October 23rd, 2006
My buddy Eric wanted me to get copies of the Coffee Creek shows for him and I’m halfway there. Since I haven’t actually burned CDs for him yet, I thought I’d put up some CC for him to listen to while I get my arse in gear and burn the shows for him.
Coffee Creek was a side project of the members of Uncle Tupelo. It featured Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidhorn of UT along with Brian Henneman. At the time Henneman, was a roadie for Uncle Tupelo who also contributed guitar and mandolin to various studio sessions as well as in the live context. In 1992, he founded The Bottle Rockets.
Coffee Creek played only four shows and they consisted mostly of covers of country songs along with some country-inflected rock tunes as well. Each performance was at the tiney Cicero’s Basement Bar in St. Louis, Missouri. Here are the dates of the Coffee Creek performances:
12 December 1991
11 June 1992
29 July 1993
30 July 1993
This week’s show is the second set of the second gig in ‘92. It’s a soundboard and is of excellent quality.
Wasn’t Born To Follow (The Byrds)
A Good Year For The Roses (George Jones)
Do-Re-Mi (Woody Guthrie)
Thanks A Lot (Ernest Tubb)
Are You Ready For The Country? (Neil Young)
Texas Me (Doug Sahm)
Mendocino (Doug Sahm)
Movin’ On (Merle Haggard)
Can’t Find My Way
Turkey In The Straw (Traditional)
She’s About A Mover (Sir Douglas Quintet)
Waltz Across Texas (Ernest Tubb)