lifeblood: bootlegs


below is a complete listing of my indigo girls bootleg collection (official taping policy). am steadily working to make everything on this page available as free direct downloads from this site, shows that are ready for download are marked with a ***. files are available in the mp3 and the wav format.

if you have something that is not showing up here, or a better sounding copy of something that is, and would like to share and/or trade please e-mail me at underdog@earthlink.net.

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commerical bootlegs (released in the mid to late 1990's)

a+e=ig ***
an evening with indigo girls
attack of the killer b-sides ***
blood and fire ***
complicated girls ***
club r and r ***
days of wine and roses ***
early recordings 1 - the ep and more ***
early recordings 2 - levees that break in my heart ***
early recordings 3 - the devil's in our bones ***
hail! hail! rock and roll - volume 2 ***
history of us ***
indigo girls - demos covers and rarities on cd
in with the out crowd ***
live on the tv volumes 1 and 2 ***
pretty good sounding recordings of some early tv appearances, two of the standouts are early versions of "fare the well" and "jonas and ezekial" ("rites of passage" would not be released until the following spring), as well as a terffic cover of "take me to the station".
live x ***
midnight til six
nothing to hide ***
out all night ***
rare, like us
reverse 1 live ***
shades of indigo ***
ten years of friendship ***
toad's place, new haven, ct ***
under the moonlight ***
uptown girls ***

fan compilations

1991 red rocks 1994 ***
an excellent sounding fan created bootleg combining two red rocks shows that were broadcast on kbco radio out of boulder, colorado. the sound quality for both is excellent, as are the performances. this bootleg also includes an in studio radio broadcast from 1997 as well as a bonus performance of "jonas and ezekial".
9:30 club ***
99x/mountain stage ***
acoustic cafe ***
an evening with indigo girls ***
atlanta night ***
attack of the killer b-sides volume 1 - rarigies 1989-92 ***
attack of the killer b-sides volume 2 - rarigies 1992-95 ***
attack of the killer b-sides volume 3 - rarigies 1995-98 ***
attack of the killer b-sides volume 4 - more rarigies ***
attack of the killer b-sides volume 5 - revenge of the rarigies ***
early recordings 4 - blue food mysterys ***
a la carte ***
amy and cooper - a history in song ***
ben and jerry's folk festival 1991 ***
club r and r-coffee promo ***
columbia records radio hour plus ***
complete live at the fillmore ***
crowd talk - volume 01 ***
crowd talk - volume 02 ***
f**ked up indigo - volume 01 ***
house of blues ***
indigo girls ***
indigo guests ***
indigo originals - songs that never made the albums ***
los angeles night ***
on the mountain - kmtt radio, seattle, wa 1999 ***
paper viewed ***
peabody's downunder ***
problem child ***
rants and raves ***
retroactive (new tracks 2000) ***
reverse 1 live-shades of indigo ***
shepherd's bush complete ***
staggered (amy ray) ***
tipitinas - 2 october 1989 ***
to be expected '99 ***
uk95: 3 days in june ***
universal amphitheatre/live on mountain stage ***
wrek night ***

fan recordings

1981-xx-xx: tuesday's children ***
an excellent sounding copy of the 1981 cassette, "tuesday's children", which was independently released by the b band, an early name for indigo girls. it is not known how many copies of the cassette were issued.
1981-11-xx: study hall ap english, shamrock high school - decatur, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding copy of the 1981 tape of a performance by amy and emily for their ap english class back at shamrock high school. this is quite possibly their first performance in front of an audience, please see this 2000 interview with emily for more info: june 2000 - queer television interview.

1982-xx-xx: amy ray - color me grey ***
a mostly excellent sounding copy of amy ray's solo effort from 1982, "color me grey". this was an independently released cassette, reportedly one year they were given away by amy ray as christmas presents to eight or so people. there are suspected to be at least two different versions of the cassette with track orders and some tracks varying between versions. this was an independent release, and it is not known how many copies/versions of the cassette were issued.
back in september of 1995 there was a lot of discussion on the ig fan list related to the release date and the track list for this cassette, a member of the list had the following to say about it (tricia are you still out there? if so, i hope it is okay that i am reproducing this):
...about a week ago i had dinner with someone who has an original color me grey. after looking at it and listening to it, i realized that it is not the same color me grey that i thought i had. then i began to think about it, "well maybe the one i have just has more tracks on it." but then where would the extra tracks that i have, on my cmg, come from? so here's what i'm gonna do.. i'm gonna put 2 lists.. one of the actual cmg and one of the copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy-etc. one that i thought was color me grey. (btw.. sidenote.. the copyright on the cmg is 1982)
i thought this was cmg - scared to say we're friends, nashville, fallin' star, carry me away, anyway i love you, clues to you, always be there, color me grey
the real cmg - just passing time, no way out, losing touch, sweet gypsy, the distance remains the same, i'll be there, slow moving sun, thursday afternoon, free through eternity, passin time, losin touch, ease the pain, anyone but myself
...here's a description of what the color me grey tape looked like:
the j-card was a picture of amy sitting under a tree, playing her guitar, with her loyal cat sitting next to her. btw, it's a black and white picture... then, when amy printed the picture, she left some white space below the picture for the song titles, etc. basically, the j-card is on photo paper, with the song titles, album tile, etc, hand-written on it. i was told that there are only 7 original cmg tapes out there.

1985-xx-xx: blue food, recorded at the dugout - decatur, georgia ***
an excellent sounding copy of the independent cassette release, "blue food". all tracks were recorded live in 1985 with the exception of everybody's waiting (for someone to come home), which is the same version as on the crazy game/everybody's waiting 45. it is not known how many copies of the cassette were issued.
1985-xx-xx: the dugout - decatur, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a fun show including covers of "up on the roof", "summer highland falls", "rock me on the water", "fire and rain", and "drift away". also includes "romeo and juliet".
1985-xx-xx: purple parrot - atlanta, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding copy of the 1985 release, "the purple parrot". this another early independent cassette released under the name indigo girls. all tracks were recorded live in 1985 at the purple parrot in atlanta, georgia. if you ever find yourself in line for a show in phoenix be sure to chat up your neighbor, as in doing so one night i met the woman who used to own the purple parrot back when amy and emily played there on a regular basis. she was incredibly nice and still very much a fan after all these years. the recording has a lot of fun cover tunes mixed in with some of the classic early songs that never seem to have made it onto any of the official major label releases. it is not known how many copies of the cassette were issued.
1985-xx-xx: the ep ***
1985-87: early 45s ***

1986-xx-xx: mysterys play rehersal ***
a really good sounding recording of rehersals, with group renditions of "holy city" and "strange fire".
198?-xx-xx: 'curse of the starving class' production ***
an excellent sounding recording with three instrumentals, including "emily's song", "beautiful guitar", and "instrumental number 3".

198?-xx-xx: little five points pub - atlanta, georgia ***
a rough sounding recording of some great songs, including "hand in hand".
1987-xx-xx: peace by tomorrow - benefit 45 ***
1987-03-20: don't eat out of dented cans - benefit lp ***
1987-04-10: haverford college - haverford, pennsylvania ***
an okay sounding recording of a really good performance that features "make this house a home", "lifeblood", and "don't give up on me baby".
1987-05-09: decatur on the square - decatur, georgia ***
pretty good sounding audio taken from a television broadcast of the show, the performance and the setlist are both terrific, "cold as ice", "never stop", "holy city", "killing time", and "make this house a home" are some of the highlights.
1987-xx-xx: strange fire (indigo records vinyl release) ***
1987-11-13: chapel hill, north carolina ***
a really good sounding recording of a great performance, includes "make it easier", "no way to treat a friend", and "hey jesus". the earliest known bootleg with "blood and fire". it appears to be around this time that amy and emily each starting playing solo songs in the middle of the set, at this show it was one each, as time went by it became two each, and in later years become an option that one or both sometimes use but most of the time don't.

1988-03-16: the white dot - atlanta, georgia ***
a neat one from back before amy and emily signed with epic records. the sound is pretty good considering its age, and highlights include many of the old standards as well as a partial version of "beauty to disaster" (it is cut part way through), a short rendition of "mandy", a rare performance of "high horse", and an early soc during "all along the watchtower". also includes the earliest known bootleg performance of "prince of darkness".
1988-03-19: arts center - carrboro, north carolina ***
a terrific early soundboard with some hiss but otherwise really good sound. the setlist speaks for itself and in between are a lot of fun stories and interactions with the audience, including their speeding ticket story leading into "cold as ice", their st patricks story leading into "lifeblood", and their radar detector/amy's lost and found again boots story leading into nashville. you get the idea, this is a really loose and fun show. also includes the earliest known bootleg recording of "center stage".
1988-04-11: the uptown lounge - athens, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording that includes john keane sitting in on some of the tracks, highlights include "the ballad of squeaky fromme", "blood and fire", "lifeblood", and "all night long".
1988-04-28: boston, massachusetts ***
this is a pretty good sounding recording for its age, a show from early in the year that would eventually see amy and emily sign with epic records. the performance and the setlist are both terrific, with amy playing "beauty to disaster" for the second time ever, as well as the only known bootleg recording of emily singing joan armatrading's "love by you".
1988-05-xx: decatur on the square - decatur, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording from an outdoor show in downtown decatur, includes an early and very fast rendition of "secure yourself", along with "the water is wide", "peace song", "house at pooh corner", and "danny's song". "up in smoke" really shines. one of the most cover heavy bootlegs.
1988-05-17: wrek - atlanta, georgia ***
a home town radio performance from before amy and emily signed with epic. the first couple minutes of "prince of darkness" don't sound so great but the rest definitely does. has some lengthy interview segments and also features a really terrific live in the studio rendition of "no way to treat a friend".
1988-xx-xx: wuog - athens, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding radio broadcast that includes studio performances mixed in with interview segments. highlights include "prince of darkness" and "center stage".
1988-06-09: kingfest - atlanta, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording from an early festival performance, includes a really nice rendition of "knockin' on heavens door" with michelle malone on vocals and sandy garfinkel on harmonica, and a great "white house blues" with sandy sitting in again.
1988-fall: perspective radio program - athens, georgia ***
not great sounding but neat, john keane (the producer of the original "strange fire") interviews amy ray.
1988-08-31: the uptown lounge - athens, georgia ***
a pretty good recording with a great setlist, including an amazing "blood and fire" and a beautiful, solo "you and me of the 10,000 wars", which is introduced as a new song. this is the earliest known bootleg recording of "10,000 wars".
1988-09-16: center stage - atlanta, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording, ann richardson adds flute to "the water is wide" and michelle malone adds vocals to "knockin' on heavens door" and "love of the common people". "you left it up to me" is also really beautiful. contains the earliest known bootleg performance of "closer to fine".
1988-09-20: the uptown lounge - atlanta, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a good performance that includes most of the songs that would later end up on the "indigo girls" record.
1988-09-25: athens music festival (with michael stipe) - athens, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording with michael stipe and amy and emily teaming up to play the athens music festival. six months later the indigo girls first epic release would be out and they would spend three weeks opening arena shows for rem's 'green' tour. the setlist is an interesting mix of rem and indigo girls songs as well as a number of covers.
1988-10-15: the point - atlanta, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording with a long and terrific set list and guest appearances by ann richardson (flute), michelle malone, and hothouse flowers. there is a lot of chatter between the songs, including right before "no way to treat a friend" when their amp blows.
1988-10-21: little five points pub - atlanta, georgia ***
another pretty good sounding recording with a long set list, this one from the famed little five points pub, where amy and emily were regular performers in their early days. ann richardson (flute) and michelle malone both make guest appearances.
1988-12-29: center stage - atlanta, georgia ***
the sound on this one is pretty distant, emily talks about how they just got home from los angeles and recording the "indigo girls" record. emily sings with caroline aiken on two songs, including caroline's amazing "another on the rise", and emily and amy do an improptu partial and very fun version of "midnight train to georgia". michelle malone and caroline aiken both lend their vocal talents to a beautiful "finlandia".

pre-1989: studio recordings ***

1989-01-26: the uptown lounge - athens, georgia (athens music show) ***
the audio portion of a tv broadcast, the sound on this one is pretty good. features some great performances with interview segments mixed in, and a terrific setlist combining the songs from the "strange fire" era with most of the new record. a neat "all along the watchtower" complete with soc.
1989-02-18: the palladium - new york, new york (rock against fur) ***
the sound on this one is good but a little distant. a benefit performance in new york city right before the "indigo girls" record was released, you can tell the crowd is unfamiliar with their music as they don't sing michael stipe's part in "kid fears".
1989-02-21: wrek - atlanta, georgia ***
a light hearted home town radio performance from the night before "indigo girls" was first available in atlanta area record stores. the interviewer is a little out of it at times but the sound quality on this one is really terrific. features a rare performance of "half moon cafe", a beautiful rendition of "the untitled song", a solo version of "hand me downs" which amy introduces by saying it was written the night before, and a very fun run up to "love of the common people". if you only ever download one show, this would be my recommendation.
1989-03-03: 96 rock - atlanta, georgia ***
a nice sounding radio broadcast with a fun and loose mixture of in studio performances and interview segments, including three songs that would eventually be recorded for nomads*indians*saints, "hand me downs", "southland in the springtime", and "welcome me".
1989-xx-xx: radio - england ***
not great quality but listenable, a short but fun interview segment.
1989-03-17: the uptown lounge - athens, georgia ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a fun show, the record release party for "indigo girls", there were two separate crowds let into the club. this recording has songs from both the first and the second shows that night. "all along the watchtower" is a real standout, great vocals, great guitar work, and really neat flute added in. the first of two shows leading up to being the opening act for rem's "green" tour.
1989-03-23: emory university - decatur, georgia ***
an okay sounding recording of a show at amy and emily's alma mater, the first appearance of the setlist that would form the basis of the "indigo girls" tour.
1989-04-10: madison square garden - new york, new york (opener for r.e.m.) ***
1989-04-14: the forum - montreal, canada (opener for r.e.m.) ***
1989-04-20: memorial hall - chapel hill, north carolina ***
1989-05-02: radio - amsterdam, the netherlands ***
1989-05-09: little five point pub - atlanta, georgia ***
1989-05-23: the roxy - los angeles, california ***
1989-05-30: the white dot - atlanta, georgia (amy ray) ***
an okay sounding recording, the sound is muffled but it is listenable. includes early versions of "hand me downs" and "keeper of my heart" as well as the only know recording of "pretty vision".
1989-06-05: lake compounce - bristol, connecticut (opener for neil young) ***
1989-06-06: waterloo village - stanhope, new jersey (opener for neil young) ***
1989-06-09: great woods - mansfield, massachusetts (opener for neil young) ***
1989-06-10: bally's grand pavilion - atlantic city, new jersey (opener for neil young) ***
1989-06-11: wnew - new york, new york ***
1989-06-12: garden state arts center - holmdel, new jersey (opener for neil young) ***
1989-06-22: peabody's downunder - cleveland, ohio ***
a really nice sounding recording of a radio broadcast from right after a series of shows opening for neil young. about a month later amy and emily would head out on their first national headlining tour.
1989-07-01: radio 1 - london, england ***
1989-07-08: the roxy - atlanta, georgia (second show) ***
a pretty good recording of a neat show, the setlist is a nice mix of early songs, songs from "indigo girls", and songs that would later make up "nomads*indians*saints". there are a lot of great guest performances, including sandy garfinkel on harmonica, ann richardson on flute, and holly faith as the backing band on a couple of songs. "holy city" "knockin' on heaven's door", and "american tune" are also standouts. captures an interesting moment in time as this was the last home show for awhile, less than ten days later amy and emily hit the road for their first national headlining tour.
1989-07-18: the grand emporium - kansas city, missouri ***
1989-07-19: red rocks - denver, colorado ***
1989-07-20: the fine line - minneapolis, minnesota ***
an excellent sounding recording from the fifth night of amy and emily's first national headlining tour. these shows are very special as amy and emily are playing for crowds that have never seen them live before and the crowds are just going crazy over the shows.
1989-07-21: memorial union terrace - madison, wisconsin ***
another really nice sounding recording of a radio broadcast from that first national headlining tour.
1989-07-27: the rivoli - toronto, canada ***
1989-08-02: wumb - boston, massachusetts ***
1989-08-02: the paradise - boston, massachusetts ***
1989-08-03: town hall - new york, new york ***
1989-08-09: 9:30 club - washington d.c. ***
1989-08-11: cat's cradle - chapel hill, north carolina ***
1989-08-24: little five points pub - atlanta, georgia (amy ray with the ellen james society) ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a rock rendition of "welcome me" as performed with the ellen james society (including chris mcguire on backup vocals). this performance took place about a year before the release of "nomads*indians*saints.
1989-08-31: the uptown lounge - athens, georgia ***
1989-10-02: tipitinas - new orleans, lousiana ***
1989-10-26: wgst - atlanta, georgia ***
1989-10-28: memorial hall - chapel hill, north carolina ***
another really good sounding recording, after spending the summer doing headlining dates (mostly in clubs) around the united states, amy and emily returned home to the southeast and began regularly playing theater sized venues. a nice mix of material including several songs that would appear on the following year's "nomads*indians*saints". three days after this show the "strange fire" record would be re-released.
1989-11-05: usher hall - edinburgh, scotland ***
1989-11-06: the borderline - london, england ***
1989-11-07: royal albert hall - london, england ***
1989-11-08: royal albert hall - london, england ***
1989-11-14: the huset - copenhagen, denmark ***
a nice sounding recording of a club show. stand out tracks include "strange fire", "blood and fire", "history of us", and "prince of darkness".
1989-11-18: elysea montmartre - paris, france ***
1989-12-04: the ridge theater - vancouver, british columbia ***
1989-12-12: the ventura theatre - ventura, california ***

