanda, NY
Iko Iko
This show is widely regarded as one of Bruce’s best. This was a New Orleans take on Iko Iko.

  22. Swing Street
» 4.8 MiB - 1,159 downloads

22. September 3 1995
FM Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Swing Street
I wish this song got more attention today! Molo’s intricate start to this song was always a highlight for the band!

  23. Cruise Control
» 5.5 MiB - 1,151 downloads

23. October 27 1995
Manhattan Center – New York, NY
Cruise Control
Just a great show taped for TV. Look for the “Bruce Hornsby and Friends” DVD. They’re all having so much fun on this song, and Molo is a joy to behold!

  24. End of the Innocence
» 7.4 MiB - 1,343 downloads

24. October 27 1995
Manhattan Center – New York, NY
End of the Innocence
From the same show, this features Don Henley (This was the second take).

  25. The Tide WIll Rise
» 4.2 MiB - 1,211 downloads

25. October 27 1995
Manhattan Center – New York, NY
The Tide Will Rise
Bonnie Raitt and Pat Metheny guest.

  26. Spider Fingers
» 4.4 MiB - 1,144 downloads

26. December 5 1995
The Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
Spider Fingers
Bruce was so happy with how the piano sounded at this solo show that he bought it.

  27. Imagine > Friends
» 5.0 MiB - 1,160 downloads

27. December 8 1995
Brussels, Belgium
Imagine > Friends
Not the greatest quality sound but the music is beautiful. Surprise Elton cover at the end.

  28. You Can Close Your Eyes > Walk in the Sun
» 7.1 MiB - 1,214 downloads

28. December 16 1995
Winterthur, Switzerland
You Can Close Your Eyes > I Will Walk With You
A James Taylor cover that I haven’t heard before or since, seamlessly into an “old” version of I Will Walk With You. (It’s been reworked more than once since).

  29. Country Doctor
» 6.3 MiB - 1,121 downloads

29. April 4 1996
Wheeler Opera House – Aspen, CO
Country Doctor
Interesting to compare this one to more recent versions, where the horns would take the lead rather than Doug on guitar.

  30. Sugaree
» 7.8 MiB - 1,366 downloads

30. April 10 1996
EMU Ballroom, University of Oregon – Eugene, OR
Sugaree
Maybe the second most popular Dead cover(!)… Bobby Read always makes this song.

  31. Jack Straw
» 5.4 MiB - 1,344 downloads

31. April 12 1996
The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Jack Straw
Had to be done at the Fillmore – especially when Bob Weir is in the house…

  32. Terrapin Station > I Know You Rider
» 7.2 MiB - 2,066 downloads

32. April 23 1996
Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Terrapin Station > I Know You Rider
Bruce changes direction after a few bars of I Know You Rider into a gorgeous Terrapin referencing Jerry… and then back again.

  33. Sunset Road
» 6.0 MiB - 1,150 downloads

33. April 24 1996
Miller Auditorium – Kalamazoo, MI
Sunset Road
A Bela Fleck composition, performed with the man himself.

  34. Another Day > Uptight
» 5.9 MiB - 1,131 downloads

34. May 6 1996
The Roxy – Atlanta, GA
Another Day > Uptight
Some improv lyrics after a minute or so, and a brief Stevie Wonder cover and Debbie Henry is right with him.

  35. Carry the Water
» 6.1 MiB - 1,119 downloads

35. May 24 1996
Strand Theater – Providence, RI
Carry the Water
JV on bass, JT on keyboard takes turns excelling on this. Another than I wish were more prominent today.

  36. Tangled Up in Blue
» 5.9 MiB - 1,302 downloads

36. June 5 1996
Community Arts Center – Williamsport, PA
Tangled Up in Blue
First time this song was covered by the band in six years.

  37. Mandolin Rain > That Would Be Something > Brokedown Palace
» 7.7 MiB - 1,351 downloads

37. July 2 1996
Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Mandolin Rain > That Would Be Something > Brokedown Palace
Iconic Bruce song into an iconic Dead song, from the ’96 Furthur tour.

  38. Mighty Quinn
» 3.4 MiB - 1,236 downloads

38. July 4 1996
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Lake, NY
Mighty Quinn
Popular show closer and a real blast.

