Up the Downstair

Being a weeklie podcaste from Madison, Wisconsin featuring several remarkable curiosities therein occurring being a compendium of live music from divers artistes

Show #96: Coffee Creek (The Final Show)

November 27th, 2006

After posting my first show featuring Coffee Creek, I got to keep ‘em coming. And so here we go…

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 first half of the last gig they played in ‘93. There are only a couple songs that are repeated from my first show. It’s a soundboard and is of excellent quality.


Buckeroo (Buck Owens)
Are You Ready for the Country? (Neil Young)
Love’s Gonna Live Here Again (Buck Owens)
(Is Anybody Going to) San Antone? (Doug Sahm)
Sleeping Room
Sing Me Back Home (Merle Haggard)
The Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
A Good Year For the Roses (George Jones)
Mendocino (Doug Sahm)
Streets of Baltimore (Gram Parsons)
Texas Me (Doug Sahm)
Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man (Gram Parsons/Roger McGuinn)
You’re Still On My Mind (Luke McDaniel – The Byrds & George Jones)

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Coffee Creek
Brian Henneman

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  4. R.I.P. Buck Owens
  5. Show #74 – Uncle Tupelo's Farewell

2 Responses to “Show #96: Coffee Creek (The Final Show)”

  1. Nate says:

    Thanks for posting the Coffee Creek shows, had all of them but lost them on an old hard drive, do you have all four? There is a cover of Gram Parsons’ Blue Eyes that Jeff sings that I miss dearly. Thanks!

  2. Palmer says:

    You’re welcome. I only have 06/11/92 07/30/93,

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