1990-01-26: davidson college - davidson, north carolina ***
1990-02-15: trackside tavern - decatur, georgia ***
1990-02-25: rupert's - atlanta, georgia (amy ray with michelle malone and drag the river) ***
an okay sounding but definitely listenable recording of amy rocking out guesting with michelle malone and drag the river performing "all along the watchtower".
1990-04-01: little five points - atlanta, georgia ***
1990-04-21: merriweather post pavillion - columbia, maryland ***
1990-04-21: lisner auditorium - washington, d.c. ***
1990-04-22: the national mall - washington, d.c. (earth day) ***
1990-04-22: lisner auditorium - washington, d.c. ***
1990-04-22: lisner auditorium - washington, d.c. (alternate recording)***
a really nice sounding recording from a short preview tour of the material that would later comprise "nomads*indians*saints". this fun show included "the itsy bitsy spider", and guest appearances by michael stipe on "kid fears" and "summertime" and woody harrelson on "hey you". other highlights include "play it again sam" and "keeper of my heart".
1990-04-23: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1990-04-24: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1990-04-26: the tower theater - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
1990-04-28: the orpheum - boston, massachusetts ***
1990-04-29: wxrk - new york, new york ***
1990-04-29: the orpheum - boston, massachusetts ***
1990-04-30: the olympia - montreal, quebec ***
1990-05-01: convocation hall - toronto, ontario ***
1990-06-10: wfrg - atlanta, georgia ***
1990-08-04: atlanta - georgia (amy ray's singer songwriter showcase) ***
an okay sounding recording from the first of two songwriter showcases that amy hosted prior to the release of "nomads*indians*saints". features a solo version of "1 2 3" as well as a really nice cover of "i shall be released".
1990-08-09: the roxy - atlanta, georgia (amy ray's singer songwriter showcase 2) ***
an okay sounding recording from the second of the two songwriter showcases that amy hosted in 1990. features the first known performance of "chickenman" which includes a lengthy introduction, as well as a nice cover of "cowgirl in the sand".
1990-08-11: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
1990-08-11: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island (alternate) ***
1990-08-28: garden state arts center - holmdel, new jersey ***
1990-08-29: planting fields arboretum - oyster bay, new york ***
1990-08-30: tanglewood - lennox, massachusetts ***
1990-09-28: chastain park - atlanta, georgia ***
1990-10-08: gusman cultural center - miami, florida ***
1990-10-21: the paramount theater - denver, colorado ***
1990-10-21: the paramount theater - denver, colorado (alternate) ***
1990-10-21-22: the paramount theater - denver, colorado ***
an excellent sounding acoustic duo show from the right after "nomad indians saints" was released. this is believed to have been a small audience, pre-regular show recording session for what would later become the promotional release "shades of indigo".
1990-10-22: the paramount theater - denver, colorado ***
1990-10-22: the paramount theater - denver, colorado (alternate recording) ***
1990-xx-xx: backstage pass radio program ***
1990-xx-xx: disc drive radio program ***
1990-10-25: the paramount theater - seattle, washington ***
1990-10-27: arlene schnitzer theater - portland, oregon ***
1990-11-01: zellerbach auditorium - berkeley, california ***
1990-11-24: constitution hall - washington, d.c. ***
1990-11-25: birchmere - arlington, virginia ***
1990-11-27: whfs - baltimore, maryland ***
1990-11-27: painter's mill - baltimore, maryland ***
1990-11-28: the wetlands - new york, new york (planned parenthood benefit) ***
1990-11-29: the tower theater - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
1990-12-01: the state theater - new brunswick, new jersey ***
1990-12-02: wnew - new york, new york ***
1990-12-03: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1990-12-04: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1990-12-08: smith college - northampton, massachusetts ***
1990-12-09: toad's place - new haven, connecticut ***
1990-12-09: toad's place - new haven, connecticut (alternate source) ***
1990-12-09: toad's place - new haven, connecticut (alternate source 2) ***
1990-12-12: the orpheum - boston, massachusetts ***
1990-12-15: the outremont theater - montreal, quebec ***
1990-12-23: a and e revue (audio from tv show) ***
an acoustic performance of what emily describes as one of her mothers all time favorite christmas hymns, available in both audio and video format.

1991-01-13: wxrk - new york, new york ***
1991-01-17: shamrock high school - decatur, georgia ***
1991-01-29: soldiers and sailors memorial hall - pittsburgh, pennsylvania ***
1991-02-01: civic center - madison, wisconsin ***
1991-02-04: chicago theater - chicago, illinois ***
1991-02-09: folly theater - kansas city, missouri ***
1991-02-12: virginia theatre - champaign, illinois ***
1991-02-27: the roxy - atlanta, georgia (the little five points pub reunion) ***
1991-03-06: township auditorium - columbia, south carolina ***
1991-03-11: ovens auditorium - charlotte, north carolina ***
1991-03-14: hpe building - carrollton, georgia ***
1991-03-16: bell auditorium - augusta, georgia ***
1991-04-07: mountain stage ***
1991-04-07: mountain stage (alternate) ***
1991-04-15: memorial auditorium - greensboro, north carolina ***
1991-04-17: syria mosque - richmond, virginia ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a neat show with a great setlist, highlights include "uncle john's band".
1991-04-18: burruss hall - blacksburg, virginia ***
a pretty good recording of another neat show, highlights include "the ballad of squeaky fromme", an impromptu "me and bobby mcgee", and "history of us".
1991-04-xx: wxpn - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
1991-04-19: university of pennsylvania - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a really good outdoor show, with barbara marino on sax and sandy garfinkel on harmonica. highlights include "romeo and juliet" and "summertime".
1991-04-22: palace theatre - albany, new york ***
1991-04-23: the chance - poughkeepsie, new york *** - a pretty good sounding start to a series of acoustic duo shows that include snippets of the sound checks, in this case amy singing "free money". the set list also includes a number of older songs including "no way to treat a friend", "the ballad of squeaky fromme", and "hey jesus", as well as gerard mchugh guesting on "uncle john's band". also includes an extended version of "all along the watchtower" with a long guitar solo by emily and stream of conscious lyrics by amy including small snippets of "free money". to provide some context, this series of shows came on the heels of the first gulf war.
1991-04-25: dartmouth college - hanover, new hampshire ***
a pretty good sounding recording from when the touring behind nomads*indians*saints was beginning to wind down. it is an acoustic duo show with sara lee on bass and barbara marino guesting on the saxophone, one of the last shows before a period of experimentation began with differing band lineups including simone simonton and rachel lee, which then lead up to the break before the recording of "rites of passage". to provide some additional context, this series of shows in april of 1991 came on the heels of the first gulf war. the recording includes a portion of the sound check, which has amy singing a bit of "angel from montgomery" as well as working on an early version of "jonas and ezekial" that features some different lyrics than those that would end up in official release. it also includes "no way to treat a friend", the infamous "freebird/stairway to heaven/sweet home alabama" medley, "american tune", and michael lorant and gerard mchugh guesting on "uncle john's band".
1991-04-26: williams college - williamstown, massachusetts ***
a pretty good sounding acoustic duo show with sara lee and barbara marino from the end of the nomads*indians*saints tour. this recording has a bit of the sound check, with emily working on lyrics while playing the music that later became "virginia woolf", amy continuing to work on the lyrics for "jonas and ezekial", and amy covering "cowgirl in the sand". the regular portion of the show includes "no way to treat a friend", "summertime", and michael lorant and gerard mchugh and guesting on "uncle john's band". there is also a terrific introduction to "world falls", which includes the story of sejarez.
1991-04-27: university of rochester - rochester, new york ***
1991-04-28: fordham university - bronx, new york ***
the sound quality on this acoustic duo show is really good, during the sound check amy continues to work on the lyrics for "jonas and ezekial" and also plays a bit of "blue eyes cryin' in the rain". the regular portion of the show includes a lengthy rendition of "all along the watchtower" complete with a terrific guitar solo from emily and stream of conscious lyrics by amy that include part of "free money".
1991-05-07: summers on the beach - ft. lauderdale, florida ***
1991-05-08: carefree theatre - west palm beach, florida ***
1991-05-09: beecham theater - orlando, florida ***
1991-06-05: wolftrap - fairfax, virginia ***
1991-06-07: mann music center - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
1991-06-08: the capitol theater - port chester, new york (originally scheduled for roger baldwin park - greenwich, connecticut) ***
1991-06-13: wxrk - new york, new york ***
1991-06-16: world music theater - tinley park, illinois ***
1991-06-21: red rocks - denver, colorado ***
a terrific sounding recording of a radio broadcast of a great show. highlights include ellen james society guesting on "center stage", tried to be true", and "1 2 3", and rachel lee guesting on "southland in the springtime" and "history of us".
1991-06-23: bluegrass festival - telluride, colorado ***
1991-06-29: the greek theater - los angeles, california ***
1991-07-28: provincetown hall - provincetown, massachusetts ***
1991-08-10: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
1991-08-10: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
1991-09-01: fm104 - seattle, washington ***
1991-09-01: seattle center coliseum - seattle, washington ***
1991-10-05: verde valley school - sedona, arizona ***
1991-10-07: the beacon theatre - new york, new york (ban the dam jam) ***
1991-10-29: the roxy - atlanta, georgia ***

1992-01-21: constitution hall - washington, d.c. (voters for choice benefit) ***
1992-spring: general foods international coffees coffee house sessions - show 25 ***
an excellent sounding radio show from right before amy and emily went into the studio to record "rites of passage". all the tracks were done live in the studio and there are differences in the arrangements over what would eventually be released, especially with "ghost". terrific performances and good interview segments, reported only 200 original cds were created and sent out to radio stations, this is taken directly from one of those discs.
1992-03-17: variety playhouse - atlanta, georgia (amy ray with the ellen james society) ***
1992-04-15: trackside tavern - decatur, georgia (emily saliers) ***
1992-04-26: university of connecticut - storrs, connecticut ***
1992-04-xx: indigo hotline message for "rites of passage" ***
1992-xx-xx: wbfo - buffalo, new york ***
1992-05-22: chastain park - atlanta, georgia ***
1992-05-25: civic center - roanoke, virginia ***
1992-05-28: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
1992-05-29: whfs - baltimore, maryland ***
1992-05-29: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
1992-05-31: idiot's delight on wxrk - new york, new york ***
a really nice sounding radio appearance with live in studio performances of "three hits", "galileo", "crazy game", and a very special "romeo and juliet" where emily contributes some terrific guitar work, amy says this is the first time she has ever joined in on the song.
1992-xx-xx: jjj fm - australia ***
1992-06-01: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1992-06-02: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1992-06-03: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1992-06-04: hmv record store - new york, new york ***
1992-06-04: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1992-06-05: performing arts center - saratoga, new york ***
1992-06-09: memorial auditorium - burlington, vermont ***
1992-06-12: massey hall - toronto, ontario ***
1992-06-13: massey hall - toronto, ontario ***
1992-06-14: pine knob - clarkston, michigan ***
1992-06-17: veterans memorial auditorium - columbus, ohio ***
1992-06-21: cbc fm radio program - toronto, ontario ***
1992-06-22: chicago theater - chicago, illinois ***
1992-06-23: orpheum theater - minneapolis, minnesota ***
1992-06-24: ktcz - minneapoliz, minnesota ***
1992-06-25: oldstyle heartland stage - milwaukee, wisconsin ***
1992-06-26: world cafe radio show ***
1992-06-26: world cafe radio show (alternate) ***
1992-07-14: gaillad auditorium - charleston, south carolina ***
1992-07-18: broward performing arts center - ft. lauderdale, florida ***
1992-07-27: bass concert hall - austin, texas ***
1992-08-20: the pier - seattle, washington ***
1992-08-21: oaks amusement park - portland, oregon ***
1992-08-24: the great american music hall - san francisco, california ***
1992-08-24: the great american music hall - san francisco, california (alternate) ***
1992-08-27: the greek theatre - los angeles, california ***
1992-08-30: cal expo auditorium - sacramento, california ***
1992-09-20: central park - new york, new york ***
a good sounding recording of an afternoon outdoor show in central park from the "rites of passage" tour. this was the last american show before the tour headed over the europe for a month (including some shows opening for the neville brothers), and in addition to featuring the band (sara lee, jerry marotta, scarlet rivera, jane scapatoni) it has a very lighthearted feel. standouts include a fun version of "bartender's blues", a terrific "tangled up on blue" (scarlet rivera really stands out on this one), and a great rendition of "down by the river". there are also some really goofy interactions with the crowd, including amy ray clipping her nails after "crazy game".
1992-09-20: central park - new york, new york (alternate) ***
1992-10-02: paradiso - amsterdam, the netherlands ***
1992-10-03: station 3 radio - england ***
1992-10-05: university radio - nottingham, england ***
1992-10-05: clapham junction - london, england ***
1992-xx-xx: university radio - nottingham, england ***
1992-10-13: musichalle - hannover, germany (opener for the neville brothers) ***
1992-10-23: kridthuset - copenhagen, denmark ***
an excellent sounding recording of a "rites of passage" show from the european leg of the tour. this is a band show with sara lee on bass, scarlet rivera on violin, jane scarpantoni on cello, and budgie on drums. the strings and drumming are featured throughout, including a really unique drum part on "let it be me" and featured strings in leu of soc lyrics on "chickenman". "tangled up in blue" is terrific, and "down by the river" was an unplanned second encore, and although there are a few dropouts in sound in places, it is a great off the cuff rendition with amy throwing in some stream of conscious lyrics towards the end. one additional note about this show - there was a fair amount of controversy in the long time fan community surrounding the rites of passage tour, with the shows growing from simple productions with amy, emily, and eventually sara lee, to fully staged productions with a full band and stage backdrops and significant light shows, the video for 'joking' shows a bit of the new look. anyway, there may be some who disagree to this day, but listening to the freshness in the arrangements and performances of these songs, all the controversy seems like more of a moot point now than ever.
1992-10-25: tivoli - utrecht, the netherlands ***
1992-11-15: civic center - montgomery, alabama ***
a really good sounding recording from the "rites of passage" tour. after 6 months of touring with a full band and a large stage show, this is the first night of a back to basics acoustic duo tour of the southest united states. there is a wonderful freshness to the show as they work through the new arrangements and make on the fly changes to the setlist. standouts include "jonas and ezekial", emily performing "river", amy performing "the ballad of squeaky fromme", and michelle malone guesting on "the water is wide".
1992-11-18: miller and company - nashville, tennessee ***
1992-11-22: george mason university - fairfax, virginia ***
1992-11-23: whfs - baltimore, maryland ***
1992-11-24: george mason university - fairfax, virginia ***
1992-12-02: the state theatre - new brunswick, new jersey ***
1992-12-04: gosman center - waltham, massachusetts ***
1992-12-05: bates college - lewiston, maine ***
an okay sounding recording that includes a portion of the soundcheck during which amy is working on the lyrics for "fugitive" and "reunion", the show also includes guest appearances by the roches and siouxsie sioux.
1992-12-06: fine arts center - amherst, massachusetts***
a pretty good sounding recording of the last half of a show, includes guest appearances by the roches and siouxsie sioux.
1992-12-08: the palace theater - new haven, connecticut***
a nice sounding recording of a show from the last week of the "rites of passage" tour - "jonas and ezekial", "let it be me", great renditions of all the songs and guest appearances from the roches and siouxsie sioux.
1992-12-11: the tower theater - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a great show, most nights of this leg of the tour, including this night, featured "tangled up in blue" and "down by the river" and siouxsie sioux again contributing "something wicked this way comes" and "strange fruit".
1992-12-13: kuhl gym - geneseo, new york***
another pretty good sounding recording of a great show, the band, amy and emily's vocals, this was a terrific tour leg. siouxsie sioux and ferron both make guest appearances.
1992-12-14: shea's performing arts center - buffalo, new york ***
1992-12-15: the palace theater - cleveland, ohio***
a terrific recording of the last night of the "rites of passage" tour, "strange fire", "love's recovery", "pushing the needle to far", "virginia woolf", classic versions of each, also includes quest appearances by siouxsie sioux and ferron.
1992-12-29: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (amy ray and ellen james society) ***

