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Would You Please Welcome... Joe Rathburn Live at Dark Thirty

by Joe Rathburn

A superbly engineered DOUBLE CD set capturing a very intimate, yet high energy acoustic evening at a very fine venue, with Joe and the band letting the music do most of the talking.
Genre: Folk: Power-folk
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1. Jimmy Duke's Intro (First Set)
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2. Sunshine Through The Rain
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3. Spaceship
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4. UME
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5. To You Tonight Story
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6. To You Tonight
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7. Stumbling Blocks
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8. What Don't Kill Ya
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9. (Never Will) Kill This Thing
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10. Poor, Poor You
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11. Windows
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12. Together
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13. Little Suns
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14. Jimmy Duke's Intro (Second Set)
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15. Once Upon a Dream
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16. Imaginary Sailor
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17. Anything
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18. Don't Let It Slip Away
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19. Sombody Else's Blues
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20. The Dad I Had
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21. True Love
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22. Above the Grass
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23. The Way of the World
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24. Feel the Wind (Intro)
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25. Feel the Wind
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26. The Last of Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Joe Rathburn is: thoughtful, uplifting, contagious, folk/rock, through great acoustic guitar, quirky vocals, and wry humor. His song The Dad I Had was picked from 140,000 entries to win first place in the 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards, Traditional Folk Song category. He also won nominations in the San Diego Music Award's "Best Acoustic Artist" category twice and "Best Adult Contemporary Recording" as well.
On 12/05/2004 Joe and his band recorded what is to become a classic live CD featuring 9 songs from his previous two studio efforts, and 11 previously unrecorded songs. It was an intimate, yet high energy evening, bristling with tension, emotion, positive vibes, and love. This superbly engineered double CD set captured all of the nuance, and power, that two acoustic guitars, bass, and drums can muster. The meaning of Joe's uplifting lyrics comes shining through over the bands grooves and textures. Joe's writing, singing, and intricate guitar arrangements, plus ripping solos by Dave Beldock on guitar, explosive yet subtly expressive drumming by Roger Friend, and rock solid bottom end by Paul Beach on bass, add up to make this one fine evenings listen.

Here's the story of how it came about in Joe's own words:

When Jimmy Duke offered me yet another coveted slot in his legendary house concert series I was, of course, thrilled. I was due for a new CD and had a lot of new, unrecorded songs. So, I decided to record the show. Then I got to thinking, "Jimmy wants me on December 5th, 2004, and I turn fifty on the 26th. Thirty-three of those fifty years I've spent as a performing musician. Why not combine the live CD with the milestone birthday and make this real special? The wheels were set in motion. I realized they could either take me to somewhere great, or roll all over me.
Most folks who do live recordings do one of two things to assure their success. They either A: record several dates in a row to be able to pick and choose the best parts of all of them, or they B: record with a band that they perform regularly with so the songs have a chance to breathe, take on a life of their own, and settle in. I knew I would not have the luxury of the former, and as for the latter, I'd be lucky to get in a couple of rehearsals with whichever musicians I chose. I took a leap of faith that it would all work out somehow.
After a lot of thought I chose the band. I told Dave, Paul, and Roger what they were in for: Learning 22 songs in two, possibly three rehearsals, and having to nail 'em all cuz we'd only get one shot. Dave and Paul had played some of my stuff before, though it had been many years for Paul. Roger, on the other hand, had never so much as even heard my songs. I knew though that they were the right players for the job. I prepared the charts and recordings and rushed the materials to them. I knew full well that with their busy schedules they'd have little time to work on the stuff, but they'd do the best they could. Again, faith sustained me.
Obviously, things turned out fine. Here's the CD. Though the weather tried to chill, drown, and blow us away that day, one hundred-some folks crowded into Jimmy Duke's house. Some had to sit outside on his covered deck (blankets, speakers, and heaters provided). He intoned his famous "Would you please welcome..." and the show began. The audience sang Happy Birthday to me, then we burned down two sets of music that I'll not soon forget. A great time was had by all. As you listen to this recording think about the beautiful energy that crowd of good people was sending our way, and how it came back to them though our perfomance. That, my friends, is the true meaning of the term "in concert". We were all one, for a couple hours. That's why I do what I do.
Joe Rathburn 2/9/2005

Recorded live, at Jimmy Duke's Dark Thirty Productions House Concerts, Lakeside, CA, USA on December 5th 2004, before a great, live audience.

