Frogwings – 02/07/1999 – Providence, RI


Frogwings
February 7th, 1999
Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Providence, RI

01. Kickin’ J.S. Bach [14:15.37]
02. Corn Mash Blues [09:00.31]
03. Feel For You [08:10.29]
04. Just One [08:43.06]
05. Hurdy Gurdy Fandango [05:36.15]
06. Cut Mullet (Eddie’s Got A Boyfriend) [10:49.74]
07. Among Your Pillows [07:04.30]
08. Ganja [06:05.42]
09. Deviant Dreams [09:01.38]
10. Pattern [06:23.59]
11. Nomad [18:19.63]
12. E: Hot ‘Lanta [09:55.40]

Frogwings is:
John Popper – harmonica, vocals
Derek Trucks – slide guitar
Jimmy Herring – guitar
Oteil Burbridge – bass
Kofi Burbridge – keys, flute
Marc Quiñones – percussion
Butch Trucks – drums

Track 2 was on the setlist as “Shuffle”, a song that would evolve over the course of Frogwing’s run, with John customizing the lyrics to each show’s location. This version, however, was simply a slowed-down version of an old Blues Traveler song called “Corn Mash Blues”.

Odd level changes at 5:09 of d1t03 and 5:55/7:21 of d1t04, like an amp was failing on stage.

Master:
AKG C1000S>Sony SBM-1>Sony PCM-M1>Sony TCD-D8
by Dave Mallick; taping rig provided by David Landsberger

Outside of Gregg Allman, drummer Butch Trucks is the only member of Georgia’s venerable Allman Brothers Band who’s still in the lineup and has appeared on every album. But during one of the Allman’s lulls in activity during the mid-’90s, Trucks decided to put together a side project that would allow him to play with his nephew (and future Allman Brothers guitarist), Derek Trucks. The elder Trucks called the group Frogwings, additionally recruiting Aquarium Rescue Unit members Oteil Burbridge (bass, vocals), Jimmy Herring (guitar), and Count Mbutu (percussion), Allman Brothers percussionist Marc Quinones, plus keyboardist John Herbert and vocalist/guitarist Edwin McCain. The band performed club shows through 1997, and by the next year, Mbutu had left and Herbert had been replaced by yet another Aquarium Rescue Unit member, keyboardist/flutist Kofi Burbridge. Frogwings was becoming a hit in festivals and among the jam band circuit, yet still hadn’t released a CD. But when McCain departed to focus on his solo career and Trucks recruited Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, the drummer knew he had the Frogwings lineup to record for his fledgling Flying Frog Records label.

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Frogwings – 02/14/1999 – Northampton, MA

Frogwings
February 14th, 1999
Pearl Street
Northampton, MA

CD 1 [64:42.72]
01. Kickin’ Bach [15:03.10]
02. Shuffle [11:31.25]
03. Hurdy Gurdy Fandango [05:48.20]
04. Feel For You [08:28.66]
05. Pattern [07:24.51]
06. Cut Mullet [16:26.50]

CD 2 [73:35.07]
01. Among Your Pillows [06:48.58]
02. Just Once [10:43.40]
03. Ganja> [08:44.50]
04. Deviant Dreams [11:17.24]
05. Nomad [23:16.60]
07. E: Hot’Lanta [12:44.00]

Frogwings is: John Popper – harmonica, vocals
Derek Trucks – slide guitar
Jimmy Herring – guitar
Oteil Burbridge – bass
Kofi Burbridge – keys, flute
Marc Qui–ones – percussion
Butch Trucks – drums

Master creation: 
AKG C460b’s [X-Y]>Gamble pre>house deck>D7
by Kyle Holbrook 

SHNs were made: 
DA-20>U2A>SoundEdit 16>WAV>shntool>SHNv3 [no DAE] 
by Dave Mallick

frogwings-ticket

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Frogwings – 05/03/1998 – West Palm Beach, FL

Frogwings
1998-05-03
Sunfest
West Palm Beach, FL

01 Kick N Bach
02 Blow ‘Em Away
03 Eyes Give You Away
04 Cut Mullet
05 Wind Before The Rain
06 Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat
07 Sign On The Door
08 Band Introductions
09 Loomis
10 Don’t Change Horses
11 Catchin’ Up
12 Hot ‘Lanta
13 Filler: Butch Trucks Drum Clinic from earlier in the day