unknown: miscellaneous live tracks (unknown sources)
unknown: miscellaneous live tracks 2 (unknown sources, labeled new york, philly, chicago)
unknown: miscellaneous live tracks 3 (unknown sources)

1993-01-02: the clermont lounge - atlanta, georgia (amy ray and ellen james society) ***
a pretty good recording of a rocking performance, amy guests with the ellen james society on an extended version of their "god in heaven" and trades vocals with chris mcquire. amy contributed vocals on the original studio recording as well, which is still available through daemon records on the ellen james society cd "reluctantly we..." (a terrific record that i highly recommend). amy was also a frequent guest for live performances of the song, often working in a soc section towards the end of the song, as she does in this recording.
1993-01-19: constitution hall - washington, d.c. ***
an pretty good sounding recording of a benefit show, david crosby guests on "galileo", there is a scorching version of "all along the watchtower" (complete with stream of conscious lyrics and amazing guitar work), and at the end all the performers play "teach your children" together.
1993-02-04: orchestra hall - minneapolis, minnesota ***
a somewhat distant and sometimes hissy recording of a really good show, the solo songs for the night were "romeo and juliet" and "real good for free".
1993-02-10: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia ***
a really good recording of a really neat show, the crowd is loud between the songs, and occassionally during the songs, but it is an accurate representation of what it was like to see amy and emily at eddie's attic back in the day. terrific guest spots by gerard mchugh, caroline aiken, eddie owen, and ashley and mark. also the public debut of "reunion", which features different lyrics and amy says was just finished that day, and a terrific "another on the rise" by caroline aiken and emily. funny banter throughout, including the run up to "never stop".
1993-03-05: town and country - london, england ***
a nice sounding recording of a neat show where joan baez guests on "don't think twice it's alright", "the water is wide", "welcome me", and "american tune", in addition to a solo performance of "swing low sweet chariot".
1993-03-08: the club - brussels, belgium ***
1993-03-09: radio noord ***
a nice recording of a radio appearance where "three hits" and "galileo" are performed live in the studio as an acoustic duo.
1993-03-12: logo - hamburg, germany ***
a terrific sounding recording of a fun show, the crowd is a little chatty at times, but kevn kinney sitting in on "down by the river" and "straight to hell" more than makes up for it.
1993-03-12: logo - hamburg, germany (alternate recording) ***
1993-03-15: tivoli - dublin, ireland ***
a nice sounding recording of a neat show, fiachna o braonain of hothouse flowers guests on "closer to fine".
1993-03-20: riverside club - newcastle, england ***
1993-04-04: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia ($10 tour) ***
in the spring of 1993, after almost a year of big stage production touring behind "rites of passage", amy and emily and their band got back to basics with the $10 tour. the venues were small clubs, tickets and t-shirts were both $10, and the first fan in line at each show got to pick the setlist from a list of songs. this is a really good sounding recording of the opening night of that tour, highlights include dede vogt guesting on "the water is wide".
1993-04-05: 40 watt club - athens, georgia ($10 tour) ***
a pretty good recording of the second night of the tour, another great set list, michelle malone guests on "down by the river", janet mclaughlin guests on "get together", and michael stipe guests on "kid fears".
1993-04-06: cat's cradle - chapel hill, north carolina ($10 tour) ***
another pretty good recording, this time of the third night of the tour, highlights include beautiful renditions of "you left it up to me" and "history of us".
1993-04-07: the boathouse - norfolk, virginia ($10 tour) ***
a pretty good sounding recording of another neat show, highlights include "play it again sam" (with a great introduction by emily) and michelle malone guesting on "strange fire".
1993-04-09: birchmere - alexandria, virginia ($10 tour) ***
another pretty good sounding recording of a great show, michelle malone guests on "i don't wanna know" and delivers a message to someone in the crowd during the introduction, and a band version of "you and me of the 10,000 wars".
1993-04-10: the bottom line - new york, new york (early show) ($10 tour) ***
a really good sounding show featuring a terrific "jonas and ezekiel" and "love of the common people" complete with the roches on backing vocals.
1993-04-10: the bottom line - new york, new york (late show) ($10 tour) ***
1993-04-11: mountain stage radio program ***
1993-04-13: bogart's - cincinnati, ohio ($10 tour) ***
this is a really good sounding recording, with some truly amazing vocals throughout, including one of the all time best performances of "tangled up in blue".
1993-04-18: cabaret metro - chicago, illinois ($10 tour) ***
a really good recording of the last night of the $10 tour, highlights include "down by the river" and the debut of amy and emily joining michelle malone on "alter of my youth".
1993-04-20: valaparaiso university - valaparaiso, illinois ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a great show, michael lorant sits in on "kid fears" and "chickenman", and in the run up to "ghost" both amy and emily remark on lighters being held aloft, amy says she thinks it is the first time that has ever happened for them. both are in fine voice and fine spirits throughout.
1993-04-21: breslin center - east lansing, michigan ***
1993-04-22: fox theater - detroit, michigan ***
an excellent sounding recording of a terrific show.
1993-04-24: rialto square theater - joliet, illinois ***
1993-04-29: jazz and heritage festival - new orleans, louisiana ***
1993-05-07: frankin and marshall college - lancaster, pennsylvania ***
1993-05-31: idiot's delight radio program - new york, new york ***
a pretty good recording of a neat in studio performance, the first and only known time that emily contributes some terrific guitar work on "romeo and juliet".
1993-08-03: the forum - london, england ***
1993-08-04: the forum - london, england ***
1993-08-06: dramouter folk festival - dramouter, belgium ***
1993-08-08: the newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
with joan baez and mary-chapin carpenter
1993-08-21: autzen stadium - eugene, oregon (opener for the grateful dead) ***
1993-08-21: autzen stadium - eugene, oregon (opener for the grateful dead) (alternate recording) ***
1993-08-21: autzen stadium - eugene, oregon (opener for the grateful dead) (alternate recording 2) ***
1993-08-22: autzen stadium - eugene, oregon (opener for the grateful dead) ***
1993-08-22: autzen stadium - eugene, oregon (opener for the grateful dead) (alternate recording) ***
1993-08-22: autzen stadium - eugene, oregon (opener for the grateful dead) (alternate recording 2) ***
1993-08-22: grateful dead radio hour #262 ***
1993-09-26: songwriter showcase - eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (kelly hogan, amy ray, cooper seay, jan dykes) (radio broadcast) ***
the late 80s and early 90s were a really fun time to hang out in atlanta, on any given night you could chose between hearing michelle malone, kristen hall, wendy bucklew, ellen james society, and more, and if you were really lucky you might catch them sharing the stage with up to three other artists in what were then known as songwriter showcases. the shows were very loosely formatted, and the different artists would often start singing and/or playing along with each other, making for some really neat collaborations. the fall of 1993 found both amy and emily participating in on these types of shows, working on the songs that would later comprise the "swamp ophelia" record. this show has amy sitting in with kelly hogan, cooper seay, and jan dykes, and is the radio broadcast of the first half of the set.
1993-09-26: songwriter showcase - eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (kelly hogan, amy ray, cooper seay, jan dykes) ***
an audience recording of the entire performance from the same show as the above radio broadcast, includes a guest appearance by emily on the last few songs.
1993-10-27: songwriter showcase - eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (pierce pettis, janet mclaughlin, emily saliers, dede vogt) (radio broadcast) ***
emily sitting in with pierce pettis, janet mclaughlin, and dede vogt, all of whom are terrific artists in their own rights. this recording is the radio broadcast of the first half of the set, to the best of my knowledge no audience recording exists of the second half of the show, which was not broadcast.
1993-11-xx: urban nirvana - atlanta, georgia ***
recorded a couple of days before amy and emily went into the studio to record "swamp ophelia". the show was unannouced with just a handful of fans getting advanced word through the atlanta grapevine, and luckily for us one of them brought their tape recorder. the performance was completely unplugged, no mics, no amps, no monitors, and was a dry run of sorts for many of the songs that would end up on the record. the sound quality is pretty good, especially considering the conditions.

