28 April 2008

Downloads of the Week

Jazzfest is here, but there's another festival that went down last week: Merle Fest. Never been, always wanted to go. Thankfully there are always the tapes to let us live vicariously. Here are a few great Merlefest downloads for you. One of these years I'll make it down.

As a bonus, check out the Panic show from 4/27/97 -- 11 years ago this week. For all you non-Panic fans, this is the show/recording you should have. If that doesn't do it for you, nothing will.


David Grisman & Tony Rice
Merle Fest, Wilkesboro, NC 30 April 1995
Download: part 1 part 2
[Ned sez: Grisman & Rice doing tunes from their new-at-the-time release Tone Poems. Awesome!]

Tony Rice Unit
Merle Fest 1995
[filler from the above set, Tony Rice had just stopped singing... sad when they say just 6 months]

Midnight Jam
Merle Fest, 25 April 1992
Download: part 1 part 2 part 3
[classic jam session with Rowan, Rice, Grisman, Fleck, Allison Krauss and more...setlist here]

Widespread Panic
Burlington, VT 27 April 1997
Download: part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 encore

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