Song of the Day: GSW

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A decade ago I couldn’t get enough of these guys. Just behind the Grateful Dead and the popular rock band Phish, I listened to God Street Wine more than any other band in the world. As a buddy and I discussed in between bands at the Jam on the River, we might be two of 100 people in the world to own all five CDs they ever released.

Freshman year in college we got to see them in the student union, and I videotaped the intimate show from about 10 feet away. Before they took the stage, I met two of the band members, who hijacked my camera and shot themselves and me sitting outside on the lawn. I always thought that was one of the cooler musical experiences I ever had. This band I reeeally liked playing with my dinghy. Great stuff.

So here’s a great version of Nightengale from Vail’s Garton’s Saloon from October 29, 1994. And here’s Wendy from the same show.

It’s a damn shame they’re no more.

  • Scotty B

    Any chance of sharing that GSW video? I saw them about 15 times between ’93 and ’96. I miss them.

  • Scotty B

    Any chance of sharing that GSW video? I saw them about 15 times between ’93 and ’96. I miss them.

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    Scotty, I LOST the freakin tape…I have to do some SERIOUS digging, because that was awesome. It was literally footage of us sitting around the grass, then them playing a whole show from right up close. It was more of an acoustic show if I remember correctly.

    I used to LOVE these guys…I wonder if they’ll ever do a reunion show (re-open the Wetlands, maybe!).

    Scotty, if I ever find it, I’ll make you a copy, for real.

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    Scotty, I LOST the freakin tape…I have to do some SERIOUS digging, because that was awesome. It was literally footage of us sitting around the grass, then them playing a whole show from right up close. It was more of an acoustic show if I remember correctly.

    I used to LOVE these guys…I wonder if they’ll ever do a reunion show (re-open the Wetlands, maybe!).

    Scotty, if I ever find it, I’ll make you a copy, for real.

  • http://bestshowever.blogspot.com Chilly Jackwater

    Ah, God Street. I loved the fact that their best songs were all named after women. You have, Wendy up there, but there was also “Molly” and, my favorite, “Imogene.” Good stuff, Bobby.

  • http://bestshowever.blogspot.com Chilly Jackwater

    Ah, God Street. I loved the fact that their best songs were all named after women. You have, Wendy up there, but there was also “Molly” and, my favorite, “Imogene.” Good stuff, Bobby.