1994-01-22: songwriter showcase - eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (kelly hogan, dave claire, amy ray, cooper seay) ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a neat songwriter showcase, highlights include amy covering "tired of talkin" (a gerard mchugh song) and also an incredible early version of "problem child" (later to evolve into "go").
1994-02-21: modern rock live ***
1994-03-26: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (new mongrels) ***
a pretty good recording of the only know public performance of the "new mongrels", a band comprised of musicians from seattle and atlanta (including amy and emily) that released one record on the daemon label.
1994-04: indigo hotline message for "swamp ophelia" ***
1994-04-20: the difference - radio program ***
an excellent quality recording of an acoustic duo in studio radio performance, featuring a terrific cover of neil young's "cortez the killer", which is much more subdued that the live version, as well as a terrific rendition of "least complicated".
1994-04-22: snivley arena - durham, new hampshire ***
1994-04-23: the cage - amherst college - amherst, massachusetts ***
a really nice sounding recording of a neat show from the second night of a short tour leading up to the release of "swamp ophelia". all but one song from the new record are played ("fare the well" is the exception), and it is cool to hear the crowd react so well to so many songs they have never heard before, including "touch me fall" with its electric guitars. some slight distortion in places, but it does not take away from a great show.
1994-04-24: rochester institute of technology - rochester, new york ***
1994-04-25: union college - schednectady, new york ***
a really nice sounding recording of a cool show, highlights include "pushing the needle too far" (amy forgets some of the lyrics and it turns into a sort of jam session with some great guitar work from emily) and an 8+ minute version of "touch me fall".
1994-04-25: union college - schednectady, new york (alternate recording) ***
1994-04-30: earth jam - stone mountain, georgia ***
a good recording of a really neat show, guests include viva la diva, kristen hall, jackson browne, mary-chapin carpenter, nanci griffith, and murray attaway. covers include "london calling", "southern man", "big yellow taxi", "where do the children play", and "what's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding".
1994-05-09: dj's on 99x - atlanta, georgia ***
a really good sounding recording of an hour long stint as djs, no in studio performances but amy and emily got to pick and introduce the songs they played, and made some neat choices.
1994-05-13: world cafe radio show ***
a very good sounding radio show from four days after the release of "swamp ophelia". all the tracks were done live in the studio, including a duo performance of "touch me fall" and a great rendition of "the wood song". another set of terrific performances and good interview segments.
1994-06-02: radio - england ***
a pretty good sounding recording of an in studio radio performance including "dead man's hill" and "least complicated".
1994-06-03: greater london radio - england ***
another pretty good sounding recording of an in studio radio performance, this time with "least complicated" and "the wood song".
1994-06-03: hammersmith apollo - london, england ***
a really nice sounding recording, which also includes the hour plus soundcheck.
1994-06-17: city stages - birmingham, alabama ***
1994-06-18: johnny walker radio one - england ***
1994-06-18: peace center - greenville, south carolina ***
1994-06-21: classic amphitheatre - richmond, virginia ***
1994-06-23: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
1994-06-24: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
1994-06-25: mann music center - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
a terrific sounding recording of a great show, highlights include kristen hall singing "let it rain" and also sitting in with cooper tisdale for "southern man".
1994-06-28: radio city music hall - new york, new york ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a great show from the "swamp ophelia" tour, pieced together in its entirety by combining tracks from two commercial boots of that era, nothing to hide and days of wine and roses. in addition to a number of guest appearances, there is also a short stream of conscious segment during "touch me fall". shortly after this leg of the tour "touch me fall" started extending out past the 10 minute mark, and on occasion more than twice that number. if you have a particular interest in stream of conscious lyrics there is a fan assembled boot called rants and raves that has nothing but, the sounds quality of which varies greatly from track to track.
1994-06-28: radio city music hall - new york, new york (alternate recording) ***
1994-06-29: radio city music hall - new york, new york ***
1994-06-30: the knitting factory - new york, new york ***
1994-07-01: great woods - mansfield, massachusetts ***
1994-07-01: great woods - mansfield, massachusetts (alternate recording) ***
1994-07-02: johnny walker radio one - england ***
1994-07-02: yale university - new haven, connecticut ***
1994-07-03: stratton mountain - stratton, vermont ***
an excellent sounding recording of a terrific show, includes rache alpert guesting on "summertime", a by then rare performance of "center stage", and an always stunnningly beautiful "language or the kiss".
1994-07-03: stratton mountain - stratton, vermont (alternate recording) ***
a pretty good sounding recording, the in between song talk has been cut out.
1994-07-05: st. denis theatre - montreal, canada ***
a really good sounding recording of an acoustic show from early in the swamp ophelia tour season. it includes a ten minute version of "touch me fall" (later in the tour it would stretch to twenty plus minutes), complete with stream of conscious lyrics, and jane siberry adds some beautiful vocals to "language or the kiss" and "mystery".
1994-07-10: fraze pavillion - kettering, ohio ***
a really nice sounding recording of a terrific performance that inclues caroline aiken guesting on "white house blues", and a 13+ minute "touch me fall". if you've never heard caroline aiken highly recommend "white house blues".
1994-07-14: riverside theater - milwaukee, wisconsin ***
an excellent sounding recording of a terrific acoustic duo show, opens with "strange fire" and includes a stunning "language or the kiss". guest appearances by mrs. fun, michael lorant, and shiela doyle.
1994-07-16: northrup auditorium - minneapolis, minnesota ***
1994-07-17: northrup auditorium - minneapolis, minnesota ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a very cool show with guest appearances by big fish ensemble ("peace, love, and understanding", "this train revised", and "chickenman") and mrs. fun (a really powerful arrangement of "dead man's hill"), other highlights include "the wood song" and a ten plus minute "touch me fall", which includes a soc segment.
1994-07-24: chastain park - atlanta, georgia ***
1994-07-25: chastain park - atlanta, georgia ***
1994-08-07: the newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
1994-08-13: red rocks amphitheater - morrison, colorado ***
a great sounding recording of a radio broadcast of the show, highlights (including the amazing oft changed setlist) are caroline aiken guesting on "white house blues" (with a very, very funny chat with the crowd running up to it) and "finlandia", and big fish ensemble guesting on "this train revised" and "kid fears".
1994-08-13: red rocks amphitheater - morrison, colorado (alternate recording) ***
an alternate and also great sounding recording of a radio broadcast of the show, which includes the entire 16+ minute "touch me fall", but missing "finlandia".
1994-08-16: the pier - seattle, washington ***
1994-08-17: the pier - seattle, washington ***
1994-08-20: on the edge radio program ***
1994-08-20: the greek theater - berkeley, california ***
1994-08-21: the greek theater - berkeley, california ***
1994-08-22: ksca studios - glendale, california ***
an excellent recording of a chaotic but very fun radio appearance from the swamp ophelia tour. in addition to some terrific interview segments, the acoustic duo song performances are wonderful as well, including a standout rendition of "reunion".
1994-08-23: modern rock live radio program ***
an excellent recording of a neat radio appearance, notable both for the terrific in studio performances and the length of the interview segments.
1994-08-23: modern rock live radio program (alternate recording) ***
1994-08-24: county bowl - santa barbara, california ***
1994-09-01: the backyard - austin, texas ***
1994-09-02: kges - austin, texas ***
1994-09-02: the backyard - austin, texas ***
1994-09-03: the woodlands - woodlands, texas ***
1994-09-25: ford amphitheater - vail, colorado ***
1994-09-29: arie crown theater - chicago, illinois ***
an excellent sounding recording of a neat acoustic duo show, includes "peace love and understanding" with big fish ensemble. "center stage" and "this train revised" are both standouts. there are references throughout to security at the shows, which was apparently pretty strict.
1994-09-30: arie crown theater - chicago, illinois ***
another excellent sounding recording of a terrific acoustic duo show, outstanding performances includes "joking" and "virginia woolf", and there is a really fun run up to "center stage". the references to the strict security carry over from the previous night.
1994-10-01: shoreline amphitheater - mountain view, california (bridge school benefit) ***
1994-10-02: shoreline amphitheater - mountain view, california (bridge school benefit) ***
1994-10-08: hill auditorium - ann arbor, michigan ***
1994-10-09: the palace theater - columbus, ohio ***
1994-10-14: rochester auditorium - rochester, new york ***
1994-10-15: shea's buffalo center - buffalo, new york ***
a pretty good sounding recording, includes sandy garfinkel on several tracks and the first known live performance of "what's the buzz" with amy and emily and big fish ensemble.
1994-11-20: the academy - manchester, england ***
1994-11-21: sheperd's bush empire - london, england ***
an okay recording of part of the last show prior to the disney tv special taping the following night, most notable for the very sweet and very funny discussion that takes place before "virginia woolf", which amy starts off by talking about the issues she is having with the lead guitar part on "fugitive", and emily's responses are priceless.
1994-11-22: sheperd's bush empire - london, england ***
a really good recording of a very neat show, was being taped for a disney tv special and there ended up being three encores as a couple of songs needed to be played twice. some of the talking between songs is missing. the "continuity music" leading into the second take of "power of two" is really fun, as is the lead in to the second "fugitive", and the show is closed by a very special "strange fire". at almost two and a half hours, the longest known show since amy and emily's multi-set bar shows back before "indigo girls" was released.
1994-11-22: sheperd's bush empire (broadcast source) - london, england ***
an excellent quality recording of a radio broadcast of some of the songs recorded for the tv special.
1994-11-27: the variety playhouse - atlanta, georgia (jesus christ superstar) ***
1994-12-03: the spectrum - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
a really nice recording of a great show, highlights include gayle ann dorsey sitting in on several songs, including an amazing "mystery", and a really neat "pushing the needle too far" which includes an extended guitar solo and some improvised lyrics by amy. "touch me fall" is cut towards the end, but contains a great guitar solo and the beginning of an stream of conscious lyrics section.
1994-12-03: the spectrum - philadelphia, pennsylvania (alternate recording) ***
1994-12-05: madison square garden - new york, new york ***
1994-12-08: cumberland civic center - portland, oregon ***
a pretty good recording of a neat show, includes a 17+ minute "touch me fall"-"cortez the killer".
1994-12-09: mullins center - amherst, massachusetts ***
a really good recording of a terrific show, includes an amazing 18+ minute "touch me fall"-"cortez the killer" with great vocals from both amy and emily, and some amazing guitar work by emily.
1994-12-09: mullins center - amherst, massachusetts (alternate recording) ***
1994-12-10: brandeis university - waltham, massachusetts ***
a nice sounding recording of a really neat show, instead of amy and emily sitting in with k's choice for "rockin in the free world", k's choice joins amy and emily and their band during the encores, and it is a terrific rendition.
1994-12-10: brandeis university - waltham, massachusetts (alternate recording) ***
1994-12-11: the patriot center - washington, d.c. ***
1994-12-20: symphony hall - atlanta, georgia ***
a nice sounding recording of a neat show, highlights include gail ann dorsey sitting in on "mystery", gerard mchugh on "thin line", and an 11+ minute version of "chickenman", including a spoken word segment where amy tells the story of meeting chickenman.
1994-12-21: symphony hall - atlanta, georgia ***
1994-12-31: rainy day records - atlanta, georgia (amy ray) ***
an excellent sounding recording of a solo acoustic performance that amy ray made on new years eve in 1994. rainy day records was a store front record store in a strip mall in northeast atlanta, whose proprietor perry was a big supporter of the atlanta music scene and who used to have a lot of the local artists come by and give afternoon performances in his store. rainy day records was also the source of the "early recordings" series of bootlegs (these are available for download in the "commercial bootlegs" section of this page), the last i heard of perry was that he had retired to the florida keys in the late 1990's. in this recording amy borrows caroline aiken's guitar to play "three hits", "lincoln duncan" (a paul simon cover), and "problem child", an early version of "go" with differing lyrics.

1995-02-07: gaillard auditorium - charleston, south carolina ***
a really good recording of an amazing night, over two hours of music, including amy and emily guesting with michelle malone and band de soleil on a 12+ minute "cortez the killer" (the guitar solos on this are incredible), an 11+ minute "chickenman", michelle malone guesting on "wild horses", and "touch me fall" combined with patty smith's "free money".
1995-02-07: gaillard auditorium - charleston, south carolina (alternate recording) ***
1995-02-13: 2ser fm - australia ***
1995-02-22: concert hall - brisbane, australia ***
1995-02-23: state theatre - sydney, australia ***
1995-02-24: state theatre - sydney, australia
1995-03-02: 2ser fm - australia ***
1995-03-24: the backyard - austin, texas
1995-04-03: shirk center - bloomington, illinois
1995-04-05: mcdonough field - decatur, georgia
1995-04-08: market square arena - indianapolis, indiana
1995-04-12: convocation center - athens, ohio
1995-04-15: warner theater - erie, pennsylvania
1995-04-19: memorial auditorium - burlington, vermont ***
this is a really good recording of a great show, amy and emily guest with michelle malone and band de soliel for a 12+ minute renditon of "cortez the killer", complete with stream of conscious lyrics from amy and some incredible guitar work by emily, other standouts include a 15 minute "touch me fall", again with soc lyrics from amy and some great guitar work from emily, and gail ann dorsey sitting in on "tried to be true" and "midnight train to georgia". highly recommended.
1995-04-20: meehan auditorium - providence, rhode island
1995-04-21: sports and rec center - saratoga springs, new york ***
a really nice sounding recording of another great show, includes a 24+ minute "touch me fall"/"cortez the killer" with michelle malone and band de soliel and some really amazing guitar and cello work. gail ann dorsey also guests on "tried to be true", "kid fears", and "midnight train to georgia". highly recommended.
1995-04-22: earth jam - stone mountain, georgia
1995-04-24: the palace - new haven, connecticut
1995-xx-xx: jjj fm radio - australia
1995-04-25: mid-hudson civic center - poughkeepsie, new york ***
1995-04-26: the tower theater - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
a pretty good recording of a neat show, in addition to a 18+ minute "chickenman" and a 14+ minute "touch me fall" (both with stream of conscious lyrics), gail ann dorsey guests on "midnight train to georgia", "dead man's hill" is especially intense, and in between two attempts at "watershed" is an impromptu cover of elton john's "holiday inn".
1995-04-27: stabler arena - bethlehem, pennsylvania ***
1995-04-28: busch field - new brunswick, new jersey ***
an okay sounding recording of a neat show, with a 17+ minute "touch me fall", including stream of conscious lyrics from amy and some great guitar work from emily.
1995-04-29: the roxy - atlanta, georgia (rock for aids) ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a great benefit appearance, includes a 17+ minute "chickenman" with stream of conscious lyrics from amy and an amazing guitar solo from emily, and a really neat "southern man" with kristen hall.
1995-05-01: the difference - radio program ***
an oustanding quality recording of an acoustic duo in studio performance of "cortez the killer".
1995-05-06: berkely, california
1995-05-08: oscar meyer theater - madison, wisconsin ***
an okay sounding recording of a terrific show, includes "bartender's blues" and a combined "touch me fall"/"cortez the killer" that clocks in at over 24 minutes.
1995-05-09: northrup auditorium - minneapolis, minnesota ***
1995-05-12: duluth, minnesota
1995-05-13: walker theater - winnipeg, canada
1995-05-21: auditorium theater - denver, colorado
1995-05-25: symphony hall - phoenix, arizona
1995-05-26: summer pops bowl - san diego, california
1995-06-22: greater london radio - london, england ***
1995-06-23: interview - england ***
1995-06-23: bbc radio one - london, england
1995-06-24: glastonbury festival - glastonbury, england ***
an excellent sounding recording of a terrific show that was the second to last indigo girls performance before the extended break surrounding the release of the "1200 curfews" record. all the performances are spirited, including great renditions of "reunion", "tried to be true", "bury my heart at wounded knee", and "midnight train to georgia".
1995-06-24: glastonbury festival - glastonbury, england ***
another excellent sounding recording of the show, which includes more (and different) songs from the same night. highlights include an extended "chickenman" including a stream of concious section, and "hammer and a nail". amy and emily are both in extra fine voice.
1995-07-01: radio - england
1995-07-03: greater london radio - england
1995-07-28: the pier - seattle, washington (jesus christ superstar)
1995-07-29: sandy bradley's potluck radio show - seattle, washington
1995-07-29: the pier - seattle, washington (jesus christ superstar)
1995-07-30: the pier - seattle, washington (jesus christ superstar)
1995-08-06: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
a really good recording of the last show before a nine month break in touring. the set list has a lot of covers, including "it won't take long" (with ferron), "don't think twice it's alright" (with joan baez), "bury my heart at wounded knee", and "down by the river" (it takes amy two tries to get the lyrics right). also a really beautiful "love's recovery".

1996-02-25: red light cafe - atlanta, georgia (cooper seay, michelle malone, amy ray, emily saliers) ***
a pretty good recording of a neat songwriter in the round performance that includes early versions of "don't give that girl a gun", "caramia", "going to the country" and "cut it out", as well as "the ballad of squeaky fromme", "for free", and "free of hope".
1996-04-04: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia ***
1996-04-24: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (flunkie) ***
in early 1996, after a long break from touring, both amy and emily started playing club dates around atlanta with new bands formed with local musicians, playing a great mixture of songs, including many that would end up on the following years "shaming of the sun". amy, michael lorant, and sheila doyle formed a band called "flunkie", and this is pretty good sounding recording of one of their shows.
1996-05-02: the fairgrounds - new orleans, lousiana ***
1996-05-04: lakefront arena - new orleans, louisiana ***
1996-05-04: lakefront arena - new orleans, louisiana (alternate) ***
a nice recording of an arena show that was part of the jazzfest that year. standout tracks include "thin line", a rare performance of "chiapas bound", and joan baez and michelle malone helping to close out the show with "don't think twice its alright", "wild horses", and "finlandia".
1996-05-30: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (amy ray and friends) ***
a nice recording of another neat show, highlights include "cut it out" with amy accompanied by ann richardson on flute.
1996-05-31: the point - atlanta, georgia (hash) ***
emily's band of local musicians was known as "hash" and included dede vogt, caroline aiken, and missy speert. they were definitely a rock band, and "high horse" even made the setlist for this appearance. a very good sounding recording of a loud club show.
1996-06-30: pride - atlanta, georgia (hash and indigo girls) ***
1996-08-04: decatur, georgia (emily saliers) ***
a really good sounding recording of a neat show, was supposed to be an indigo girls appearance but amy was out of the country and unable to get back in time, so emily plays a few solo songs and then is joined by michelle malone. "it's alright" in particular really stands out, including a terrific introduction.
1996-08-11: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
a pretty good recording of a really neat show, michelle malone and sandy garfinkel guest, and highlights include previews of several songs that would end up on the following years "shaming on the sun", and also "chiapas bound" and "winthrop".
1996-08-12: club casino - hampton beach, new hampshire
1996-08-14: roseland - new york, new york
1996-08-15: the electric factory - philadelphia, pennsylvania
1996-08-16: artpark - lewiston, new york
1996-08-17: the boathouse - norfolk, virginia
1996-08-18: rock for aids - atlanta, georgia (emily saliers) ***
a really nice recording of another cool solo show, includes a terrific "it's alright" and a beautiful "ghost", then kristen hall and michelle malone join in for a few songs.
1996-08-20: the backyard - austin, texas
1996-08-24: las cruces, new mexico ***
1996-08-25: paolo solieri - santa fe, new mexico
1996-08-26: mesa amphitheater - mesa, arizona
1996-08-31: bumbershoot - seattle, washington
1996-09-20: northrup auditorium - minneapolis, minnesota (honor the earth)
1996-09-26: severance hall - cleveland, ohio (woodie guthrie tribute) ***
1996-10-04: world cafe radio program ***
a pretty good sounding radio show made between the release of "honor 1" and the recording of "shaming of the sun". all the tracks were done live in the studio, "blood quantum" and "don't give that girl a gun" are not to be missed. another great set of performances and good interview segments.
1996-10-17: shangri la studios - malibu, california (honor the earth cd release party) ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a radio broadcast of the official honor the earth cd release party. the show includes guest appearances by bonnie raitt and glen phillips (toad the wet sprocket), and a rare live performance of "blood quantum", pre-release versions of "shame on you" and "it's alright", and an extended version of "cortez the killer" with stream of conscious lyrics.

