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Don't Shoot the Piano Player
source: Red Bluff, CA  Oct. 7, 2002

Disc one
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 [Bp / Ls]
You're A Big Girl Now (a) [Bp / Lps]
Tombstone Blues [Bp]
Accidentally Like A Martyr [Zevon] [Bp]
Watching The River Flow [Bp]
Brown Sugar 
My Back Pages (a)
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)(a) [Bp / Lc]
I Shall Be Released (a) [Bp/h]
Cold Irons Bound 
One Too Many Mornings (a) [Lps]
Hard Rain (a) [Bp / Lc]
Honest With Me [Ls]
Disc two
Honest With Me [Ls]
It Ain't Me, Babe (a) [Bp/h]
High Water (For Charley Patton)[Bp]
Mutineer [Warren Zevon] [Bp / Lps]
Floater (Too Much To Ask)[Bp]
Summer Days 
Like A Rolling Stone
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (a)[Ce]
All Along The Watchtower
Seeing The Real You At Last [Bp]
Just Like A Woman [Bp/h]
Accidentally Like A Martyr [Zevon] [Bp]
Old Man [Neil Young]
Lawyers, Guns, And Money [Warren Zevon]
A Voice From On High (a)

This show is incredible. One of the best performances of the year. The quality of the recording is superb, and well worth seeking the show out for your collection. The packaging and bonus tracks are another matter. The bonus tracks are unique songs for their respective shows, but the recording quality suffers. The front cover cartoon is well done, and would have been a nice insert... but it doesn't work at all for an appealing CD cover. The insert photo, on the other hand, would have made an incredible cover. The insert info could normally be commended in the fact that each song is reviewed and commented on... but with closer inspection, one finds that the info was simply copied from the Michael Smith review at Boblinks, without a credit. The back information for Red Bluff is correct, (as it was copied and pasted directly from Boblinks) but there are two mistakes in the bonus tracks... which shows that the manufacturer didn't proofread the only part that they actually wrote near well enough. Accidentally Like A Martyr is incorrectly listed on the package as Things Have Changed, and Lawyers, Guns, And Money is misspelled. The discs themselves are plain, and a waste of silk-screening. There is a CD-r project of the Red Bluff show that circulated under the same name... so not even that is original. With all these problems, avoid this one, and seek out  I Ain't No Judas.
Boblinks concert review
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Source / Venue:
Tehama Fairgrounds Red Bluff, CA  Oct. 7, 2002
Bonus tracks:
University of California, Greek Theatre
Berkeley, California, October 11, 2002
University of Oregon, MacArthur Court
Eugene, Oregon, October 5, 2002

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Not listed on package /  DY01

Other commercial releases of Red Bluff:
I Ain't No Judas
Red Bluff 2002

Dec. 2002  (Germany)

9 stars (Red Bluff)
7 stars (Bonus tracks)

Bob's Boots ref  #

Thanks to Wolfgang & David Hamm for scans and info
Thanks to Bob Goerens for scans and info

(a) - acoustic
[Bh] -Bob on harp
[Bp] -Bob on piano
[Ce] -Charlie on electric guitar
[Lc] -Larry on cittern
[Ls] -Larry on slide guitar
[Lps]-Larry on pedal steel

Notes from Olof Björner:
This concert was held at the Pauline Davis Pavilion. It is a "livestock arena"... a small barn-like structure with a dirt floor in front of the stage, and bleachers in the back

This show is the first acoustic version of Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35, (not counting the MTV Unplugged version in New York City on November 18, 1994).

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