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    • CommentAuthorSouthernMan
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2016 edited
    Well, there are some new songs rolling off the line. Just for my own purposes, but I welcome others to crowd-source this project, I would love to keep track of debuts of various new songs. I'm gonna post up the three new ones, because I have good intel on them. I'm gonna post up some old ones that I knew or have found off the top of my head. Feel free to keep posting either new song debuts or previous ones that you know about:

    Sioux City Gypsy-- 10/1/16 Barnaroo, Asheville, NC
    Hurricane-- 10/31/16 Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, NC
    Weary--10/31/16 Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, NC
    Heaven in You 11-15-2016 Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
    Too Young- 11/16/16 Moes BBQ Tahoe City, CA.
    Take This Time 12/3/2016 Fountain House, Fredon Township, NJ
    American Dream Dying 2/25/17 Town Crier, Beacon, NY
    Moonlight 2/25/17--Town Crier, Beacon, NY
    These Words Alone--4/16/17--Evergreen Brewery and Taphouse, Evergreen, CO
    Some older ones:

    Now You're Gone 8-22-15 Jam on the Dan, Danville,VA
    Fallin' 9-1-2015 The Willow Tree Johnson City, TN
    Sweet Dolly 9-1-2015 The Willow Tree Johnson City, TN
    House and Me 9-1-2015 The Willow Tree Johnson City, TN
    Life is Weird 9-1-2015 The Willow Tree Johnson City, TN
    Livin' to Die 9-1-2015 The Willow Tree Johnson City, TN
    Easy Road 9-20-2015 Wormtown Music Festival, Camp Kewanee, Greenfield, MA
    Long Way to Texas 06-08-2014 The Pressroom, Plymouth, NH
    Lost Cause 2-14-2014 Red Square, Albany, NY
    Stranger In This Town 3-15-2014 Arch Street Tavern, Hartford, CT
    I Hate You 4-19-2013 Hill Country Barbecue, Washington, DC
    Let Us Pray 4-16-2011 Pleasant Ridge House Concerts, Greensboro, NC
    It Took a Long Time 10-22-2010, Chrissey Farm, Great Barrington, MA
    Bottle Of Wine - 2010-09-24 The Pour House - Raleigh NC
    Holiday 2010-9-21 Wild Wing Cafe Asheville, NC
    Never Been Much Of A Man 2010-9-21 Wild Wing Cafe Asheville, NC
    Annie 4-6-2010 The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
    The Loner 4-6-2010 The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
    I'm To Blame 12-4-2008 Arlene's Grocery, NYC, NY
    Bobby Weeks 1-31-2008 Nectar's, Burlington, VT
    Cast Off Angels 1-31-2008 Nectar's, Burlington, VT
    More - 2-5-2007 Kennys Castaways NYC, NY
    Oncoming Train -6-25-2007 Kennys Castaways, NYC, NY
    These were pretty much all cribbed from this board just by searching First Time Played. I really appreciate the band and the history of all of it. I am thankful for all the tapers and fellow fans as well.
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2016 edited
    Annie 2010-04-06 The Pourhouse Raleigh NC
    The Loner 2010-04-06 The Pourhouse Raleigh NC

    edit: Didn't see you had added these two

    This was my second Yarn show. BJ Barham of American Aquarium was the opener and he was vulgar and funny as hell. Blake sang Mandy in the chorus a couple of times of Annie for his then girlfriend, now spousal unit.
    • CommentAuthorBrouche
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2016
    This is the first instance that I can find Let Us Pray. Track 10 listed as a New Song. Don't recall and can't find it being played prior.
    More - Kennys Castaways 2-5-2007
    Oncoming Train - Kennys Castaways 6-25-2007
    • CommentAuthorBob
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2016
    Nice job on this list by everyone. Happy to say I can now add one.

