Chris Thile has recorded a solo set for Reg’s Coffee House, a show broadcast weekly from WRAX in Birmingham, AL, hosted and produced by Scott Register. He regularly includes live, in-studio performances, recorded especially for his show, and Chris was on hand recently to promote material from his latest How To Grow A Woman From The Ground CD.
Four songs from Thile’s set can be accessed online, all performed with only Chris’ voice and mandolin accompaniment. Fans of the new CD should find these sparse arrangements forming an interesting contrast with the recorded versions. The songs are Heart In A Cage, Stay Away, You’re An Angel, and I’m Gonna Cry, and Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.
The flack Chris took for including what strikes us as a gratuitous profanity in the opening line of Heart In A Cage must had had some effect, as the line has been bowdlerized for this show.
There is also a live Nickel Creek set on Reg’s site, recorded about a year ago. That show includes six songs: When In Rome, Jealous Of The Moon, Nice Dream, Reason’s Why, The Smoothie Song and Scotch & Chocolate.