I don’t know about you all, but I think that mid-90s Whiskeytown was Ryan Adams at his best.  The band’s line up was Ryan, Caitlin Cary, Phil Wandscher, Steve Grothmann, and Skillet Gilmore–all exceedingly talented–and Ryan didn’t shy away from the country side of alt-country.  This show was special for those reasons, and for the many covers–from Richard Hell to The Byrds to a Chris Isaak song that isn’t “Wicked Game.”  Not to mention the Staple Sisters.

Dig in and enjoy.

Cat’s Cradle, Carborro, NC: 5/25/1995

01. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart
02. Lucky Me
03. Drugstore Truck Driving Man
04. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
05. Tennessee Square
06. Desperate Ain’t Lonley
07. Top Dollar
08. Midway Park
09. Western Stars (Chris Isaak)
10. Blank Generation (Richard Hell)
11. Way Down In The County
12. This May Be The Last Time (Staple Singers)
13. Faithless Street
14. Drank Like A River
15. If He Can’t Have You


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