I was lamenting the lack of new music up on archive.org and that the west coast often seems to come forget about taping shows, when I came across this “new” old tape from waaaay early on in the band’s career. Not sure if it’s pre-Telluride 2001 or shortly thereafter, but it’s fun (and a soundboard, to boot).
The band has come a long, long way since that time. Yes, you can hear the spark there, but nine years down the road, they’ve fulfilled the early promise of greatness many folks predicted.
Railroad Earth 6/28/01 Half Moon Saloon Vail, CO Taped by Dave McKearney SBD - DAP1 - UA5 - WaveLab - CDWave Set 1: 01 Chains 02 Stillwater Getaway 03 Luxury Liner 04 Sing For Me 05 Colorado 06 New Camptown Races 07 Bird In a House 08 Cold Water Set 2: 09 Lordy Lordy 10 Birds Of America 11 Dandelion Wine 12 Came up Smilin' 13 Ragtime Annie Lee 14 Head 15 Black Bear 16 Bowling Green 17 I Am a Mess 18 Whiskey Medley E: 19 Seven Story Mountain 20 Everything Comes Together 21 Old Home Place