Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, Ani Difranco, Gillian Welch, and Dave Rawlings - March 8, 2000

Oscar Meyer Theater, Madison Civic Center, Madison, Wisconsin


Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 05:25:09 GMT
From: "Travis Vande Berg" <>
Subject: Greg/Ani/Gillian setlist: Madison

Overall, a very cool show. The vast majority of the crowd was there to see Ani, but there were a good number of both Greg and Gillian fans there as well.

Greg, Bo, Ani, Gillian, and Dave (Gillian's guitarist) came out at 8:00 and did an a cappella version of Utah Phillip's "Dump the Bosses Off Your Back." Then each performer (starting with Ani) declared a "theme," and each performer had to play one of their songs that they felt fit the "theme." This continued until Ani, Greg, and Gillian had all declared a theme for a total of nine songs. Each performer (starting with Greg) then played a three song mini-set. The third of these was with one of the other performers. A *great* version of "Wild Like a Sonny Boy" closed out the set, followed by three encore songs.

As far as Greg's performances went, "I Wish I Was Married" was excellent with Ani singing along with the chorus. Greg's appearance in Ani's "Untouchable Face" was great as well. The chorus is: "so fuck you / with your untouchable face / and fuck you / for existing in the first place / and who am I / that I should be vying for your touch / and who am I," and Greg sang the "Fuck you"s in a deep semi-comic growl. The highlight, however, was a "Your Town Now" which brought the house down. I had never heard this one before, but it was incredible with Greg and Bo really getting into it and feeding off of the crowd's energy.


Song List:

For the first half of the show, brackets indicate the "theme" of the next three songs and who declared the "theme". For the second half of the show, the brackets indicate whose "mini-set" it was.
  1. Dump the Bosses Off Your Back (all)

    [Noxious/Poisonous/Etc. Liquids - Ani:]

  2. Fuel (Ani)
  3. Tear My Stillhouse Down (Gillian & Dave)
  4. Lord, I Have Made You a Place in My Heart (Greg & Bo)

    [Kindness - Greg:]

  5. Spring Wind (Greg & Bo)
  6. Angry Anymore (Ani)
  7. Orphan Girl (Gillian & Dave)

    [Wildlife - Gillian:]

  8. Acony Bell (Gillian & Dave)
  9. Shy (Ani)
  10. I Wish I Was Married (Greg & Bo w/ Ani)

    [Greg and Bo:]

  11. 'Cept You and Me, Babe
  12. Your Town Now
  13. The Train Carrying Jimmie Rogers Home (w/ Gillian & Dave)

    [Gillian & Dave:]

  14. Time's the Revelator
  15. Rock of Ages
  16. Long Black Veil (w/ Greg & Bo and Ani)


  17. new song
  18. new song
  19. Untouchable Face (w/ Greg & Bo)

  20. Wild Like a Sonny Boy (all)


  21. Do Re Mi (all)
  22. Every State Line (all)
  23. (You Give Me) Fever (all)