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Please read this Carefully before contacting me!

I prefer to trade SHNs, but I will do audio CDs.  For SHNs, the quality of the CD itself is less important, so midgrades are okay for those.  Below are my terms for audio CDs.

First and foremost... NO MP3s!!!  The sound quality is horrible, and sounds empty.  I have a few shows that are from MP3s ( I don't offer them for trade), and am working hard to replace them with quality copies. 

When burning a CD, use single speed. This ensures the best sound quality possible. It's worth spending an hour or more burning to avoid snaps and pops that will come about if burned too quickly.

Burn discs Disc At Once . This helps eliminate gaps or pops between tracks. 

Please do not label or write on discs.  I label them myself, and because I'm an anal retentive prick, I like them all to look uniformed.

For audio format CDs I prefer quality name brand CDs (preferrably Sony, but I'm not too anal about that) that do not have high contrast printing on them. That way when I make my labels, they do not bleed through. 

I also back up every show onto a data CD in Shorten (*.shn) format.  A compression utility that does not compromise the quality and integrity of a .wav file (see taper's info on Links Page).  If you would like to trade shows in that format, too, I would not object, and the quality of the disc itself is less an issue.  I would still ask that generic CDs not be used for that.  The lowest grade CD I would use for data discs would be Memorex. 

I will include a setlist if you request one.

Complete shows only.  No partials or individual tracks or collections of tracks.  If you lost one disc of a particular show, that is something entirely different, and I would be happy to help you replace it.

Shows are NEVER EVER EVER EVER for Sale for any price!!!  Please do not ask for me to sell you something that doesn't belong to me.  These bands have been cool enough to allow us to record their shows for personal use and trading only.  Don't ruin it for the rest of us who respect the bands' wishes. 

Thank You and happy trading.


Gov't Mule

12.31.94 - The Georgia Theater - Athens, GA A SHN

05.03.95 - The Sandbar - Chattanooga, TN Unrated SHN

12.15.96 - The Joint - Las Vegas, NV - 1CD B+

02.27.97 - The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI - 2CDs AUD  A- SHN

08.30.97 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore - 3CDs A-

09.18.98 - Mama Kin's Music Hall - Boston, MA - 2CDs A- SHN

04.28.99 - Alley Katz - Richmond, VA - 2CDs Ungraded

10.23.99 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA 2CDs AUD A-

03.31.01 - 328 Performance Hall, Nashville, TN Ungraded SHN

09.14.01 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore - 3CDs - AUD A- SHN

09.20.01 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield Theater - 4CDs AUD A

12.21.01 - Asheville Civic Center - Asheville, NC 2 CDs Unrated

03.01.02 - The Vanderbilt - Plainview, NY - 3CDs - AUD A- SHN

04.17.02 - Beacon Theater - NY, NY AUD A- SHN

04.21.02 - Barrymore Theater - Madison, WI AUD A- SHN

05.03.02 - State Palace Theater - New Orleans, LA - Unrated SHN

 Warren Haynes

02.05.93 - Ritz Power Jam (w/ Lots of Guests) - The Ritz - NY, NY - Unrated SHN

04.17.00 - Acoustic Live Cafe, Michigan Live.com - PRO A+


Chris Robinson @ Fox Theater, Detroit

The Black Crowes

03.29.95 - Fox Theater - Detroit, MI 

04.07.95 - Tampa Stadium - Tampa, FL (opened for Grateful Dead)

07.23.96 - The Supper Club - New York City - SBD A+

07.24.96 - The Supper Club - NY, NY

10.18.96 - Fox Theater - Detroit, MI

12.15.96 - The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel) - Las Vegas, NV

07.12.97 - Polaris Amphitheater - Columbus, OH (Further Festival)

07.16.97 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH (Further Festival)

10.10.01 - Civic Center Theater - Atlanta, GA AUD A- SHN


01.27.02 - Malibu Inn -Malibu, CA (Marc Ford w. Chris Robinson)


Blues Traveler

10.29.91 - Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA (w/ WSP) B SHN

05.02.93 - Eastbrook Theater - Grand Rapids, MI

12.31.93 - Roseland Ballroom - NY, NY

02.21.94 - CBGB's - NY, NY (Four Release Party) B+ SHN

10.25.97 - Utica Auditorium - Utica, NY - SB

Poster from Ann Arbor, MI 1972

The Allman Brothers Band
06.27.71 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA SBD A+ (Private show for execs)
08.20.94 - Lakeside Ampitheater - Darien Lake, NY (w. John Popper, Duayne Betts)
08.24.01 - Coors Light (yick) Ampitheater - Scranton, PA


Grateful Dead

12.31.78 - Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA SBD FM A- SHN


Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

03.14.00 - Phillips Arena - Atlanta, GA AUD A SHN


North Mississippi All-Stars

02.08.02 - Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI Ungraded SHN
03.11.02 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON Ungraded SHN


John Scofield

04.22.01 - MTSU, Tucker Theatre - Nashville, TN AUD A- SHN
02.01.02 - Michelson Hall - Stevens Point, WI AUD A- SHN


G. Love and Special Sauce

06.28.01 - SumerFest Harley Davidson Stage - Milwaukee, WI AUD A- SHN



12.11.93 - KROQ Acoustic Christmas - Burbank, CA + filler SBD SHN

02.10.08 - Event Center - San Jose, CA AUD A- SHN


Widespread Panic

04.20.01 - Chilhowee Park - Knoxville, TN

10.29.91 - Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA (w/ Blues Traveler) AUD B SHN


The Cowboy Junkies

11.14.01 - L'Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium (excellent recording)


Willie Nelson

09.03.93 Unknown City/Venue AUD A- SHN

My Wish List
Gov't Mule
01.06.96 - Cotton Club - Atlanta, GA 
08.09.96 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
11.10.97 - The Ritz - Rosedale, MI
11.14.97 - Lynaugh's - Lexington, KY
06.10.98 - E Center - Salt Lake City, UT
01.29.99 - Chili Pepper - Fort Lauderdale, FL
08.09.00 - The Bottle and Cork - Dewey Beach, DE
10.06.01 - The Majestic Theater - Detroit, MI

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