We’re trying something new here – rather than download, we’re putting this one up for streaming, so you can hear it immediately, and on your mobile device. This is one of my own recordings, from Charlottesville, VA in 2006.
This was one of those nights where you saw it dawn on the band quickly that they were onto something special, beginning with a Bruce and R.S. duo. The crowd were into it from the start and they gave an ovation for every single song. Bruce’s bass player J.V. Collier later called it one of the top five shows he’d played at the time with this version of the Noisemakers. R.S. Hornsby sat in for the entire show, as did Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle for “Defenders of the Flag”, and hometown hero John D’earth for “The Way It Is” and “Rainbow’s Cadillac”. A great, great outing, even by this band’s standards.
08/22/06 Charlottesville Pavilion – Charlottesville, VA
Set One: Love Me Still*, Little Sadie > White-Wheeled Limousine > Little Sadie > White-Wheeled Limousine, King of the Hill > (Backhand) > King of the Hill > Mystery Train, End of the Innocence > (The Ride in the Creel) > End of the Innocence, Gonna Be Some Changes Made (intro by J.T.’s 13 year-old son), Valley Road
Set Two: Halcyon Days*, Standing on the Moon, Circus on the Moon, Wild Frontier, Big Stick, Defenders of the Flag**, Mandolin Rain, Sunflower Cat > King Harvest > Sunflower Cat, The Way It Is***
Encore: Rainbow’s Cadillac***
Comments: * denotes just Bruce and R.S.; ** with Rick Carlisle on piano; *** with John D’earth. Whole show with R.S. Hornsby.
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