  39. Rainbow's Cadillac
» 5.4 MiB - 1,181 downloads

39. July 6 1996
Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Rainbow’s Cadillac
No apologies for including this song twice. I love this version – probably my favourite. Featuring Giovanni Hidalgo.

  40. Scarlet Begonias
» 7.1 MiB - 1,320 downloads

40. July 6 1996
Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Scarlet Begonias
From the same show, a “Latinised” dead song again featuring Giovanni.

Part Three:

  41. I Shall Be Released
» 5.5 MiB - 1,238 downloads

41. July 29 1996
I Shall Be Released
Who can resist an old Bob Dylan cover? Not Bobby Read, apparently – fantastic.

  42. Factory Girl
» 3.1 MiB - 1,023 downloads

42. August 15 1996
Factory Girl
An improved song – lyrics and all – stemming from a misheard song request.

  43. Across the River
» 6.5 MiB - 1,109 downloads

43. October 9 1997
Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
Across the River
Another orchestral show, providing a truly unique take on a Bruce classic.

  44. Look Out Any WIndow
» 5.6 MiB - 1,158 downloads

44. October 9 1997
Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
Look Out Any Window
The intro to this song always appealed to me – the orchestra version moved me a lot.

  45. The Boxer
» 3.0 MiB - 1,240 downloads

45. April 25 1998
Flint Center – Cupertino, CA
The Boxer
“It’s too bad, no-one ever requests songs like this…”

  46. How Far Am I From Canaan
» 5.6 MiB - 1,100 downloads

46. July 28 1998
The Strand – York, PA
How Far Am I From Canaan
Solo piano take on a gospel standard.

  47. Cassidy's Cadillac
» 8.0 MiB - 1,109 downloads

47. July 28 1998
The Strand – York, PA
Cassidy’s Cadillac
Little Cassidy is invited on stage, takes to the piano and steals the show.

  48. Spider Fingers > Disco medley
» 12.2 MiB - 1,189 downloads

48. August 22 1998
Sokol Blosser Winery – Dundee, OR
Spider Fingers > Disco medley
What Bruce and the band are all about inside 15 minutes. A seamless disco medley coming out of a throwaway comment from Bruce to introduce it. His closing comment says it all.

  49. Sugaree
» 6.4 MiB - 1,165 downloads

49. October 27 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Sugaree
A (largely) solo Sugaree which more than justifies a second inclusion for this song! Dave Ellis shows up late in the song.

  50. Swan Song
» 7.7 MiB - 1,072 downloads

50. October 27 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Swan Song
Another from the extended Yoshi’s run in ’98, just as Spirit Trail was coming out.

  51. Sunlight Moon
» 4.7 MiB - 1,075 downloads

51. October 27 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Sunlight Moon
Another from Spirit Trail. I think the quality of this recording is one of the best I’ve heard.

  52. Girl from the Country
» 4.3 MiB - 1,180 downloads

52. October 31 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Girl From the North Country
Featuring Steve Kimock.

  53. The River Runs Low
» 2.7 MiB - 1,037 downloads

53. November 1 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
The River Runs Low
I always thought this was a unique song live as it’s almost played straight, like the record.

  54. Loser
» 7.9 MiB - 1,206 downloads

54. November 6 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Loser
Michael Baker completely wings this on drums. I was just learning about the Grateful Dead in 1998 – this sold me.

  55. Sunfower Cat
» 7.4 MiB - 1,133 downloads

55. November 7 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Sunflower Cat
One of the first performances of this song. Bruce had to remind them how it ended.

  56. Tango King
» 7.7 MiB - 1,062 downloads

56. November 7 1998
Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
Tango King
Doug Derryberry had just joined, and Kimock was sitting in. You can hear Bruce coaching him through the song as it was being played.

  57. Play That Funky Music White Boy
» 844.9 KiB - 884 downloads

57. March 26 1999
Paramount Arts Center – Ashland, KY
Play That Funky Music White Boy
Comedic response to a request.

  58. Dixie Lullaby
» 2.4 MiB - 1,135 downloads

58. March 26 1999
Paramount Arts Center – Ashland, KY
Dixie Lullaby
This one used to come out of Swing Street a lot. Nice solo version.

  59. Fields of Gray > Fields of Gray
» 5.8 MiB - 1,150 downloads

59. March 28 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
Fields of Gray > Terrapin Station
Possibly my favourite version of this song… and into another gorgeous Terrapin.

