Mud Island Amphitheater
July 18 & 19, 1997
Happy Holidays everybody. Here we are with our first installment in the Porch Songs series…a two night run from Mud Island Amphitheater in Memphis, Tennessee on July 18th and 19th, 1997. Why these two shows you might ask? Well, these performances are somewhat of an intersection of what I think both you and I have been looking for…. multi-night runs, soundboards released along with the WP Archive Multi-Track issues, and being able to fulfill some specific show requests. Porch Songs obviously gives us the platform to deliver on those angles…and do so more frequently. I felt that these two from Mud Island made the mark….a two-night run in a killer venue, a great collection of guest artists and a second set performance on 7/19 that was voted the best of 1997 by Honest Tune magazine back in the day. I certainly received many emails…even some from a few close friends…commenting on these shows and how they deserved some attention. So, a great starting point for Porch Songs…and certainly a basis for future comparisons. Next up? Well, I promised I’d head to the 1998-2002 era, so let’s go!
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July 18, 1997
Set One: Glory, Ain’t Life Grand, Disco, Ride Me High, C. Brown, Pigeons, One Kind Favor, Papa Legba, Radio Child
Set Two: Makes Sense To Me, Dyin’ Man, Papa’s Home, Hope in a Hopeless World, It Was You, Fishwater, Nobody’s Loss, Space Wrangler, Drums, Stop-Go
Encores: Gradle, Red Beans, City of Dreams
July 19, 1997
Set One: Flat Foot Flewzy, Pleas, Let’s Get Down to Business, The Last Straw, Weak Brain Narrow Mind, Greta, Holden Oversoul, Pusherman, Henry Parsons Died*
Set Two: Tall Boy, Aunt Avis, Chilly Water, Jack, Rebirtha, Arleen, Drums**, Porch Song, Contentment Blues
Encores: Junior***, End of the Show****
* with Daniel Hutchens on vocals & Eric Carter on guitar
** with Matt Abts on timbales
*** with Warren Haynes on guitar
**** with Daniel Hutchens on vocals, Eric Carter on guitar, Warren Haynes on guitar