    Too Young- Moes BBQ Tahoe City, CA. 11/16/16
    • CommentAuthorSouthernMan
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2016 edited
    Potential one here:

    It Took a Long Time 10-22-2010, Chrissey Farm, Great Barrington, MA

    When they play Bottle of Wine he also says "here's another new one" but that looks like it was played at the Pour House on 9/24/2010

    Reckless this one should look familiar for you.

    Good exercise, this is getting me listening to some very interesting shows.
    Maybe not the first time, but definitely first time I can find on the archives. Blake introduces it as a new song.

    Stranger in this Town

    New one up on the Archive

    Heaven in You
    11-15-2016 Moe's Alley, Sanra Cruz
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2016
    Here's an oldie that might have only been played live once. This is the only show on the archive where this song is featured. It was mentioned that this song would be featured on an album. That never happened. Regardless it's a good song.

    18. I'm To Blame

    "Reckless this one should look familiar for you."

    I knew that evening that it would be my favorite birthday of all. That's the one song we asked Blake to play and he kindly obliged. Be cause Hopped was on the ball, we get to hear it!
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2016
    That show is a classic. Didn't you join the band on stage for a song?
    LOL! No, that was at Stella Blues in New Haven.

    Brouche Nov 11th 2016
    This is the first instance that I can find Let Us Pray. Track 10 listed as a New Song. Don't recall and can't find it being played prior.

    So, if you look at the notes for this one, it is actually marked as "second time played." Very likely the first time it was recorded (frustrating that relatively few shows are recorded, at least to me) but at the time hopped apparently had information or knowledge that it had been played once before.
    Think I found a twofer--

    1-31-2008 Nectar's, Burlington, VT

    Bobby Weeks
    Cast Off Angels

    He introduces them both as new, and I can't find earlier playings of them

    Great show, also features Mike Gordon sitting in on upright Bass for a song or two.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2016
    That was a good show.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2016
    Bottle Of Wine - 2010-09-24 The Pour House - Raleigh NC https://archive.org/details/yarn2010-09-24.mtx.flac16

    I was listening to Double Door 2010-09-25 and Blake said, 'We played this one for the first time last night"

    I know I've taped a few more FTPs. Will do some more research. I have a feeling we can find First Time Recorded easily enough but unless it is announced there is no way to know for sure.
    Didn't get to do a lot of research on this one, but I think I may have happened across the first Long Way to Texas--



    Gonna try to transfer this whole list into a spreadsheet so I can sort and update it easier.

    They played a new one over the weekend as well.
    • CommentAuthorBob
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2016
    The new one they played over the weekend is listed as "Take This Time', and it is another good one. However Blake says he is not sure of the name yet, just FYI.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2016
    You can add the new morning song which is called The New Normal Boy. It premiere today on YouTube.
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2016 edited
    Shine The Light On: https://archive.org/details/yarn2011-03-26
    Take me Down To Carolina: https://archive.org/details/yarn2011-02-18.flac16

    Liquor Love: 2010-10-28 Blake mentions it was FTP the previous night on this show: https://archive.org/details/Yarn2010-10-29.akg461

    Nashville: 2011-03-10 https://archive.org/details/Yarn2011-03-11
    I Gotta Know 2011-03-05 https://archive.org/details/Yarn2011-03-05
    Bumped for adding the two new songs from Town Crier
    Still have to add Hopped's most recent contribution as well.

    Anybody got in idea on Take Me Out? They played it this Sat. at Clementine's. I thought it might have been a FTP, but Ricky said they had played it a few times over the past couple weeks. Didn't see it on the setlists posted, or I might have overlooked it, but maybe somebody knows when they played it first.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2017
    I am not sure when they 1st started playing it. I've don't think I've heard this song. Then again I've heard so many new songs it's possible I've heard it and don't remember.
    So, I haven't had much time to listen or to update this thread. There have been quite a few new songs that I have heard on tape and even one or two live. However, I have not had a whole lot of time to listen to all the shows lately. Work has been kicking my ass here over the last few months and I've fallen behind. If you have a song that you know is a first time played (and for better or worse I am trying to stick with a first time played, not a first time taped) please put it here.

