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CHRIS HILLMAN

PODUNK BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL

east hartford, ct, USA

2 august 2003

with Herb Pedersen

thanks to Kevin O'Keefe for the review and the pics

Writes Kevin: 

What a wonderful show Chris & Herb put on, doing two full sets and then joining Peter Rowan, Vassar Clemens,and David Grisman for some songs. Also in the second set, Chris & Herb did a rousing version of "Eight Miles High" with David Grisman playing an awesome lead mandolin.

Set One (most of these songs I do not know so it may not be perfect):

Love Reunited

You Done Me Wrong (1959 Ray Price)

Never Let Go (Herb's song)

Time Between (Chris's Byrds song)1966

Somebody's Back In Town (old Wilber Brothers Song 1959)

Wheels (Gram & Chris)

I Hear A Voice Calling (Stanley Brothers)

No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine (Don Reno & Red Smiley) covered also by Dillard & Clark

You Are Learning (Louvin Brothers)

Tried So Hard (our Buddy Gene's Song)

(He talked somewhat of Gene and Dillard & Clark and how the FBB recorded the song)

Old Cross Roads

Wait A Minute (Herb Pedersen) with some awesome high harmony by Chris

Eight Miles High

 

Set Two:

Desert Rose

No One Else (Herbs DRB& (Rice Rice Hillman & Pedersen)

Turn Turn Turn

Never Let Go (Herb's new song)

Sin City ( talked about Gram a bit too)

Tried So Hard

The Other Side (new song by Chris)

Mr. Tambourine Man

You Ain't Goin' nowhere

So Begins The Task (Steven Stills & Manassas)

Wayfaring Stranger

It Doesn't Matter (Stills / Roberts / Hillman)

Eight Miles High ( Chris, Herb & David Grisman)

Chris played the Mandolin for all songs but one and Herb played a six string.

I was able to get behind the stage and to one side near the soundboard, and got some awesome pictures. I should be getting a pristine recording of this show from an unknown source ( Keep our fingers crossed!!) 

This Bluegrass show was one of the best concerts I have been to in years, and the soundman or young man I should say, did and excellent + job. One of the highlights of the evening was when the stage was filled with a dream band consisting of Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Chris Hillman, Vassar Clemens, plus some other musicians in Peter Rowan's Band, plus the multitalented members of the David Grisman Quintet, whose names I fail to remember. On a funny note, it was hot and humid as hell. When Chris came out and did his first song, he commented "This is like playing in Manila" and it was like a tropical heat wave.

Kevin

 

  CHRIS HILLMAN arriving on stage

 CHRIS HILLMAN watching the crowd from behind the stage

 HERB PEDERSEN  and CHRIS HILLMAN 

   

 CHRIS HILLMAN and HERB PEDERSEN 

 CHRIS HILLMAN and HERB PEDERSEN 

 CHRIS HILLMAN and HERB PEDERSEN 

 CHRIS HILLMAN and HERB PEDERSEN 

 HERB PEDERSEN 

 CHRIS HILLMAN,  HERB PEDERSEN and Friends

 HERB PEDERSEN and CHRIS HILLMAN 

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