This Frogwings Is:
Jimmy Herring-Guitar
Derek Trucks-Guitar
Oteil Burbridge-Bass, Vocals
Kofi Burbridge-Flute, Keys
Edwin McCain-Vocals, Guitar
Marc Quinones-Percussion
Butch Trucks-Drums

AKG391’s->Oade M118->SBM->D7
Recorded and Seeded by Jeff Moores

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Frogwings – 02/09/1999 – New York, NY

Frogwings
2/9/99
Wetlands Preserve
New York, NY

Frogwings Lineup:
John Popper-Harmonica & Vocals
Derek Trucks-Guitar
Jimmy Herring-Guitar
Bass & Vocals-Oteil Burbridge
Keyboards & Flute-Kofi Burbridge
Drums-Butch Trucks
Percussion-Marc Quinones

Disc 1

1. Kickin J.S. Bach
2. Wetlands Shuffle
3. Hurdy Gurdy Fandango
4. Feel For You
5. Pattern
6. Tuning
7. Cut Mullet

Disc 2

1. Among Your Pillows
2. Just One
3. Ganja>
4. Deviant Dreams
5. Nomad
6.E: Hot ‘Lanta*

*w/Warren Haynes on guitar

Recorded by David Nolan
Transferred & Seeded by Yossi Pollak
Source:SBD

From BluesTraveler.net:

Frogwings began as an Allman Brothers/Aquarium Rescue Unit side project in 1997, with Edwin McCain as the lead singer. The band ran off five gigs in seven days in late May 1997, and the jazz/rock/calypso/metal fusion began. Founding members Butch Trucks [drums] and Jimmy Herring [guitar] were joined by the Burbridge brothers, Kofi [flute] and Oteil [bass], as well as Butch’s nephew Derek [guitar/, and band and percussion-mate Marc Quinones. The successful May run was followed by a two-week trip up and down the East coast in December, and this run cemented Frogwings as a permanent part of the Allman Brothers Band sideshow.

After a single Florida appearance in 1998, Edwin McCain was forced to leave the band due to issues with his record label [McCain was becoming a national star in his own right due to several hit singles off his latest album, Misguided Roses and the label no doubt wanted him to concentrate on his own band] and Blues Traveler’s John Popper was recruited as the new voice of Frogwings. Butch Trucks recalls the initial meeting between Popper and the rest of the band in a 1999 interview with JamBands.com:

Oh wow, I had no idea what would happen. We wrote a lot of stuff with Edwin and now John’s come in with his harp and his writing and his singing. It’s a lot harder edge now, a lot more rock ‘n’ roll oriented. It’s fun. I’m enjoying the hell out of it. We’re just going at it. We’re writing songs and playing and just having a ball doing it. […] We worked up 14 songs in five days last week. John Popper and Oteil were writing a song a day. It was amazing. They run the gamut from a calypso song to The Thrill Is Gone kind of a blues feel to a really uptempo Latin groove to one that is almost industrial thrash rock. On the surface, that’s what you’re hearing, but when you listen to what the bass and the guitars are doing, it’s fucking incredible. Really cool. It’s like industrial rock meets James Brown.

After rehearsing together for only two weeks in late January of 1999, the newest version of Frogwings hit the road with an inaugural gig at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, supported by Derek Trucks’ band, whose leader pulled double duty all tour long. Two nights later, the band began a three-night stand at New York’s Wetlands Preserve, and rocked the house for over two hours each night, including a guest appearance by ex-Allman Warren Haynes on night two’s encore of Hot ‘Lanta. The entire tour was recorded for a live album, eventually entitled “Croakin’ At Toad’s”, released in late 2000. After the album was released, Dean Budnick interviewed Derek Trucks, again for Jambands.com, in which the younger Trucks reflected on the band’s genesis, tour and future.

Earlier in 2000, Butch Trucks and company began a record label, Flying Frog Records, taking on jam-band types such as Schleigho and the Slip. No further plans have been announced for Frogwings as of now but whenever band members are free, there is always the possibility of another brief tour…

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