    I would love to chase down the FTP for These Words Alone

    This was one of Blake's Morning Songs from back in Dec. 2016? I think. They sound checked it in Harrisonburg when I saw them in March and the plan was to debut it when they made the Colorado run. For better or worse we don't have a lot of participation on the board from that area of the country, so I am not sure when they first played it.
    Would love to have a FTP for the following songs as well, please help if anybody knows. I've searched the Archive to see if I can find a recording:

    Road Less Traveled--I can't find a recording until Pocket's recording of 6/2/17 goes up.

    American Dream Dying--first recorded at Town Crier Cafe on 2/25/17, listed as American Dream

    These Words Alone--First recorded on 4/27/17 at Sportsman Tavern, but I believe this was played earlier as mentioned above.

    That's what I can find with a quick search through the Archive this morning. These songs may still be recorded somewhere without a title or with an alternate title, or even listed on somebody's setlist on the message board. I will try to search a little more thoroughly.
    I heard These Words Alone play in Evergreen, CO on 4-16-17. I'm 99.9% sure that was the first time played since Blake put it out on the Morning Songs. Sportsmens Tavern was the first recorded that I know of.
    Thank you Chris, I've added that as the FTP. I also noted that I already had a date up for American Dream Dying, but I'm still not 100% sure that was a FTP. I will try to go back and listen to that one.
    • CommentAuthorSouthernMan
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2017 edited
    Just found a twofer.

    Holiday. First played 2010-09-21 at Wild Wing Cafe, Asheville, NC.

    As far as I can tell (without digging through every recording) this is the only time this shows up in the Archive, at least under this name. Maybe they played it and it got labeled something else. The taper said the band told him it was the first time they played it.

    Also the first time played for Never Been Much of a Man


    Well, just ignore this post. I found this twofer AGAIN. I had found it before....
    • CommentAuthorSouthernMan
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2017 edited
    Found a bunch more today, don't think I've found these before, haven't even had a change to listen to all of them:

    Bad Luck Man--2009-08-07 Nectar's, Burlington, VT

    Christmas Song--2010-12-03 Ashland Coffee and Tea House, Ashland, VA

    Old Shoes--2013-01-12 Hill Country BBQ, Washington, DC
    It's Too Late 2009-12-09 Main Pub, Manchester, CONN This may also be a one and only..
    This morning I came across the first Fussin' and Fightin'. Blake says "we haven't played this one before"

    6/25/10. Caffe Lena--Saratoga Springs, NY

    So in the comments before the Fussin' and Fightin', Blake said that he co-wrote it with a singer-songwriter named Theodore Bundy (unfortunate name). I'd always heard that it was co-written w/ Mandy.

    Anybody heard that before? Anybody know anything about singer-songwriter Ted Bundy? I can't find anything but serial killer references in my google search, no matter how I alter it. Possible he was just goofin?
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2017
    Theodore Bundy was a goof, alter ego for Blake. He came out and played a few songs solo as Theo witha trucker hat and big glasses a few times in 2010. There is a video somewhere of him doing it at an open mic night. I wasn't taking much video in those days, so not sure if I have any footage of Theo Bundy or not.
    Ah, great. Thanks, hopped. I was thinkin it was a goof, but I was not sure.
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2017
    The Meanest Kind

    First Time Played 2012-09-13 at Sportsman's Tavern in Buffalo, NY

    Blake says they have sound-checked it previously but never played it for the crowd:

    When the Summer Ends

    Keep Me Far From My Home

    Both played first time on 8/19/2011 at The Down Home in Johnson City, TN:

    • CommentAuthorSouthernMan
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2017 edited
    Take the Win

    G.E. Theater, Schnectady, NY