1997-01-20: radio free los angeles ***
1997-03-12: mount holyoke college - south hadley, massachusetts
1997-03-16: hofstra university - hempstead, new york
1997-03-18: elmira university - elmira, new york
1997-03-24: university of michigan - ann arbor, michigan ***
an excellent sounding recording of a very special acoustic duo show from about a month before "shaming of the sun" was released. almost all the new record gets played, including a ten minute "everything in its own time", which is started over in the middle, and a really intense "cut it out". also includes an amazing "chiapas bound" with some terrific guitar work from emily.
1997-03-20: just passin thru on whfs
1997-03-28: great river hall - davenport, iowa
1997-04-xx: crocodile cafe
1997-04-01: kfog
1997-04-03: kmtt - seattle, washington
1997-04-04: kwva - eugene, oregon
1997-04-04: hult center's silva theatre - eugene, oregon
1997-04-10: 93.3 the zone - dallas, texas
1997-04-10: will rogers memorial center - fort worth, texas
1997-04-12: snively arena - durham, new hampshire
1997-04-15: recreation hall - university park, pennsylvania
1997-04-16: outdoor quad - norton, massachusetts
1997-04-17: mix 98.5
1997-04-17: mama kin
1997-04-20: whfs radio program - rockville, maryland
1997-04-20: bender arena - washington, d.c.
1997-04-27: apc studios - 99x ***
an excellent sounding recording of a neat acoustic duo radio performance, amy and emily's equipment did not arrive in time so they played on borrowed instruments. includes an amazing "don't give that girl a gun" and a really beautiful "everything in its own time".
1997-04-27: modern rock live
1997-05-04: y100 sonic sessions - philadelphia, pennsylvania
1997-05-16: world cafe ***
1997-05-18: beard eaves memorial coliseum - auburn, alabama
1997-05-23: chastain park - atlanta, georgia
1997-05-24: chastain park - atlanta, georgia
1997-05-25: chastain park - atlanta, georgia
1997-05-28: wolf trap - vienna, virginia
1997-05-29: wolf trap - vienna, virginia
1997-05-30: mann music center - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
1997-05-31: meadows music theater - hartford, connecticut ***
1997-06-02: mercury lounge - new york, new york
1997-06-03: madison square garden - new york, new york
1997-06-06: great woods - mansfield, massachusetts ***
originally broadcast as a pay per view, hopefully someday this show will be released on dvd. in the mean time here is an excellent sounding fan recording, a classic "shaming of the sun" tour show that also includes a terrific "wild horses" featuring michelle malone.
1997-06-07: saratoga performing arts center - saratoga springs, new york ***
a pretty good recording of a very neat show, ulali guests and really shines on "burn all the letters", "leeds", and an unbelievable "shed your skin".
1997-06-09: st. denis theater - montreal, quebec
1997-06-13: fraze pavilion - kettering, ohio
1997-06-17: kbco - boulder, colorado***
a great sounding recording that includes terrific in studio performances of "get out the map", "galileo", and "jonas and ezekial" along with an interview segment.
1997-06-27: the backyard - austin, texas
1997-06-30: kzon - phoenix, arizona
1997-06-30: community amphitheater - mesa, arizona
1997-07-01: hospitality point - san diego, california
1997-07-02: the greek theater - los angeles, california
1997-07-03: the star - los angeles, california
1997-07-03: the greek theater - los angeles, california
1997-07-05: the greek theatre - berkeley, california
1997-07-06: the greek theatre - berkeley, california
1997-07-09: champoeg state park amphitheater - saint paul, oregon
1997-07-10: champoeg state park amphitheater - saint paul, oregon
1997-07-11: the pier - seattle, washington
1997-07-12: the pier - seattle, washington
1997-07-13: the pier - seattle, washington
1997-07-16: kisn
1997-07-16: wolf mountain amphitheater - park city, utah
1997-07-17: red rocks amphitheater - morrison, colorado
1997-07-25: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia
1997-07-30: walnut creek amphitheatre - raleigh, north carolina (lilith fair) ***
1997-08-08: deer creek - noblesville, indiana (lilith fair)
1997-08-09: world theater - tinley park, illinois (lilith fair)
1997-08-12: star lake amphitheater - burgettstown, pennsylvania (lilith fair) ***
1997-08-16: molson amphitheater - toronto, ontario (lilith fair) ***
1997-08-17: stade dumaurier - montreal, quebec (lilith fair)
1997-08-20: canterbury park - shakopee, minnesota (lilith fair) (cbc special)
1997-08-24: thunderbird stadium - vancouver, british columbia (lilith fair) ***
1997-09-08: shea's auditorium - buffalo, new york
1997-09-10: the palace theater - albany, new york
1997-09-12: mullins center - amherst, massachussets
1997-09-13: grey gym - lewiston, maine ***
1997-09-15: marist college - poughkeepsie, new york
1997-09-16: honor the earth - harrisburg, pennsylvania ***
1997-09-19: appalachian state student union - boone, north carolina
1997-09-20: burruss auditorium - blacksburg, virginia
1997-09-21: township auditorium - columbia, south carolina
1997-09-22: johnny mercer theater - savannah, georgia
1997-09-24: the warner theater - washington, d.c.
1997-09-25: national public radio
1997-09-25: florida theatre - jacksonville, florida
1997-09-26: barnes and noble
1997-09-26: sun dome - tampa, florida
1997-09-27: coral sky amphitheatre - west palm beach, florida
1997-09-30: the joint at the hard rock - las vegas, nevada
1997-10-02: adams field house - missoula, montana
1997-10-08: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (michelle malone benefit)
1997-10-10: the freight room - decatur, georgia
1997-10-17: oak mountain amphitheatre - pelham, alabama
1997-10-18: valdosta state complex - valdosta, georgia
1997-10-20: wake forest university - winston-salem, north carolina
1997-10-21: mary washington college - fredricksburg, virginia
1997-10-22: stabler arena - lehigh university
1997-10-25: umbc fieldhouse - baltimore, maryland
1997-10-26: lowell memorial auditorium - lowell, massachusetts
1997-10-28: the palace theater - new haven, connecticut
1997-10-29: patrick gym - burlington, vermont
1997-xx-xx: scholastic classroom magazine sampler
1997-11-03: field house - geneva, new york
1997-11-04: cultural center - charleston, west virginia (mountain stage) ***
an excellent sounding recording of a neat radio appearance, highlights include "don't give that girl a gun" (with improvised lyrics) and "power of two" (took two takes).
1997-11-11: charis bookshop in little five points - atlanta, georgia (discussion and book signing for "daughters of the moon, sisters of the sun")
1997-11-14: hill auditorium - ann arbor, michigan
1997-11-15: university of dayton - dayton, ohio
1997-11-16: the rosemont theatre - chicago, illinois
1997-11-17: the rosemont theatre - chicago, illinois
1997-11-20: the oscar meyer theatre - madison, wisconsin ***
1997-11-25: the fox theatre - atlanta, georgia
1997-11-26: the fox theatre - atlanta, georgia ***
1997-11-29: the house of blues - lake buena vista, florida ***
1997-12-01: cd101 - columbus, ohio ***
1997-12-02: the palace theater - louisville, kentucky ***
1997-12-04: stephens auditorium - ames, iowa
1997-12-05: cbc special - sarah and friends
1997-12-08: riverside theatre - milwaukee, wisconsin
1997-12-09: indiana university auditorum - bloomington, indiana
1997-12-11: the civic center - fargo, north dakota
1997-12-13: mammoth gardens - denver, colorado
1997-12-14: the orpheum - boston, massachusetts (wand benefit)
1997-12-16: coral sky amphitheater - west palm beach, florida (lilith fair press conference)
1997-12-18: (lilith fair press conference)
1997-12-31: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (michelle malone with amy ray) ***
an excellent recording of a terrific set by michelle malone, amy guests on "powderfinger", "teen lament", and "wild horses", all three are amazing versions.

1998-01-22: the paramount theater - seattle, washington
1998-01-23: the paramount theater - seattle, washington
1998-01-24: the rose garden - portland, oregon
1998-01-26: the warfield theatre - san francisco, california ***
a really terrific show, the fourth one of this leg without the band and they are very loose and still sorting out a lot of the arrangements. includes guest appearances by vonda shepard and joan baez and an amazing "cut it out-wish you were here" with terrific vocals and some unbelievable guitar work.
1998-01-27: the warfield theatre - san francisco, california
1998-01-28: memorial auditorium - sacramento, california
1998-01-29: the arlington theatre - santa barbara, california
1998-01-30: universal amphitheatre - los angeles, california
1998-02-01: rimac - la jolla, california
1998-02-04: union hall - phoenix, arizona
1998-02-21: melbourne concert hall - melbourne, australia
1998-02-22: melbourne concert hall - melbourne, australia
1998-02-24: queensland performing arts centre - brisbane, australia
1998-02-26: the state theatre - sydney, australia
1998-02-27: the state theatre - sydney, australia
1998-03-02: heaven - adelaide, australia
1998-03-06: canberra theatre - canberra, australia
1998-04-15: soldiers and sailors memorial auditorium - chattanooga, tennessee
1998-04-19: mississippi state amphitheater - starkville, mississippi ***
1998-04-24: leede arena - hanover, new hampshire
1998-04-25: yale university - new haven, connecticut
1998-04-26: kline center - carlisle, pennsylvania
1998-04-27: irving plaza - new york, new york (virginia slam)
1998-05-01: midtown music festival - atlanta, georgia
1998-05-03: nashville river stages - nashville, tennessee
1998-06-26: del mar fairgrounds - del mar, california (lilith fair)
1998-06-27: the rose bowl - pasadena, california (lilith fair)
1998-07-02: sandstone amphitheater - bonner springs, kansas (lilith fair)
1998-07-11: harborlights - boston, massachusetts
1998-07-12: meadowbrook farm musical arts center - gildford, new hampshire
1998-07-15: jones beach theatre - new york, new york (lilith fair)
1998-07-16: jones beach theatre - new york, new york (lilith fair)
1998-07-18: merriweather post pavillion - columbia, maryland (lilith fair)
1998-07-19: merriweather post pavillion - columbia, maryland (lilith fair)
1998-08-02: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (chiapas benefit) ***
an excellent sounding recording of a really neat benefit show, highlights include "point hope f.o.i.a." and gerard mchugh and big fish ensemble sitting in on "thin line".
1998-08-05: the roxy - atlanta, georgia (afl-cio farm labor organizing committee benefit) ***
a really good sounding recording of a very cool benefit show with guest appearances including caroline aiken, gerard mchugh, and dede vogt. highlights include a very intense "scooter boys", a beautiful "everything in its own time", and a really nice "killing time" with dede vogt.
1998-08-09: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a neat, neat show. includes a combined "faye tucker-scooter boys" with great guitar work by emily and stream of conscious lyrics by amy, and a group performance of "the weight".
1998-08-10: 9:30 club - washington, d.c. (gay and lesbian task force benefit) ***
a pretty good sounding band show from the tail end of the "shaming of the sun" touring season, part of a group of benefit shows sandwiched between appearances at "lilith fair" and the "suffragette sessions tour". the setlist includes a nice mix of the songs that would later comprise the "come on now social" record, there are a lot of spirited performances here including an incredible "cut it out" segueing into "wish you were here", an arrangement in progress of "soon be to nothing", and a very early version of "measure of me" including different lyrics from what was eventually released.
1998-08-11: musicfest 98 - bethlehem, pennsylvania ***
1998-08-19: the state theater - portland, maine (suffragette sessions tour) ***
1998-08-20: memorial auditorium - burlington, vermont (suffragette sessions tour) ***
1998-08-22: the odeon - cleveland, ohio (suffragette sessions tour) ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a very cool show, in august of 1998 indigo girls, luscious jackson's kate schellenbach, gail ann dorsey, jane siberry, lourdes perez, lisa germano, mecca normal's jean smith, come's thalia zedek, and josephine wiggs, formerly of the breeders, embarked on an 12 date "suffragette sessions" tour, modeled after bob dylan's rolling thunder revue of the 1970s. highlights throughout, including a rock version of "power of two" and jean smith guesting on "soon be to nothing".
1998-08-25: acoustic cafe ***
an excellent recording of a neat radio performance, "gone again" and "go" are previewed, also includes in studio preformances of "it's alright" and "galileo", and some really good interview segments, including one on the controversy with the canceled high school shows.
1998-08-25: park west - chicago, illinois (suffragette sessions tour) ***
1998-08-26: park west - chicago, illinois (suffragette sessions tour) ***
1998-08-27: rave - milwaukee, wisconsin (suffragette sessions tour) ***
1998-08-28: first avenue - minneapolis, minnesota (suffragette sessions tour) ***
an excellent sounding recording, by far the best of the eight known boots from this tour, the crowd is very noisy at times, which seemed to be the case at all the shows. amy ray: "the suffragette sessions tour is a socialist experiment in rock and roll. gather a bunch of musicians from different musical genres who are relatively unfamiliar with each other...throw them on a tour bus together...drop them off at a rock club, and see what happens. no hierarchy, no boundaries."
1998-09-03: irving plaza - new york, new york (suffragette sessions tour) ***
1998-10-01: littlejohn coliseum - clemson university, south carolina (amy ray speaking on gay rights - spitfire spoken word tour) ***
1998-10-27: the o'connell center - gainesville, florida (amy ray speaking on the zapatistas- spitfire spoken word tour) ***
1998-11-17: the elbow room - charlotte, south carolina (two sets with amy ray, rose polenzani, beth wood, and danielle howle) ***
1998-11-18: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (two sets with amy ray, rose polenzani, beth wood, and danielle howle) ***
an excellent sounding recording of both sets of a songwriters in the round performance.
1998-12-27: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (writer's night - two sets with amy ray, michelle malone, danielle howle, and kristen hall) ***
an excellent sounding recording of a magical night at eddie's, highlights from amy include an early version of "measure of me", an incredible early "faye tucker", and "me and my baby". highly recommended.
1998-12-27: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (writer's night - amy ray) (alternate source) ***
an excellent sounding recording of a few of amy's songs.

1999-04-12: ryman auditorium - nashville, tennessee (benefit for "the journey of hope from violence to healing") ***
1999-04-12: ryman auditorium - nashville, tennessee (benefit for "the journey of hope from violence to healing") (alternate source) ***
1999-04-24: the variety playhouse - atlanta, georgia (rock down to earth benefit) ***
1999-04-24: the variety playhouse - atlanta, georgia (rock down to earth benefit) (alternate source) ***
1999-06-01: kmtt - seattle, washington (amy ray) ***
1999-07-23: lakewood amphitheater - atlanta, georgia (lilith fair) ***
1999-07-24: lakewood amphitheater - atlanta, georgia (lilith fair) ***
1999-08-06: waterloo village - stanhope, new jersey ***
1999-08-08: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a neat show, highlights include an extended "faye tucker" and the first public performance of "peace tonight".
1999-08-08: newport folk festival - newport, rhode island (alternate source) ***
1999-08-09: performing arts center - saratoga springs, new york ***
1999-08-22: molson amphitheater - toronto, canada (lilith fair) ***
1999-08-25: canterbury park - minneapolis, minnesota (lilith fair) ***
1999-08-28: fiddlers green amphitheater - denver, colorado (lilith fair) ***
1999-08-29: fiddlers green amphitheater - denver, colorado (lilith fair) ***
1999-09-03: kmtt - seattle, washington ***
1999-09-03: seattle center arena - seattle, washington (bumbershoot) ***
1999-09-24: first american music center - nashville, tennessee ***
1999-09-25: peace center for the performing arts - greenville, south carolina ***
1999-09-26: alltel pavilion - raleigh, north carolina ***
1999-09-29: jefferson convention complex concert hall - birmingham, alabama ***
1999-09-30: knoxville civic coliseum - knoxville, tennessee ***
1999-10-02: john m. belk arena - davidson, north carolina ***
a pretty good recording of a neat show, the only know bootleg with "don't fear the reaper" (with three finger cowboy).
1999-10-04: the tower theater - upper darby, pennsylvania ***
1999-10-05: world cafe recording session at inderay studios - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
1999-10-05: world cafe recording session at inderay studios - philadelphia, pennsylvania (alternate source) ***
1999-10-05: the tower theater - upper darby, pennsylvania ***
1999-10-06: mix lounge - radio performance ***
1999-10-06: tsongas arena - lowell, massachusetts ***
1999-10-07: the landmark theater - syracuse, new york ***
1999-10-08: the patriot center - washington, d.c. ***
1999-10-10: leede arena - hanover, new hampshire ***
1999-10-11: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1999-10-11: the beacon theater - new york, new york (alternate source) ***
an mp3 only recording.
1999-10-12: wfuv - new york, new york ***
1999-10-12: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1999-10-13: the beacon theater - new york, new york ***
1999-10-15: the convention hall - asbury park, new jersey ***
1999-10-16: the mullins center - amherst, massachusetts ***
1999-10-22: stegeman coliseum - athens, georgia ***
1999-10-30: the house of blues - las vegas, nevada ***
1999-10-31: san diego state open air theater - san diego, california ***
1999-11-01: union hall - phoenix, arizona ***
1999-11-02: bridges auditorium - claremont, california ***
1999-11-04: studio c on radio 103.1 ***
1999-11-04: the wiltern theatre - los angeles, california ***
1999-11-05: the wiltern theatre - los angeles, california ***
1999-11-06: berkeley community theatre - berkeley, california ***
a terrific sounding recording of a great show, standout tracks include "scooter boys" and "cold beer and remote control".
1999-11-07: berkeley community theatre - berkeley, california ***
1999-11-08: interview - eureka, california ***
1999-11-08: eureka municipal auditorium - eureka, california ***
1999-11-09: kmtt - seattle, washington (emily saliers) ***
1999-11-12: columbia city theater - seattle, washington (kmtt private concert) ***
1999-11-20: fillmore auditorium - denver, colorado ***
1999-12-03: w. l. zorn arena - eau claire, wisconsin ***
1999-12-04: northrup auditorium - minneapolis, minnesota ***
1999-12-05: the chicago theatre - chicago, illinois ***
1999-12-07: murat theatre - indianapolis, indiana ***
1999-12-08: riverside theatre - milwaukee, wisconsin ***
1999-12-16: the star bar - atlanta, georgia (3pm show) ***
1999-12-16: the tabernacle - atlanta, georgia ***
1999-12-17: the tabernacle - atlanta, georgia ***

