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Over 50,000 Bruce Hornsby 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 Hornsby’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 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!

mp3  01. Parisian Thoroughfare
» 3.3 MiB - 1,940 downloads

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

mp3  02. The Way It is variation
» 6.3 MiB - 1,783 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.

mp3  03. The Way it Is
» 11.5 MiB - 2,117 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.

mp3  04. Every Little Kiss
» 6.2 MiB - 1,689 downloads

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

mp3  05. Stranger in a Strange Land
» 3.1 MiB - 1,744 downloads

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

mp3  06. The Old Playground
» 4.8 MiB - 1,527 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.

mp3  07. Valley Road
» 5.8 MiB - 1,664 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.

mp3  08. Barren Ground
» 5.7 MiB - 1,527 downloads

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

mp3  09. On the Western Skyline > Not Fade Away Night on the Town
» 13.3 MiB - 1,620 downloads

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

10. June 21 1993

mp3  10. The Weight
» 5.2 MiB - 1,732 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

mp3  11. Pastures of Plenty
» 6.8 MiB - 1,449 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).

mp3  12. Rainbow's Cadillac
» 6.1 MiB - 1,583 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.

mp3  13. Madman Across the Water
» 6.7 MiB - 1,556 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.

mp3  14. Jacob's Ladder > Higher and Higher
» 10.1 MiB - 1,505 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.

mp3  15. Down the Road Tonight
» 5.0 MiB - 1,460 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.

mp3  16. Harbor Lights > Look Out Any Window
» 11.8 MiB - 1,608 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.

mp3  17. Fire on the Cross
» 4.7 MiB - 1,465 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.

mp3  18. Night on the Town
» 5.1 MiB - 1,436 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!

mp3  19. Defenders of the Flag
» 4.1 MiB - 1,386 downloads

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

mp3  20. The River Runs Low
» 4.6 MiB - 1,476 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:

mp3  21. Iko Iko
» 4.3 MiB - 1,521 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.

mp3  22. Swing Street
» 4.8 MiB - 1,390 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!

mp3  23. Cruise Control
» 5.5 MiB - 1,368 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!

mp3  24. End of the Innocence
» 7.4 MiB - 1,582 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).

mp3  25. The Tide WIll Rise
» 4.2 MiB - 1,429 downloads

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

mp3  26. Spider Fingers
» 4.4 MiB - 1,371 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.

mp3  27. Imagine > Friends
» 5.0 MiB - 1,393 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.

mp3  28. You Can Close Your Eyes > Walk in the Sun
» 7.1 MiB - 1,449 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).

mp3  29. Country Doctor
» 6.3 MiB - 1,343 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.

mp3  30. Sugaree
» 7.8 MiB - 1,610 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.

mp3  31. Jack Straw
» 5.4 MiB - 1,560 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…

mp3  32. Terrapin Station > I Know You Rider
» 7.2 MiB - 2,350 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.

mp3  33. Sunset Road
» 6.0 MiB - 1,375 downloads

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

mp3  34. Another Day > Uptight
» 5.9 MiB - 1,356 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.

mp3  35. Carry the Water
» 6.1 MiB - 1,350 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.

mp3  36. Tangled Up in Blue
» 5.9 MiB - 1,535 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.

mp3  37. Mandolin Rain > That Would Be Something > Brokedown Palace
» 7.7 MiB - 1,584 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.

mp3  38. Mighty Quinn
» 3.4 MiB - 1,471 downloads

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

mp3  39. Rainbow's Cadillac
» 5.4 MiB - 1,391 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.

mp3  40. Scarlet Begonias
» 7.1 MiB - 1,538 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:

mp3  41. I Shall Be Released
» 5.5 MiB - 1,498 downloads

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

mp3  42. Factory Girl
» 3.1 MiB - 1,247 downloads

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

mp3  43. Across the River
» 6.5 MiB - 1,337 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.

mp3  44. Look Out Any WIndow
» 5.6 MiB - 1,388 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.

mp3  45. The Boxer
» 3.0 MiB - 1,467 downloads

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

mp3  46. How Far Am I From Canaan
» 5.6 MiB - 1,322 downloads

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

mp3  47. Cassidy's Cadillac
» 8.0 MiB - 1,488 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.

mp3  48. Spider Fingers > Disco medley
» 12.2 MiB - 1,411 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.

mp3  49. Sugaree
» 6.4 MiB - 1,389 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.

mp3  50. Swan Song
» 7.7 MiB - 1,302 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.

