My collection contains more live music than I could ever listen to, and yet I am continually in search of more. With the advent of cheap, fast broadband connections there are thousands upon thousands of concert recordings available for download.
Live music feeds weary ears. With the decline of actual music on the radio, and the rising prices of studio albums, finding mind moving, completely legal music available for the price of your time to download is an absolutely beautiful thing.
In Bootleg Country, I will attempt to go through my collection of live music and review every note.
A few years back I worked with a guy named Bob. Bob was somewhere in his middle fifties, with a nice beer gut hanging over his belt loop and long, curly gray hair. He was a throwback from the 1960's Summer of Love. He was a genuine hippy, and remained true to those ideals even into the new millennium.
The David Nelson Band reminds me of Bob. They are still waving their freak flags, and playing music as if it could save our souls.
A David Nelson Band show is like a picnic on a sunny day. They mix old time country music with the folk wisdom of 1960’s San Francisco and sprinkle it with psychedelic jams.
You can picture yourself sitting in a city park, spread out on a blanket, belly fully of fried chicken while listening to this band. They have the homey feel of any small town local band playing songs that you’d sing to your kids. Although they have the chops to blow any local players through the roof, they maintain that intimate, down home feel to their concerts.