2000-01-24: acoustic cafe ***
a pretty good sounding webcast recording of a terrific acoustic duo radio performance from the middle of the "come on now social" tour. all the tracks are standout performances.
2000-02-05: gasparilla street festival - tampa, florida ***
2000-02-12: convocation center - harrisonburg, virginia ***
2000-02-17: social justice fair - storrs, connecticut ***
2000-02-17: jorgensen auditorium - storrs, connecticut ***
2000-02-24: alumni center - lancaster, pennsylvania ***
2000-02-25: the mix radio program - chicago, illinois ***
2000-02-25: house of blues - chicago, illinois ***
an okay, choppy recording, amy talks about not feeling well and they ended up playing a short set, later that night she underwent surgery for a ruptured appendix.
2000-03-30: reynolds club - chicago, illinois ***
an okay recording of the first show back after amy's surgery.
2000-04-04: doppler studios - atlanta, georgia (columbia radio hour) ***
2000-04-20: whittemore center arena - durham, new hampshire ***
2000-05-07: riverfront main stage - nashville, tennessee ***
2000-05-20: fat city - charlotte, north carolina (daemon records 10th anniversary show) ***
2000-05-26: the echo lounge - atlanta, georgia (daemon records 10th anniversary show) ***
2000-05-28: cat's cradle - chapel hill, north carolina (daemon records 10th anniversary show) ***
2000-06-02: chastain park amphitheater - atlanta, georgia ***
2000-06-03: chastain park amphitheater - atlanta, georgia ***
2000-06-07: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
2000-06-08: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
2000-06-09: mann music center - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
2000-06-13: interview with susan sarandon ***
2000-06-23: the orpheum theatre - minneapolis, minnesota ***
2000-06-24: washington pavillion - sioux falls, south dakota ***
a nice sounding full band recording, standouts include a terrific "shed your skin" and a beautiful "you and me of the 10,000 wars".
2000-06-29: milwaukee summer nights - milwaukee, wisconsin ***
2000-07-xx: unknown radio ***
2000-07-14: take five radio program - seattle, washington ***
2000-07-14: pier 62/63 - seattle, washington ***
2000-07-15: pier 62/63 - seattle, washington ***
2000-07-21: memorial auditorium - sacramento, california ***
2000-07-22: kfog live from the archives radio program - berkeley, california ***
2000-07-22: greek theater - berkeley, california ***
2000-07-25: humphreys by the bay - san diego, california ***
2000-07-27: house of blues - los angeles, california ***
2000-07-29: aptos village park - santa cruz, california ***
2000-08-12: empire state plaza - albany, new york ***
2000-10-11: kiva auditorium - albuquerque, new mexico (honor the earth) ***
2000-10-14: lied center - lawrence, kansas (honor the earth) ***
a really nice sounding recording, the show opens with a beautiful, acoustic version of "redemption song", and ends with a rocking rendition of "bury my heart with wounded knee" with shawn mullins, carol issacs, and indigenous. in between are many standout performances, including both "devotion" and "leaving" from the album "retrospective", which had been released about ten days prior to the show, and some really nice keyboard work from carol issacs.
2000-10-17: chicago theater - chicago, illinois (honor the earth) ***
a good sounding recording of a great show, both amy and emily are in great spirits. highlights include "redemption song", "devotion", and "leaving".
2000-10-26: appalachian state - boone, north carolina ***
2000-10-27: wake forest university - winston-salem, north carolina ***
2000-10-28: centennial park - atlanta, georgia (earth challenge benefit) ***
a little staticy but otherwise a pretty good sounding recording with michelle malone sitting in on a lot of the songs.

2001-02-18: cultural center theatre - charleston, west virginia (amy ray and the butchies) (mountain stage taping with steve earle, bruce cockburn, johnny staats and robert shafer, and jesse winchester) ***
2001-03-29: the echo lounge - atlanta, georgia (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-04-03: cat's cradle - carrboro, north carolina (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-04-04: olsson's books and records - washington, d.c. (in store by amy ray) ***
2001-04-04: 9:30 club - washington, d.c. (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-04-08: pearl street - northampton, massachusetts (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-04-10: little brothers - columbus, ohio (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-04-14: tower records (in store amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-04-14: 12th and porter - nashville, tennessee (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-04-23: showbox - seattle, washington (amy ray) ***
2001-04-24: crystal ballroom - portland, oregon (amy ray) ***
2001-04-25: wow hall - eugene, oregon (amy ray) ***
2001-04-26: world cafe (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-04-28: slim's - san francisco, california (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-05-06: music midtown festival - atlanta, georgia ***
2001-06-29: democracy now interview (amy ray and michael franti) ***
2001-07-14: lodo music festival - denver, colorado ***
2001-07-17: vogue theater - vancouver, british columbia ***
a really good sounding recording of a very fun acoustic duo show, their fifth show together after a long break during which amy did her first solo tour, and they are very chatty and introducing some of the material that would later comprise "become you". some of the highlights include "devotion" and the discussion leading up to "deconstruction."
2001-07-18: pier 62/63 - seattle, washington ***
2001-07-19: pier 62/63 - seattle, washington ***
2001-07-21: the britt festival - jacksonville, oregon ***
2001-07-22: zoo amphitheatre - portland, oregon ***
a really terrific sounding recording of a great, great show. amy and emily are both very chatty and very, very funny, there is a great lead in to "devotion" where they talk about playing a zoo, and "closer to fine" has to be restarted in the middle of the song.
2001-07-24: the fillmore - san francisco, california ***
another really terrific recording of a great show, matt brubeck plays cello on several of the songs and michelle malone and sarah bettens also sit in. highlights include "gone again", "virginia woolf", and "chickenman".
2001-07-25: mountain winery - saratoga, california ***
another great sounding recording of a terrific show, highlights include "mystery" and "ozilline", and michelle malone sitting in on several songs.
2001-07-25: mountain winery - saratoga, california (alternate) ***
an equally great sounding recording of the same show from a different source.
2001-07-26: mountain winery - saratoga, california ***
2001-07-28: the sun theater - anahiem, california ***
2001-07-30: humphreys by the bay - san diego, california ***
2001-07-30: humphreys by the bay - san diego, california (alternate recording) ***
2001-07-31: humphreys by the bay - san diego, california ***
2001-07-31: humphreys by the bay - san diego, california (alternate recording) ***
2001-08-04: calvin theater - northampton, massachusetts ***
2001-08-07: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
2001-08-13: miramar theater for atomic records - milwaukee, wisconsin (in store appearance by amy ray) ***
2001-08-14: first avenue - minneapolis, minnesota (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-08-15: barrymore theatre - madison, wisconsin (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-08-25: in store at criminal records - atlanta, georgia (amy ray and 1945) ***
2001-08-25: the echo lounge - atlanta, georgia (daemon showcase with amy ray and the butchies) ***
2001-09-10: acoustic cafe radio show (amy ray) ***
2001-09-29: centennial olympic park- atlanta, georgia (atlanta unites new york city relief effort benefit) ***
a really good recording of a beautiful and moving performance.
2001-09-30: first existential church - atlanta, georgia (emily saliers at a benefit for the oakhurst recovery project) ***
a really nice sounding recording of a neat performance.
2001-10-18: the fox theatre - atlanta, georgia (evening performance with the atlanta ballet) ***
2001-10-20: the fox theatre - atlanta, georgia (afternoon performance with the atlanta ballet) ***
2001-10-21: the fox theatre - atlanta, georgia (with the atlanta ballet) ***
back in 2001 indigo girls did a series of shows with the atlanta ballet, opening with least complicated in front of the closed curtain and then moving to a raised platform at the back left of the ballet stage, playing their songs while the ballet performed in front of them. the shows were remarkable, and this is a really good audience recording from one of them. the dancers were performing freeform during "closer to fine" resulting in a lot of seemingly random cheering from the audience.
2001-12-01: amy ray interview - music choice life tracks ***

2002-01-28: the olympia - paris, france ***
2002-01-30: sheperd's bush empire - london, england ***
2002-01-31: mdh university - manchester, england ***
2002-02-01: fruitmarket - glasgow, scotland ***
2002-02-03: the olympia theater - dublin, ireland ***
2002-02-11: kbco radio - boulder, colorado ***
2002-02-11: fox theatre - boulder, colorado ***
2002-02-12: e town at boulder theatre - boulder, colorado (pre fm broadcast) ***
2002-02-12: e town at boulder theatre - boulder, colorado ***
2002-02-12: e town at boulder theatre - boulder, colorado (alternate recording) ***
2002-02-13: crocodile - seattle, washington ***
2002-02-14: radio interview - unknown ***
2002-02-15: slim's - san francisco, california ***
2002-02-17: catalyst - santa cruz, california ***
2002-02-18: aol music sessions ***
2002-02-18: the knitting factory - los angeles, california ***
2002-02-19: the grove - anaheim, california ***
an okay sounding recording of a show with a great setlist, a lot of early songs are mixed in including "land of canaan", "hammer and a nail", "love will come to you", and "pushing the needle too far".
2002-02-21: kgsr music lounge - austin, texas ***
2002-02-21: the mercury lounge - austin, texas ***
2002-02-24: 3rd and lindsley - nashville, tennessee ***
2002-02-24: 3rd and lindsley - nashville, tennessee (alternate) ***
a really nice sounding recording from the "become you" preview tour, standouts include "collecting you" and a terrific "chickenman-bitterroot".
2002-02-26: the bowery ballroom - new york, new york ***
an okay sounding recording of an expanded setlist preview tour show, amy and emily are both really chatty.
2002-02-28: drew university - madison, new jersey ***
an okay sounding recording of a fun show from a couple of weeks before "become you" was released. the setlist is a mixture of new songs and old favorites, and amy has trouble with breaking strings on her mandolin during "gone again", and the show closes with an amazing "our deliverance".
2002-03-01: 92.5 the river - boston, massachusetts ***
2002-03-01: paradise - boston, massachusetts ***
2002-03-05: lee's place - toronto, canada ***
an pretty good sounding recording of a preview tour show from a week or so before "become you" was released.
2002-03-09: bbc scotland radio ***
2002-03-12: the variety playhouse - atlanta, georgia ***
2002-03-21: cities 97 radio program - minneapolis, minnesota ***
2002-03-22: world cafe ***
2002-03-22: the orpheum - madison, wisconsin ***
2002-03-24: mountain stage - charleston, west virginia ***
2002-xx-xx: kick fm102 radio ***
2002-04-06: 100.3 the river - knoxville, tennessee ***
a pretty good sounding radio interview with both amy and emily.
a pretty good sounding recording of an acoustic duo show, highlights include "devotion" and "hope alone", and an amazing "our deliverance".
2002-04-06: blue cats - knoxville, tennessee ***
a pretty good sounding recording of an acoustic duo show, highlights include "devotion" and "hope alone".
2002-04-27: de warande - turnhout, belgium ***
has some distortion but otherwise a good sounding recording.
2002-04-29: prime club - koln, germany ***
2002-04-30: schlachthof - hamburg, germany ***
an excellent sounding audience recording of a fun show, with a lot of talking between the songs. highlights include a terrific "collecting you" and a great "chickenman" which includes some amazing guitar work.
2002-04-30: ndr2 radio - hamburg, germany ***
an excellent sounding radio broadcast of the show. "johnny rottentale" and "chickenman" were both cut for the broadcast, but the remaining songs, including "moment of forgiveness" and "deconstruction" are wonderful performances and crystal clear.
2002-05-04: sendesaal radio - bremen, germany ***
a great sounding radio broadcast, this version is missing the chatter between the songs.
2002-05-04: sendesaal radio - bremen, germany (alternate recording)***
an exceptional sounding recording of a radio broadcast of a terrific performance, this version includes the chatter between the songs. highlights include an amazing "deconstruction" and an equally amazing "faye tucker".
2002-05-05: liberation day festival - haarlem, netherlands ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a short festival set.
2002-05-07: concorde - brighton, england ***
recording has some distortion, but otherwise a nice sounding acoustic duo show of the opening night of a short tour of england and scotland.
2002-05-08: the forum - london, england ***
recording has a little distortion, but otherwise a nice sounding acoustic duo show.
2002-05-09: anson rooms, bristol university - bristol, england ***
a nice sounding recording of a fun show, highlights include an improvised rendition of the beginning of "uncle john's band" followed by some fun dialog. also a beautiful "she's saving me" that slowly quiets a noisy crowd, and a nice "starkville".
2002-05-10: wulfrun - wolverhampton, england ***
2002-05-12: the foundry, sheffield university - sheffield, england ***
a small amount of distortion on an otherwise really good sounding recording, highlights include "philosophy of loss" and an unkown amy song that serves as an intro to "johnnyrottentale". it's also really neat to hear the british accents singing along to "watershed".
2002-05-13: queen's hall - edinburgh, scotland ***
a nice sounding recording of a fun show with a lot of interaction with the crowd, the run up to "cold beer and remote control" and "she's saving me" are particularly funny.
2002-05-29: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
2002-05-30: wolftrap - vienna, virginia ***
2002-05-31: mann center - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
2002-06-01: fleet pavilion - boston, massachusetts ***
a distant sounding recording with a lot of bass and drums, has a neat setlist including an aborted start to "go" including a nice chat with the crowd, and a nice "you've got to show".
2002-06-02: fleet pavilion - boston, massachusetts ***
2002-06-04: radio city music hall - new york, new york ***
a really nice sounding band show, with "bitterroot" and "chickenman" played separately, that also includes nice renditions of "tried to be true" and "laramie".
2002-06-05: radio city music hall - new york, new york ***
this recording has a lot of bass and a lot of distortion, but documents a neat show that includes emily and amy sitting in with k's choice on "another year", gert bettens guesting on "kid fears", and sarah bettens guesting on "closer to fine".
2002-06-07: three rivers festival - pittsburgh, pennsylvania ***
2002-06-09: molson amphitheatre - toronto, canada ***
2002-06-13: amsouth amphitheatre - nashville, tennessee ***
2002-06-14: chastain park amphitheatre - atlanta, georgia ***
a distant sounding recording with a little distortion of a hometown band show, includes "reunion" and "philosophy of loss".
2002-06-15: chastain park amphitheatre - atlanta, georgia ***
2002-06-16: hyatt regency centennial ballroom, american library association/proquest scholarship bash - atlanta, georgia (closed to the public) ***
2002-06-26: alabama theater - birmingham, alabama ***
2002-06-27: fraze pavillion - kettering, ohio ***
a nice sounding recording of a band show.
2002-07-01: summerfest harley davidson stage - milwaukee, wisconsin ***
2002-07-02: the fox theatre - st. louis, missouri ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a band show, lisa loeb sits in on "closer to fine".
2002-07-04: petrillo bandshell - chicago, illinois ***
2002-07-04: petrillo bandshell - chicago, illinois (radio broadcast) ***
2002-07-07: red butte garden amphitheatre - salt lake city, utah ***
a little distant but otherwise good sounding recording of a band show, includes amy and emily singing "another year" with k's choice, sarah bettens guesting on "closer to fine", and gert bettens guesting on "kid fears".
2002-07-09: summer nights at the pier - seattle, washington ***
2002-07-09: summer nights at the pier - seattle, washington (alternate recording) ***
2002-07-10: summer nights at the pier - seattle, washington ***
2002-07-10: summer nights at the pier - seattle, washington (alternate recording) ***
2002-07-11: schnitzer hall - portland, oregon ***
2002-07-12: secret house vinyard - eugene, oregon (alternate recording) ***
2002-07-12: secret house vinyard - eugene, oregon ***
2002-07-13: the greek theatre - berkeley, california ***
2002-07-15: the palace - los angeles, california ***
2002-07-16: orange county fair - costa mesa, california ***
2002-07-18: humphrey's by the bay - san diego, california ***
a pretty good sounding band show, highlights includes emily and vonda shepard singing "baby don't you break my heart slow" and vonda shepard joining in on a terrific "midnight train to georgia".
2002-07-19: humphrey's by the bay - san diego, california ***
a pretty good sounding band show, highlights include sarah bettens sitting in on "closer to fine" and gert bettens sitting in on "kid fears", as well as "jonas and ezekial" and "cold beer and remote control".
2002-08-01: wedgewood rooms - portsmouth, england ***
a really nice sounding recording of the opening night of the european acoustic duo tour. peter collins, who produced "rites of passage", "swamp ophelia", and "become you", was in the audience that night. both amy and emily were really chatty that night, referencing being jet lagged and talking about trying to play the songs without their band and also some of the things that peter contributed to the studio arrangements. features a rare performance of "you've got to show" and also a beautiful "hope alone".
2002-08-02: dranouter festival - dranouter, belgium ***
2002-08-03: union chapel - london, england ***
an excellent recording of a one of a kind performance from the "become you" tour, with sarah waters and amy and emily reading passages and poetry mixed in with song performances.
2002-08-04: on the tracks (radio bremen) - bremen, germany ***
2002-08-04: cambridge folk festival - cambridge, england ***
2002-08-04: cambridge folk festival - cambridge, england (alternate) ***
really nice sounding broadcast source recordings of "closer to fine" (with alison brown) and "galileo".
2002-08-06: queen's hall - edinburgh, scotland ***
2002-08-07: university - liverpool, england ***
2002-08-08: the ambassador - dublin, ireland ***
2002-09-13: pier 6 - baltimore, maryland ***
2002-09-13: pier 6 - baltimore, maryland (alternate) ***
a nice sounding audience recording of a show two days after the first anniversary of 9/11. setlist highlights include "johnnyrottentail" and both "philosophy of loss" and "our deliverance".
2002-09-14: mid-hudson civic center - poughkeepsie, new york ***
2002-09-15: pnc bank arts center - holmdel, new jersey ***
2002-09-15: pnc bank arts center - holmdel, new jersey (alternate) ***
2002-09-17: the pines - northampton, massachusetts ***
2002-09-20: brown university - providence, rhode island ***
2002-09-21: meadowbrook farm - manchester, new hampshire ***
2002-09-22: merrill auditorium - portland, maine ***
2002-09-25: auditorium theater - rochester, new york ***
a terrific sounding, incomplete recording that really captures the beauty of amy and emily's harmonies. carol issacs is amazing throughout as the band, and highlights include "reunion" and "it's alright".
2002-09-25: auditorium theater - rochester, new york (alternate) ***
2002-09-27: washington township center for performing arts - sewell, new jersey ***
2002-09-30: forum theatre - harrisburg, pennsylvania ***
a nice sounding recording of a neat show, michelle malone sits in on quite a few songs, and amy and emily are in extra fine voice. highlights include a 10 minute version of "chickenman-bitterroot" with some great harmonica parts, and a beautiful "she's saving me".
2002-10-07: king plow arts center - atlanta, georgia (amy ray) ***
a terrific sounding short acoustic set.
2002-10-11: the echo lounge - atlanta, georgia (ladyfest) (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2002-10-11: the echo lounge - atlanta, georgia (ladyfest) (amy ray and the butchies) (alternate) ***
2002-10-13: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (amy ray) ***
2002-11-09: tampa bay performing arts center - tampa, florida ***
2002-11-22: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia ***
2002-12-10: orpheum theatre - boston, massachusetts (benefit for honor the earth) ***
2002-12-13: the flint center - cupertino, california ***
2002-12-18: the tabernacle - atlanta, georgia (holiday revue) ***
a really neat show, hightlights include a really beautiful rendition of "river" and amy forgetting the lyrics to "dairy queen", and the group singing "merry christmas (war is over)-give peace a chance"

