Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – 6/23/1989 – Telluride, CO

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w/Bruce Hornsby, Michael Murphy, NGR & Others
1989-06-23
16th Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Telluride, CO

Setlist

Disk 1

01 – Pastor Mustard Intro
02 – High Horse
03 – Telluride (Mark, Jerry)
04 – I’ve Been Lookin’
05 – Stand a Little Rain
06 – Dance Little Jean
07 – Long Hard Road >
08 – Fire In The Sky >
09 – MOdern Day Romance >
10 – Mr. Bojangles
11 – The Workin’ Man
12 – Ripplin’ Waters

Disk 1 Total Time – 44:04

Disk 2

13 – Lost River (Bela, Jerry and Mark – first part missing)
14 – Wildfire (featuring Michael Murphy, Bela, Jerry, Mark)
15 – Hear Jerusalem Moan (featuring New Grass Revival)
16 – Bayou Jubilee (Sam, Mark, Bruce)
17 – Mandolin Rain (featuring Bruce, Jerry, Bela, Joe Puerta)
18 – The Valley Road (featuring Bruce, Jerry, Mark)
19 – Bruce Instrumental (?)
20 – Fishin In The Dark
21 – Baby’s Got a Hold On Me
22 – Will The Circle Be Unbroken (with everyone)

Disk 2 Total Time: 47:56

This classic Friday night “Circle” show really kicked off the amazing ’89 festival with a bang. The Nitty Gritty boys are better than ever here and when the guests start rolling out the show takes on a new dimension. Highlights are New Grass Revival doing Hear Jerusalem Moan and Bruce Hornsby’s smokin version of The Valley Road where he trades monster licks with Bela Fleck, Mark O’Conner and Jerry Douglas. The tape flip before Lost River caused a few missed notes at the beginning of the tune. Another tape flip occurred during Will The Circle Be Unbroken.I always really enjoyed this tape. In my opinion the drums are too strong at times in the mix but I think the quality overall is pretty nice. – Dub Irie 5/28/2006

Taped by Tom Proctor

Total Time: 92:00

Lineup-

Jeff Hanna – guitars/vocals
Jimmie Fadden – drums/harmonica/vocals
Jimmy Ibbotson – guitars/mandolin/bass/vocals
Bobby Carpenter – keyboards/accordion/vocals

Guests:
Bruce Hornsby – piano/vocals
Michael Martin Murphy – guitar/vocals
Mark O’Conner – fiddle
Jerry Douglas – dobro
Bela Fleck – banjo
Sam Bush – mandolin/vocals
John Cowan – vocals
Pat Flynn – guitar
Maura O’Connell – vocals
Joe Puerta – bass
Jonell Mosser – vocals
Tracy Nelson – vocals