  60. King of the Hill > Blackberry Blossom > Tempus Fugit
» 10.0 MiB - 1,119 downloads

60. March 30 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
King of the Hill > Blackberry Blossom > Tempus Fugit
If anybody asks what two-handed independence is… play them this.

Part Four:

  61. Sad Moon
» 6.7 MiB - 1,056 downloads

61. March 30 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
Sad Moon
From another solo show, and maybe an even better example of the two hands together.

  62. Lets the Girls Rock
» 5.7 MiB - 1,061 downloads

62. April 1 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
Let the Girls Rock
Bruce revisits an old song – he gives the story.

  63. I Can't Make You Love Me
» 5.1 MiB - 1,087 downloads

63. April 1 1999
Memorial Hall – Williamsburg, VA
I Can’t Make You Love Me
Bruce knows full well that he won’t hit the high notes in the original key, but tries it anyway. Will he make it…?

  64. Stander on the Mountain
» 8.0 MiB - 1,091 downloads

64. April 22 1999
Proctor’s Theater – Schenectady, NY
Stander on the Mountain
A very different version of this song I think, with Way It Is teases thrown in.

  65. Jumping Jack Flash
» 1.8 MiB - 1,227 downloads

65. June 18 2000
Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO
Jumping Jack Flash
It doesn’t get more unique than this. A bluegrass version of Jumping Jack Flash featuring Sam Bush. Bluegrass saxophone!

  66. Lost Soul
» 6.5 MiB - 1,087 downloads

66. October 18 2000
Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
Lost Soul
The last orchestral show, also featuring Steve Kimock.

  67. Line in the Dust
» 5.1 MiB - 1,108 downloads

67. December 13 2000
Expression Center for New Media – Emeryville, CA
Line in the Dust
Taken from a KFOG radio broadcast. Doug is tremendous here.

  68. Take Out the Trash
» 6.2 MiB - 1,085 downloads

68. June 30 2002
Villa Montalvo – Saratoga, CA
Take Out the Trash
For a long time I’d call this my all-time favourite live performance of a song. The song is just so frivolous in nature, and JT proves why Bruce calls him “the best keyboard player in the band”.

  69. Crown of the Jewels
» 4.3 MiB - 1,021 downloads

69. July 1 2002
Villa Montalvo – Saratoga, CA
Crown of Jewels
A slower version of a regular favourite.

  70. Place Under the Sun
» 8.6 MiB - 1,084 downloads

70. September 24 2002
Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
Place Under the Sun
When I first heard this song on Big Swing Face, I said that this was an extended jam intro waiting to happen. Thankfully, I was right. Featuring the late, great R.S.Hornsby.

  71. Great Divide > Across the Great Divide
» 12.0 MiB - 1,192 downloads

71. September 28 2002
Landmark Theater – Syracuse, NY
Great Divide > Across the Great Divide
Extended solo piano intro into two divide songs(!). Listen to how quickly Doug is into the switch, and he clearly loves singing it.

  72. Cartoons and Candy
» 11.2 MiB - 1,096 downloads

72. October 5 2002
Haymaker Music Festival – Spotsylvania, VA
Cartoons and Candy
Bruce’s brother Bobby called this their best show in years. A lengthy twelve minute version, and another where Doug is clearly having a blast with the Prince-esque vocals.

  73. Tongue 'n' Groove
» 10.0 MiB - 1,164 downloads

73. October 5 2002
Haymaker Music Festival – Spotsylvania, VA
Tongue-n-Groove
The Noisemakers’ take on a Steve Kimock classic.

  74. Halcyon Days
» 6.0 MiB - 1,054 downloads

74. September 19 2004
Handelsbeurs – Gent, Belgium
Halcyon Days
I followed this European solo tour around for a bit, and this song always seemed to get the best reaction.

  75. This Too Shall Pass
» 4.0 MiB - 1,013 downloads

75. September 19 2004
Handelsbeurs – Gent, Belgium
This Too Shall Pass
I prefer the solo version of this – such as this version from Belgium.

  76. Fortunate Son > Comfortably Numb
» 9.6 MiB - 1,252 downloads

76. October 9 2004
Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC
Fortunate Son > Comfortably Numb
Always a favourite, and the Floyd cover is now a staple in a Hornsby show (or as much as any song is ever a staple in a Hornsby show).