2003-01-16: kfog - san francisco, california ***
2003-01-17: tremont - charlotte, north carolina (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2003-01-18: 40 watt club - athens, georgia (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2003-01-18: 40 watt club - athens, georgia (amy ray and the butchies) (alternate) ***
2003-02-01: the krannert center - urbana, illinois ***
2003-02-02: morris performing arts center - south bend, indiana ***
2003-02-06: chicago theatre - chicago, illinois ***
2003-02-07: riverside theatre - milwaukee, wisconsin ***
2003-02-12: the pageant - st. louis, missouri***
an exceptional sounding recording of a great show, standouts include "you've got to show", "jonas and ezekial", and "least complicated".
2003-02-14: promowest pavillion - columbus, ohio ***
2003-02-15: finney chapel (oberlin college) - oberlin, ohio ***
2003-02-16: mountain stage radio program - charleston, west virginia ***
a really nice broadcast recording of an acoustic duo show recorded during a blizzard, highlights include amy and emily joining all the perfomers in singing a shortened rendition of "my back pages".
2003-02-17: benedum center - pittsburgh, pennsylvania ***
a terrific sounding acoustic duo performance from late in the "become you" touring season. the tour encountered a lot of winter weather, some of which is recounted leading up to "the wood song". its a very chatty and very loose show, with emily forgetting the first line to "hope alone" and both amy and emily in terrific voice. "chickeman-bitterroot" is also a standout.
2003-02-17: benedum center - pittsburgh, pennsylvania (alternate recording) ***
a terrific sounding acoustic duo performance from late in the "become you" touring season. the tour encountered a lot of winter weather, some of which is recounted leading up to "the wood song". its a very chatty and very loose show, with emily forgetting the first line to "hope alone" and both amy and emily in terrific voice. "chickeman-bitterroot" is also a standout.
2003-03-28: grey eagle tavern - asheville, north carolina (amy ray and the butchies) ***
2003-04-09: the metro - chicago, illinois ***
a terrific sounding acoustic duo performance, the second night from a pair of shows that preceded a two week "honor the earth" benefit tour. the show has a very warm feeling, amy and emily had been off the road for the six weeks prior and in addition to both of them being in great voice, the crowd is in a very boisterous mood. standout songs include the first known performances by the indigo girls of "let me go easy" and "fill it up again", and in spite of the noisy crowd, a beautiful performance of "she's saving me". kim richey guests on "finlandia".
2003-04-15: the beat - national public radio interview ***
a very good sounding recording of an in studio appearance with two really powerful interview segments and terrific live performances of "let it be me" and "let me go easy".
2003-04-15: hub ballroom (university of washington) - seattle, washington (honor the earth benefit with winona laduke) ***
a really good sounding honor the earth show from 2003. in addition to including all the speeches, question and answer sessions, and presentations, this recording also features amy and emily sans their band and their guitar tech. "everything in its own time" is particularly beautiful, as in "nuevas senoritas".
2003-04-16: mazama auditorium (central oregon community college) - bend, oregon (honor the earth benefit with winona laduke) ***
a nice sounding recording that includes really neat acoustic performances of "scooter boys" and "point hope f.o.i.a."
2003-08-08: chautauqua amphitheater - chautauqua, new york ***
a distant but clear recording of the first of a set of shows that saw the debuts of a lot of the songs that would be released the following february on "all that we let in", this night saw the first known live performances of "perfect world", "come on home", and "all that we let in". "let me go easy" was also played in a slightly altered arrangement for this run of shows, including a snippet of an unknown song in the middle.
2003-08-09: charles ives center for the performing arts - danbury, connecticut ***
2003-08-10: hampton beach casino - hampton beach, new hampshire ***
a nice sounding recording of a neat show, highlights include "let me go easy" and "free in you".
2003-08-11: calvin theatre - northampton, massachusetts ***
a really nice sounding recording of a great show, "let me go easy" and "come on home" are highlights, as is the discussion leading into to "yield" and the dedication at the beginning of "mystery".
2003-08-13: cape cod melody tent - hyannis, massachusetts ***
a really nice recording of a really good show, highlights include two tries at "starkville" and a terrific "let it be me".
2003-08-14: central park summerstage - new york, new york ***
a good but audience heavy recording of the famed blackout show, the northeast and a lot of the midwest were without power, but with the help of portable generators the indigo girls show in central park was one of the few that went on that night. the show was abbreviated at the request of authorities who wanted to make sure the crowd got home before it got late.
2003-08-17: rocky mountain folk festival - lyons, colorado ***
a pretty good sounding recording of an acoustic duo show, features early arrangements of "fill it up again" and "perfect world".
2003-08-18: wolf trap - vienna, virginia ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a fun show, with a very high energy "hammer and a nail"-"shame on you" start, and beautiful renditions of "free in you" and "cordova".
2003-08-18: wolf trap - vienna, virginia (alternate) ***
a pretty good sounding recording with some amazing guitar work on "chickenman-bitterroot".
2003-08-19: symphony hall - baltimore, maryland ***
a pretty good sounding recording that starts off with a really terrific rendition of "let it be me" and also includes a really neat version of "romeo and juliet".
2003-08-21: dancin' in the district - nashville, tennessee ***
an interesting recording of a very good show, at times you can hear trucks and firetrucks, it sounds like it was recorded outside of the audience area for the show. "deconstruction" and "johnny rottentale" and two standout tracks.
2003-08-22: biltmore estate - asheville, north carolina ***
2003-08-23: gwinnett center - duluth, georgia ***
2003-08-24: red light cafe - atlanta, georgia (amy ray) ***
an excellent sounding recording of a daemon records benefit show for the atlanta harm reduction center. feature kristen hall, michelle malone, kevn kinney, and amy ray all performing acoustic and in the round. also has a very neat rendition of "shame on your" with amy, michelle, and auction winner david hargrave.
2003-09-13: thomas b. murphy ballroom of the georgia world congress center - atlanta, georgia (georgia music hall of fame induction) ***
a pretty good sounding recording of a webcast of amy and emily's induction, includes moving comments from both of them along with acoustic renditions of "become you" and "closer to fine".
2003-09-26: descanso botanic gardens - pasadena, california ***
a really good sounding recording of a neat show, highlights include a beautiful "all that we let in" and a really nice "starkville".
2003-10-01: central park summerstage - new york, new york ***
2003-10-01: central park summerstage - new york, new york (alternate recording) ***
a really nice recording of a cool show, michelle malone contributes harmonica and vocals on some of the tracks, and she and kevn kinney guest on "the times they are a 'changin". "chickenman-bitterroot" is one for the ages.
2003-10-25: shoreline amphitheater - mountain view, california (bridge school benefit) ***
2003-10-26: shoreline amphitheater - mountain view, california (bridge school benefit) ***
a pretty good audience recording that includes the only known performance of "old mcdonald had a farm".
2003-11-08: the moore theatre - seattle, washington ***
2003-11-11: crystal ballroom - portland, oregon ***
a nice sounding recording of a neat show, highlights include "all that we let in" and "heartache for everyone".
2003-11-12: hult center - eugene, oregon ***
a pretty good sounding recording of most of a really good show, "go" is a standout and "she's saving me" is extraordinary.
2003-11-13: kfog - san francisco, california ***
2003-11-13: the fillmore - san francisco, california ***
2003-11-14: the fillmore - san francisco, california ***
a really nice sounding recording of an acoustic duo show with michelle malone sitting in a lot of the songs. highlights include a beautiful version of "come on home" and a really great "tether". "chickenman-bitterroot is also terrific, with outstanding guitar and harmonica solos.
2003-11-18: the grove - anaheim, california ***
2003-12-04: the bottom line - new york, new york ***
2003-12-04: the bottom line - new york, new york (alternate source) ***

2004-02-25: paradise lounge - boston, massachusetts ***
2004-03-09: palace theatre - albany, new york ***
2004-03-10: sovereign performing arts center - reading, pennsylvania ***
2004-03-11: wfuv - museum of television and radio - new york, new york ***
2004-03-11: wfuv - museum of television and radio - new york, new york (alternate) ***
2004-03-12: radio city music hall - new york, new york ***
2004-03-13: radio city music hall - new york, new york ***
a pretty good sounding show from early in the "all that we let in" tour. a really nice mix for the setlist, with amy making a reference to the fact that they were playing requests from the previous nights show. the full band really rocks out on "tether", "trouble", and "go", and "mystery" is another highlight.
2004-03-15: benedum center - pittsburgh, pennsylvania ***
2004-03-16: massey hall - toronto, canada ***
2004-03-17: momo's - austin, texas (amy ray) ***
2004-03-19: promowest pavilion - columbus, ohio ***
2004-03-27: the fox theatre - atlanta, georgia (performance with the atlanta ballet) ***
2004-04-29: merlefest - wilkesboro, north carolina ***
2004-05-02: river stages - nashville, tennessee ***
2004-05-12: french national public radio ***
2004-06-17: starland ballroom - sayreville, new jersey ***
a terrific sounding recording with a great setlist, highlights include a guest appearance by girlyman and really nice versions of "rise up" and "moment of forgiveness".
2004-06-18: mann center - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
2004-06-19: merriweather post pavilion - columbia, maryland ***
2004-06-24: tower city amphitheatre - cleveland, ohio ***
2004-07-04: summerfest - milwaukee, wisconsin ***
2004-07-09: the rio grande zoo - albuquerque, new mexico ***
2004-07-16: villa montalvo - saratoga, california ***
2004-07-17: greek theatre - berkeley, california ***
2004-07-17: greek theatre - berkeley, california (alternate) ***
2004-07-18: the oregon zoo - portland, oregon ***
2004-07-22: the britt festival - jacksonville, oregon ***
2004-07-23: pier 62/63 - seattle, washington ***
2004-07-24: emp interview - seattle, washington ***
2004-07-24: pier 62/63 - seattle, washington ***
2004-07-25: mt baker theatre - bellingham, washington ***
2004-07-28: botanic gardens - denver, colorado ***
2004-07-29: botanic gardens - denver, colorado ***
2004-07-30: mishawaka amphitheater - bellevue, colorado ***
2004-07-31: chautauqua auditorium - chautauqua, colorado ***
2004-08-06: world cafe ***
2004-08-07: mary ross waterfront park - brunswick, georgia ***
2004-09-29: krcl radioactive - salt lake city, utah (amy ray and winona laduke) ***
2004-10-01: kingsbury hall - salt lake city, utah ('honor the earth' benefit) ***
2004-10-17: follinger auditorium - urbana, illinois ***
a really terrific sounding recording of an acoustic duo show from the latter part of the "all that we let in" tour. girlyman guests on four songs, including a really nice "finlandia". amy plays an acoustic "driver education" from "prom", which will be released in april of the following year, while emily has some amazing acoustic guitar work during "go" and "chickenman-bitterroot".
2004-11-05: the palace - stamford, connecticut ***
2004-11-06: lupo's at the strand - providence, rhode island ***
2004-11-07: the bardavon - poughkeepsie, new york ***
a really nice sounding recording of an acoustic duo show, highlights include "let me go easy" and "all that we let in".
2004-11-09: the colonial theater - keene, new hampshire ***
2004-11-09: the colonial theater - keene, new hampshire (alternate) ***
2004-11-10: count basie theater - red bank, new jersey ***
2004-11-12: keswick theater - glenside, pennsylvania ***
2004-11-12: keswick theater - glenside, pennsylvania (alternate) ***
2004-12-09: dianne rehm radio program (emily saliers and don saliers) ***
emily saliers and her father in a really good sounding recording of a radio show, in addition to some terrific interview segments they also perform together. one of the standouts on the recording is a really beautiful "our deliverance".
2004-12-11: the echo lounge - atlanta, georgia (daemon records showcase with amy ray) ***