mp3  51. Sunlight Moon
» 4.7 MiB - 1,295 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.

mp3  52. Girl from the Country
» 4.3 MiB - 1,401 downloads

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

mp3  53. The River Runs Low
» 2.7 MiB - 1,261 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.

mp3  54. Loser
» 7.9 MiB - 1,424 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.

mp3  55. Sunfower Cat
» 7.4 MiB - 1,362 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.

mp3  56. Tango King
» 7.7 MiB - 1,278 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.

mp3  57. Play That Funky Music White Boy
» 844.9 KiB - 1,087 downloads

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

mp3  58. Dixie Lullaby
» 2.4 MiB - 1,385 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.

mp3  59. Fields of Gray > Fields of Gray
» 5.8 MiB - 1,372 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.

mp3  60. King of the Hill > Blackberry Blossom > Tempus Fugit
» 10.0 MiB - 1,336 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:

mp3  61. Sad Moon
» 6.7 MiB - 1,277 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.

mp3  62. Lets the Girls Rock
» 5.7 MiB - 1,278 downloads

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

mp3  63. I Can't Make You Love Me
» 5.1 MiB - 1,304 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…?

mp3  64. Stander on the Mountain
» 8.0 MiB - 1,311 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.

mp3  65. Jumping Jack Flash
» 1.8 MiB - 1,442 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!

mp3  66. Lost Soul
» 6.5 MiB - 1,316 downloads

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

mp3  67. Line in the Dust
» 5.1 MiB - 1,334 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.

mp3  68. Take Out the Trash
» 6.2 MiB - 1,295 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”.

mp3  69. Crown of the Jewels
» 4.3 MiB - 1,245 downloads

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

mp3  70. Place Under the Sun
» 8.6 MiB - 1,308 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.

mp3  71. Great Divide > Across the Great Divide
» 12.0 MiB - 1,424 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.

mp3  72. Cartoons and Candy
» 11.2 MiB - 1,333 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.

mp3  73. Tongue 'n' Groove
» 10.0 MiB - 1,381 downloads

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

mp3  74. Halcyon Days
» 6.0 MiB - 1,270 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.

mp3  75. This Too Shall Pass
» 4.0 MiB - 1,225 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.

mp3  76. Fortunate Son > Comfortably Numb
» 9.6 MiB - 1,496 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).

mp3  77. MIrror on the Wall
» 6.5 MiB - 1,307 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.

mp3  78. Candy Mountain Run > Darlin Corey
» 9.0 MiB - 1,250 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…”

mp3  79. Drums > What a Time > Inflight
» 8.1 MiB - 1,333 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.

mp3  80. Sneaking Up on Boo Radley
» 6.8 MiB - 1,301 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

mp3  81. Resting Place
» 9.2 MiB - 1,199 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.

mp3  82. See the Same Way
» 8.0 MiB - 1,159 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.

mp3  83. Lost in the Snow
» 4.8 MiB - 1,177 downloads

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

mp3  84. Great Divide > Sir Duke > 1999
» 10.8 MiB - 1,232 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.

mp3  85. Big Rumble > Mandolin Rain
» 12.6 MiB - 1,209 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.

mp3  86. The Chill
» 3.9 MiB - 1,260 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.

mp3  87. Circus on the Moon
» 5.8 MiB - 1,183 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.

mp3  88. Gonna Be Some Change
» 8.1 MiB - 1,230 downloads

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

mp3  89. The Show Goes On
» 7.7 MiB - 1,231 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.

mp3  90. Valley Road > Rag Doll
» 5.5 MiB - 1,171 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.

mp3  91. White-Wheeled Limousine
» 9.5 MiB - 1,259 downloads

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

mp3  92. Big Stick
» 3.7 MiB - 1,189 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).

mp3  93. Funhouse > He's Gone > You Sexy Thing
» 9.2 MiB - 1,280 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.

mp3  94. The Good Life
» 3.8 MiB - 1,418 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).

mp3  95. Go Back To Your Woods
» 8.1 MiB - 1,166 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.

mp3  96. Sunflower Cat > King Harvest
» 11.6 MiB - 1,232 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.

mp3  97. Black Rats of London
» 4.7 MiB - 1,172 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.

mp3  98. Cyclone
» 5.2 MiB - 1,249 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).

mp3  99. Prairie Dog Town
» 4.3 MiB - 1,514 downloads

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

mp3  100. Continents Drift
» 7.2 MiB - 1,542 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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