  77. MIrror on the Wall
» 6.5 MiB - 1,089 downloads

77. October 19 2004
Ridgefield Opera House – Ridgefield, CT
Mirror on the Wall
Since reworked as a much mellower song on the dulcimer, I love this version, and especially Bobby Read.

  78. Candy Mountain Run > Darlin Corey
» 9.0 MiB - 1,036 downloads

78. October 22 2004
The Strand, York, PA
Candy Mountain Run > Darlin Corey
Nice switch into Darlin Corey and references throughout. “Dig a hole in the mountain…”

  79. Drums > What a Time > Inflight
» 8.1 MiB - 1,096 downloads

79. October 23 2004
Calvin Theater – Northampton, MA
Drums > What a Time > Inflight
“Drum solo” came the request. Sonny Emory obliged. A more than worthy testament to Keith Jarrett’s “Inflight” also.

  80. Sneaking Up on Boo Radley
» 6.8 MiB - 1,088 downloads

80. October 26 2004 (late show)
Blue Note – New York, NY
Sneaking Up On Boo Radley
This was long after soundboard taping had stopped, so I included a few from this as I think the quality is amazing.

Part Five

  81. Resting Place
» 9.2 MiB - 979 downloads

81. October 26 2004 (late show)
Blue Note – New York, NY
Resting Place
This version made the documentary portion of the “Three Nights on the Town” DVD. Bill Evans features.

  82. See the Same Way
» 8.0 MiB - 939 downloads

82. October 26 2004 (late show)
Blue Note – New York, NY
See the Same Way
More from the miniscule Blue Note. I always love this song, and the intro earns its inclusion here.

  83. Lost in the Snow
» 4.8 MiB - 961 downloads

83. November 6 2004
Kimmel Center – Philadelphia, PA
Lost in the Snow
Rare piano solo from Halcyon Days translates realy nicely live.

  84. Great Divide > Sir Duke > 1999
» 10.8 MiB - 1,019 downloads

84. November 20 2004
Great Divide > Sir Duke > 1999
I bugged Bruce for years to play Sir Duke, so I love that it made it onto several lists when he finally gave in. When people realised what the band were moving into from here (it took them a while!), they went crazy.

  85. Big Rumble > Mandolin Rain
» 12.6 MiB - 989 downloads

85. November 22 2004
McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
Big Rumble > Mandolin Rain
The “new” minor-key Mandolin Rain gets an airing out of Big Rumble.

  86. The Chill
» 3.9 MiB - 1,030 downloads

86. November 30 2004
Denver Palace of Fine Arts, Denver, CO
The Chill
This was the first song I heard from Big Swing Face, and always loved Kimock’s solo. Bobby take it on here.

  87. Circus on the Moon
» 5.8 MiB - 986 downloads

87. December 9 2004
Murat Center – Indianapolis, IN
Circus on the Moon
My favourite version of this song was actually a cover by the Dave Rich Band! This is a cracking version towards the end of the ’04 tour.

  88. Gonna Be Some Change
» 8.1 MiB - 1,014 downloads

88. February 19 2005
Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
Gonna Be Some Changes Made
Wonderful dissonant intro between Bruce and Sonny.

  89. The Show Goes On
» 7.7 MiB - 1,016 downloads

89. February 19 2005
Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
The Show Goes On
The song has really taken on a gospel feel in the last few years. This is as good an example as I could find.

  90. Valley Road > Rag Doll
» 5.5 MiB - 970 downloads

90. April 30 2005
McDowell Music Festival – Scottsdale, AZ
Valley Road > Rag Doll
I’ve lost count how many different, reworked versions of this song we’ve heard. The switch into an Aerosmith classic tells you how flexible Valley Road is.

  91. White-Wheeled Limousine
» 9.5 MiB - 1,048 downloads

91. April 30 2005
McDowell Music Festival – Scottsdale, AZ
White-Wheeled Limousine
A rare (for this period) soundboard taping.

  92. Big Stick
» 3.7 MiB - 975 downloads

92. July 21 2005
Humphrey’s By The Bay – San Diego, CA
Big Stick
Always a crowd dancing favourite (as you can probably hear).