2005-01-12: radio active radio program on krcl - salt lake city, utah *** (interview with emily saliers and don saliers)
2005-03-19: paramount theatre - charlottesville, virginia ***
2005-03-20: 9:30 club - washington, d.c. ***
2005-03-22: scottish rite auditorium - collingswood, new jersey ***
2005-03-24: the odeon concert club - cleveland, ohio ***
a really nice sounding acoustic duo show from the tour that led up to the release of "rarities". the setlists for the shows were really varied as live versions of different tracks were being considered for possible inclusion on the record, and this night had a great mix of old and new. includes a really nice version of "collecting you", as well as amy doing a solo version "driver education" from her release "prom", which came out a couple of weeks after the show. "winthrop" is also a standout.
2005-03-25: promowest pavilion - columbus, ohio ***
2005-03-26: madison theater - covington, kentucky ***
2005-03-31: kbco studio c - boulder, colorado ***
2005-04-15: north star bar - philadelphia, pennsylvania (amy ray) ***
2005-04-15: north star bar - philadelphia, pennsylvania (amy ray) (alternate) ***
2005-04-16: pearl street - northampton, massachusetts (amy ray) ***
2005-04-18: paradise rock club - boston, massachusetts (amy ray) ***
2005-04-19: bowrey ballroom - new york, new york (amy ray) ***
2005-04-21: black cat - washington, d.c. (amy ray) ***
a terrific sounding recording of amy ray backed by the butchies. good recordings of her solo shows are hard to find, this one is highly recommended.
2005-04-22: 99x - atlanta, georgia (amy ray) ***
2005-04-22: starr hill music hall - charlottesville, virginia (amy ray) ***
a nice sounding recording from amy ray's solo tour.
2005-05-04: krcl - salt lake city, utah (amy ray) ***
2005-05-04: lo-fi cafe - salt lake city, utah (amy ray) ***
2005-05-12: el rey theater - los angeles, california (amy ray) ***
2005-06-12: calvin theater - northampton, massachusetts ***
2005-06-12: calvin theater - northampton, massachusetts (alternate) ***
2005-06-16: roseland ballroom - new york, new york ***
2005-06-18: seven springs mountain resort - champion, pennsylvania ***
2005-06-19: clearwater festival - croton-on-hudson, new york ***
2005-06-26: revolution starts here - air america ***
2005-06-30: independent thinkers - sirius radio ***
2005-07-06: humphrey's by the bay - san diego, california ***
2005-07-07: vault 350 - long beach, california ***
2005-07-09: outq - sirius radio ***
2005-07-19: summer nights at south lake union park - seattle, washington ***
2005-07-19: summer nights at south lake union park - seattle, washington (alternate) ***
2005-07-24: wiggins park - camden, new jersey (wxpn festival) ***
2005-07-25: build your own (episode 297) - xm radio ***

2006-01-26: the crystal ballroom - portland, oregon ***
2006-02-09: the community theatre - morristown, new jersey ***
2006-02-10: bardavon opera house - poughkeepsie, new jersey ***
2006-07-01: the oregon zoo amphitheatre - portland, oregon ***
2006-07-01: the oregon zoo amphitheatre - portland, oregon (alternate) ***
2006-07-02: the woodland park zoo amphitheatre - seattle, washington ***
2006-07-05: the garden theatre - saratoga, california ***
2006-07-07: humphrey's by the bay - san diego, california ***
2006-07-15: max fisher music center - detroit, michigan ***
2006-07-20: boarding house park - lowell, massachusetts ***
2006-07-24: the cabaret theater at mohegan sun casino - uncasville, connecticut ***
a pretty good recording from a couple of months before "despite our differences" was released. this the first night of a two night stand, and the second to the last show of the 2006 summer tour. the setlists from both nights feature a lot of lesser played songs, and the atmosphere for both is really nice with a lot of chatting with the crowd. highlights from this show include a really nice rendition of "leaving" as well as a solo "rodeo".
2006-07-25: the cabaret theater at mohegan sun casino - uncasville, connecticut ***
another pretty good recording of a show from a couple of months before "despite our differences" was released. the second night of a two night stand, and the last show of the 2006 summer tour. the setlist is a great mix, and in addition to some of the songs from the upcoming record, "cold beer and remote control" and "cordova" are highlights. there is also a lot of fun back and forth talking with the crowd, including someone giving amy candy after "ozilline", the crowds debut of the "pendulum swinger" dance with the ensuing discussion after the song, and emily's supper club references throughout.
2006-08-31: emily saliers interview - dave fm ***
2006-10-10: world cafe ***
2006-10-10: kimmel center - philadelphia, pennsylvania ***
2006-10-13: radio city music hall - new york, new york ***
2006-11-04: brookdale public radio - red band, new jersey ***
2006-11-05: mccaw hall - seattle, washington ***
2006-11-06: kink - seattle, washington ***

2007-02-13: bbc fm womens hour ***
2007-02-15: shepherds bush empire - london, england ***
2007-03-18: johnny walker - bbc 1 ***
2007-03-20: talk of the nation - npr news ***
2007-05-03: the scranton cultural center - scranton, pennsylvania ***
2007-05-20: rialto theatre - tucson, arizona ***
2007-06-16: the aladdin theater - portland, oregon ***
2007-06-17: woodland park zoo amphitheater - seattle, washington ***
a great sounding recording from the "despite our differences" tour, with brandi carlile sitting in quite a few songs, and indigo girls returning the favor on brandi's "cannonball".
2007-06-23: amy ray interview - sierra club radio ***
2007-07-27: emily saliers interview - dave fm ***
2007-08-18: indigo girls with brandi carlile - official indigo girls podcast #001 ***
2007-08-18: discovery park - freeport, maine ***
2007-08-20: stone mountain arts center - brownfield, maine ***
2007-08-30: amy ray interview - art fest, davis, california ***
2007-09-08: golden gate park - san francisco, california (power to the peaceful festival) ***
2007-09-14: indigo girls with girlyman - official indigo girls podcast #002 ***
2007-12-01: live daily newsbreak ***

2008-02-08: thomas wolfe auditorium - asheville, north carolina ***
a really great sounding recording of an acoustic duo show from the last set of shows before amy and emily begin work on their new record. there are some really beautiful harmonies throughout, in particular on "moment of forgiveness", and some great guitar work on "three county highway".
2008-02-14: bloomington center for performing arts - bloomington, illinois ***
a nice recording of a make up for a show that had been canceled due to illness two weeks prior. standouts include "devotion" and "run".
2008-06-18: rialto theater - tucson, arizona ***
a terrific recording of a great show with both "fleet of hope" and "sugar tongue", as well as brandi carlile sitting in on a number of songs.
2008-08-06: housing works bookstore - new york, new york (amy ray, benefit for live from home) ***
a nice sounding recording of a terrific show, amy plays with arizona on some of the songs and with brandi carlile on almost all of them, and brandi does some solo songs too.

2009-03-26: living room radio program (wfuv) - new york, new york ***
an excellent recording of an acoustic duo performance, which mixes old favorites with some of the new tracks from "poseiden and the bitter bug", which had just been released two days earlier. standouts include "love of our lives" and "second time around", and a great interview segment.
2009-04-10: tower theatre - upper darby, pennsylvania ***
a little distant and hissy sounding, but still a good recording of a neat show.
2009-04-15: highline ballroom - new york, new york ***
a nice sounding recording including a nice "second time around" and a very fun "fill it up again".
2009-04-18: lincoln theater - west hartford, connecticut ***
a really nice sounding recording of a terrific show, "ghost of a gang" and "i'll change" back to back, both are beautiful.
2009-04-22: michigan theatre - ann arbor, michigan ***
a quiet recording of an acoustic duo show with julie wolf from the first month of the "poseiden and the bitter bug" tour. standouts include a beautiful rendition of "i'll change" and a really nice "ghost of the gang".
2009-04-23: pabst theatre - milwaukee, wisconsin ***
another early "poseiden and the bitter bug" show with julie wolf. features a terrific "true romantic" and a really nice "digging for your dreams".
2009-05-08: edmonds center for the arts - edmunds, washington ***
a really nice mp3 recording of a great show, features some terrific keyboard work from julie wolfe on "everything in its own time" and "true romantic", "reunion" and "the wood song" also stand out.
2009-05-09: edmonds center for the arts - edmunds, washington ***
a really nice mp3 recording of a terrific show, standout tracks include "romeo and juliet" and "hammer and a nail".
2009-08-18: johnny brenda's - philadelphia, pennsylvania (amy ray) ***
a nice sounding recording of a terrific show with amy backed by the butchies.
2009-09-19: chastain park - atlanta, georgia ***
a really nice mp3 only recording of a rain drenched home show, you can actually hear the rain dripping off the umbrella throughout the recording. a neat standout is an appearance of the voices of hope choir, who emily appeared on an album with.
2009-10-26: concorde 2 - brighton, england ***
a pretty good mp3 recording of a really interesting show, emily was very sick that night so the setlist is heavy with amy songs. claire kinney and carol issacs sat in throughout throughout the entire show. includes an amazing version of "redemption song" with some really beautiful harmonies and a guest appearance by stephanie dosen.
2009-11-16: 30a radio interview with emily ***
2009-12-05: 30a radio interview with amy ***

2010-02-25: adrienne arsht center - miami, florida ***
a really nice sounding recording of a show with a great setlist, highlights include "fly away" and "moment of forgiveness".
2010-04-23: barrymore theater - madison, wisconsin ***
the sound is a bit distant on this one, but it captures a really good show. highlights include girlyman sitting in on "perfect world", "closer to fine", and "ozilline".
2010-04-24: buskirk-chumley theater - bloomington, indiana ***
a quiet recording of a very fun show, "power of two" and some of the banter that follows, as well as "romeo and juliet" and "finlandia" are great tracks.
2010-07-11: the rep theater - seaside, florida (early show) ***
a nice mp3 recording of a very fun 75 seat club show, not to be missed, on "southland in the springtime" they pull a fiddle player out of the audience and he does a terrific job. also includes a new amy song, "my heart breaks".
2010-07-12: the rep theater - seaside, florida (early show) ***
2010-07-13: the rep theater - seaside, florida (early or late show?) ***
another nice mp3 recording from the three night, two show a night stand to mark the release of "staring down the brilliant dream". includes a lot of interaction with the crowd, and a new amy song called "little revolution" and a great version of "salty south" with a lead up where they both talk about their tatoos.
2010-10-19: pullo family performing arts center - york, pennsylvania ***
a really good recording of a great show, coyote grace sits in on several songs towards the end of the set, including a stellar "salty south".
2010-10-22: lackawanna college - scranton, pennsylvania ***
a really good recording of a neat show, coyote grace guests on "salty south", "get out the map", "ozilline", "nashville", "gone again", and "closer to fine".
2010-11-01: higher ground - burlington, vermont ***
a really good recording of a nice show, includes a live version of amy's "the wonder song" off "happy holly days".
2010-11-05: wellmont theatre - montclair, new jersey ***
a nice recording of neat show, highlights include a stunning "she's saving me" and "the wonder song".
2010-11-20: sonar club - baltimore, maryland (amy ray) ***
a really good sounding recording of a great show, highlights include mount moriah lending a hand on "more pills".

2011-04-28: the state theatre - sydney, australia ***
a bit muffled but otherwise good sounding recording with a lot of in between song chatter.
2011-04-29: world cafe (with brandi carlile) ***
a really nice sounding set with brandi carlile, standout tracks include "don't think twice it's alright" and "go".
2011-06-19: croton point park (clearwater festival) - hudson, new york ***
a really nice recording of a fun show with julie wolf, "shame on you" and "fill it up again" are standouts.

2012-04-17: world cafe live downstairs - philadelphia, pennsylvania (amy ray) ***
a really good sounding recording of a great show, highlights include the inclusion of the entire "lung of love" album.
2012-06-12: rialto theatre - tucson, arizona ***
a really nice recording of a neat show with the shadowboxers, great renditions of "the wood song", "shed your skin", and "go".
2012-06-20: slim's - san francisco, california ***
a pretty good sounding recording of another neat show with the shadowboxers, includes their entire opening set.
2012-06-21: uptown theatre - napa, california ***
another really nice sounding recording of a great show, includes a beautiful rendition of "fly away" and a really fun run up to "go".
2012-07-25: bijou theatre - knoxville, tennessee ***
another really nice sounding recording of another great show with the shadowboxers, highlights include the beautiful rendition of "virginia woolf" and "tether".
2012-09-28: kleinhans music hall - buffalo, new york (with the buffalo philharmonic) ***
a little distant but otherwise good sounding recording of a symphony show.

2013-08-05: chautauqua auditorium - boulder, colorado ***
a pretty good sounding recording of only one song, "the devil went down to georgia". was the third performance of the song, a little loose at times, but really, really terrific.
2013-09-10: door community auditorium - fish creek, wisconsin ***
a nice sounding recording of a great show with a great setlist. hannah thomas's opening set is included, and ig highlights include "the rise of the black messiah" and "hunter's prayer".
2013-10-12: scottsdale center for the performing arts - scottsdale, arizona (with the phoenix symphony) ***
a mono but otherwise really good recording, the second night of a two night stand in scottsdale. at some point during "compromise" the conductors baton goes flying, leading to some funny discussion after the song.

2014-01-16: dreyfoos concert hall - west palm beach, florida (with the west palm beach orchestra) ***
a nice sounding recording of a really neat symphony show, the arrangements on these songs are so beautiful, and amy and emily are in great moods and are pretty chatty, especially during the second half of the show. "able to sing" gets two takes as the first started out to slow, the run up to the first take (towards the end of the "damo" file), is really, really funny.
2014-05-03: double door - chicago, illinois (amy ray) ***
an excellent sounding recording of the audio from a webcast of the entire show. lots of highlights, including the band and all the terrific songs, at the beginning of "johnny rottentale" amy gives a major nod to emily and tells a great story about what inspired the song, which she has to finish a capella after a string breaks on her mandolin. both the introduction to and the preformance of "the rise of the black messiah" are really, really powerful. highly recommended.
2014-06-26: mcmenamins edgefield - portland, oregon (with joan baez) ***
an excellent sounding recording, has the full ig set, the full joan baez set, as well as their combined set.
2014-07-03: the greek theater - los angeles, california (with joan baez) ***
an excellent sounding recording, indigo girls opening set is missing, but has joan baez's set and the encore songs with ig and joan.
2014-07-23: pepsi amphitheater at fort tuthill park - flagstaff, arizona (amy ray opening for the susan tedeschi-derek trucks band) ***
an excellent sounding recording, does not include amy's set, but does include her sitting in on "angel from montgomery" with the susan tedeschi-derek trucks band.


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