Paul Beach:
5 string bass guitar
David Beldock:
Taylor 514ce acoustic guitar, keyboards, vocals
Roger Friend:
Drums and percussion
Joe Rathburn:
Vocals, Taylor 814ce, and Taylor K14ce acoustic guitars (the K14ce being the Dark Thirty house guitar. Thanks, Jimmy)

Recorded by: Dan Connor; House Sound: David Henk; Mixed by: Dave Blackburn at Beat N Track Recording Studio, Fallbrook, CA; Mastered by: Dave Blackburn at Beat N Track Recording Studio, Fallbrook, CA; Graphic Design by: Lori Palmer; Photographs by: Lori Palmer and Jan Wang with the exception of cover photo by David Sobel, DavidSobel.com; Manufactured and printed by: CMS Duplication, San Diego, CA

Paul Beach uses John Pearse Strings; Roger Friend plays Taye Drums

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John Olin

Fabulous Live Performance
I have been a fan of Joe Rathburn for a few years now and have greatly awaited a live CD. Here Joe has outdone himself. With an incredible group of backing talents, Joe's songs come alive more than ever. While many of the songs are familiar, Joe includes new efforts that equal his past work. My only complaint is that it is not a three CD set. So many songs Joe does so well, and so little time.
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Steve Goldstein

Brings the Joe Experience to life in a warm setting.
I have been a fan and friend of Joe's for more years than either of us would care to admit, so I feel I am intimately acquainted with his music, which I love. However, when I listen to this double live set, I hear shadings I never heard before and I have a whole new perspective on his talents and songs. For novice or die-hard Joe fan, this CD is a must have for any serious music collection.
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Bill Maine

Incredible Stuff
I love this double CD. I've always enjoyed his songwriting and performances and this live CD captures Joe and the band at their best. Great versions of his classic songs and some incredible new songs as well. One of my favorite CDs, gets lots of playing time.
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EDDIE CUNNINGHAM

ONE OF THE FEW CD'S I LISTEN TO...
GREAT WORK JOE! TOUCHING BALLADS, EXCELLENT VISUAL FURNITURE AND FINE GROOVES...YOU ARE A FOLKY MONKEY..YOU SONGS WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME...ROCK ON!
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Taylor Harvey

If it were easy, everyone would do it.
Joe continues to bless his listeners with his humor, his spirituality and his incredible talent. Long one of the absolute best in the singer/songwriter genre, he just keeps moving the bar higher with this release. This recording of an intimate house concert may be the perfect way to capture his magic as he, with some very accomplished friends, weaves his tales of life and love the way very few can. Everone who owns an acoustic guitar should also own this CD.
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Erika Roller......folkdancer

High energy
There is always a place for folk music. Was about life and constantly moving......enjoyed it.
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Jack Blackburn

Great mood music
I have been waiting to hear comments from a friend I sent a copy to, and she enjoyed it as well. Super and Thanks
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Tom Keller

Super!!
Joe is great! We used to listen to him on the IB pier, this is my 3rd Joe Rathburn CD. Keep up with the great music.
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Veronica Graciano

Two thumbs way up.
I'm absolutely charmed by the music on this set.
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Diannesss

Happy Music
Seeing Joe live is really the biggest treat. His lyrics and great stories combined with his easy going attitude and great acoustic guitar sound are to me... unforgetable. This CD puts Joe with his band, and almost captures the essence of the Joe experience. This Set is a nice combination of songs from other CDs, and a few tracks that I hadn't found on other CDs. It's definately a CD to add to your collection when you need a little injection of easy going attitude.
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