  93. Funhouse > He's Gone > You Sexy Thing
» 9.2 MiB - 1,041 downloads

93. July 20 2006
Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
Funhouse > He’s Gone > You Sexy Thing
The Mountain Winery always produces a great performance. Always look for Bobby Read in Funhouse.

  94. The Good Life
» 3.8 MiB - 1,014 downloads

94. July 20 2006
Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
The Good Life
Another for Bobby Read. He was red hot during this show (and tour, actually).

  95. Go Back To Your Woods
» 8.1 MiB - 955 downloads

95. August 11 2006
Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC
Go Back To Your Woods
From the famous “Biltmo'”… Bruce and co are joined by Joe Lee.

  96. Sunflower Cat > King Harvest
» 11.6 MiB - 1,016 downloads

96. August 11 2006
Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC
Sunflower Cat > King Harvest
The “King Harvest” appearances throughout this tour were a huge highlight for me – this was maybe my top version.

  97. Black Rats of London
» 4.7 MiB - 955 downloads

97. August 14 2008
Boarding House Park – Lowell, MA
Black Rats of London
The debut of “Black Rats”, from the Levitate record, which was yet to be released at this point.

  98. Cyclone
» 5.2 MiB - 1,039 downloads

98. September 26 2009
Town Hall – New York, NY
Cyclone
With lyrics by Robert Hunter, this is fast becoming my favourite Hornsby song (for today).

  99. Prairie Dog Town
» 4.3 MiB - 1,300 downloads

99. September 26 2009
Town Hall – New York, NY
Prairie Dog Town
This was when the dulcimer starting coming out to play.

  100. Continents Drift
» 7.2 MiB - 1,321 downloads

100. October 8 2009
Burlington, VT
Continents Drift
I spoke with Doug about his solo here, which was played by R.S. Hornsby on the record. Bruce had asked him to play it as close to the original as possible.

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  1. Lisa Ewing
    June 16, 13:49

    U are very welcome! U know- some of us have been here for the first 27 years!! Happy Father’s Day! 😉

  2. Pete
    June 16, 13:10

    The free stuff on this website is truly a wonderful gift for all Bruce fans. The only thing I wish is for an easier way to download them as a group instead of individually. Oh well, beggar’s can’t be choosers!

    • Jay
      June 16, 22:24

      Pete, you can using DownThemAll on Firefox

    • derek
      June 17, 12:14

      How does you use DownloadAll on Firefox? Is this an add on? Thanks for the help, and or zip file to follow 😉

      Bruuuuuuuuce wish you were going to be at Telluride again this year, last year was pure magic

  3. Shawn Woods
    June 16, 13:49

    Many Thanks, it’s been a real treat and greatly appreciated.. Congrats on 15 great years; and all who help out !!

  4. This is fantastic thank you Si! Doy you know whatever happened to Cassidy of Cassiday’s Cadillac? He must be a young man now it would be interesting to see if he is in a band now.

  5. wharpua
    June 16, 22:10

    Great upload, congrats on the 15 years!

    I must say, though, I was surprised to find that none of the tracks had any ID3 tags, or that the compilation doesn’t have any kind of album artwork to commemorate the site’s bday, as this is going to live a long life in my music collection now.

    Great upload, though. Looking forward to hearing these.

    • si
      June 23, 04:09

      Wish I’d thought of the album artwork…! Thanks for the tip. Next time… 😉

  6. Thanks so much, Si!! This is incredible stuff! Maybe consider adding Pat to the guest list on The Tide Will Rise? Thanks again!!!

  7. Cathy Quick
    June 21, 11:51

    I have loved his music from the beginning. My daughters first tapping on feet in car seat was to Valley Road. Should be,I listened to that CD while I was pregnant. His music takes me back to my home state of Virginia. Loves that Bruce!!! U all did an awesome job with those downloads. Cant thank u enuf!

  8. Words cannot describe how wonderful this is! Thank you so much!!

    If I may ask, do you happen to have any more recordings from the Lowell show from August 14th, 2008? I was at that show, and it was one of the most glorious musical nights of my life!

    • si
      June 23, 04:11

      Thanks, Seth! I believe I do have that show somewhere – stay tuned!

  9. Anita Berget
    June 23, 06:51

    Yeah – I’ve downloaded them all. This music makes me feel really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!

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