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Echoes of “Strangers Almanac”

WorldCafeNot sure why this particular artifact popped up today — maybe because of all the hideous things happening in North Carolina right now, and they figured we could use a break — but public radio station WXPN has resurrected a World Cafe broadcast from 1997, “Sense of Place North Carolina: Whiskeytown.” Dating back to shortly after Mike Daly‘s arrival in the lineup as a sideman, it features about three minutes of excruciating small talk followed by performances of five songs: “16 Days,” “Somebody Remembers the Rose,” “Too Drunk to Dream,” “Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart” and a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

This was recorded at WXPN during the Strangers Almanac tour, not much more than a month before Phil Wandscher’s departure from Whiskeytown. Not surprisingly, the vibe is…tense. Check it out here.

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North Carolina passed over — again

The headline reads, “Ryan Adams Announces East Coast Dates” — and sure, I took a look even though I knew what East Coast state would be missing. Upon scanning the itinerary below, however, there was a brief moment when I thought that the end of Ryan’s boycott of his native state might be at hand.

Look at the bottom date, July 26, “Ryan Adams at Lincoln Theatre”; yes, there is indeed is a Lincoln Theatre in Ryan’s former hometown of Raleigh. But no, that date is scheduled for the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. (besides which, these days Ryan generally plays venues with far bigger capacities than what the Raleigh Lincoln Theatre can hold).

Oh well. I will note that, given the political drift in North Carolina nowadays and who else is boycotting the state, I can’t really blame Ryan for keeping his distance at this point.

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