The very first time that R.S. Hornsby joined the band.
A show in the rain from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They were announced as “Bruce Hornsby and the Suffering Fools” (it’s not clear whether the announcer was in on the joke).
This was R.S. Hornsby’s very first show with the Noisemakers. He immediately shone on Rainbow’s Cadillac, getting a call out from Uncle Bruce, again on the Grateful Dead’s Loser, and yet again on White-Wheeled Limousine.
(Bruce calls Jacob’s Ladder to the band and J.V. asks, “Which way?!”)
I couldn’t make out exactly what he was doing, given that he was 7 years old at the time, but one of Bruce’s sons Keith Hornsby is acknowledged also.
Bruce also takes a stab at End of the Innocence bluegrass-style for fun, before a more traditional version where Bobby Read stands out. (You’ll read that a lot today).
Sam Bush joins for their first ever live version of Darlin’ Corey, which the band learnt the day before, and stays for the rest of the night.
On a previous trip to Telluride with the Range, Bruce had covered Wild Horses bluegrass style, and gave it the same treatment this evening to close out.
The band was Bruce Hornsby, R.S. Hornsby (guitar), Bonny Bonaparte (drums), J.V. Collier (bass), Doug Derryberry (guitar and vocals), J.T. Thomas and Sam Bush from Darlin’ Corey.
06/18/00 Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO
Rainbow’s Cadillac, Long Tall Cool One, Loser, When in Rome > Jacob’s Ladder, End of the Innocence, White-Wheeled Limousine > Long Black Veil, Sunflower Cat, Darlin’ Corey, Jumping Jack Flash, Put a Spell on You, King of the Hill, Wild Horses
Encores: Mighty Quinn > Idol with the Golden Head > Mandolin Rain > That Would Be Something
Comments: first show w/R.S. Hornsby. Sam Bush from White-Wheeled Limousine onwards
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June 18 2000 whole show ZIP file (114.5 MiB)
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Otherwise, here is each song for individual download:
01. Rainbow's Cadillac (10.8 MiB)
02. Long Tall Cool One (7.5 MiB)
03. Loser (9.9 MiB)
04. When in Rome > Jacob's Ladder (8.6 MiB)
05. End of the Innocence (9.4 MiB)
06. White-Wheeled Limousine (11.1 MiB)
07. Sunflower Cat (8.6 MiB)
08. Darlin' Corey (8.6 MiB)
09. Jumping Jack Flash (4.9 MiB)
10. I Put a Spell on You (4.4 MiB)
11. King of the Hill (8.8 MiB)
12. Wild Horses (8.4 MiB)
13. Mighty Quinn (13.7 MiB)
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