MMW 10 Years Ago in Colorado

MMW poster 2006-01-14+15

MMW poster 2006-01-14+15

– SHACK THOUGHTS – 10 YEARS AGO –

At the start of 2006 the band is in top form coming off a long and deep fall tour that took them into December. The setlists are using many of the same tunes from the previous fall, this run lacks a bit in improvisation but makes up for it in song mastery — the guys can bend and manipulate these songs as they see fit, and if you listen you’ll hear just that.

Shackman debuted in the fall and was dubbed After the Onsen by Billy during the Japan ’05 New Year’s run, but then in 2011 the band release 20 singles to celebrate their 20th year and this tune was one of them and it was now called Shackman — whatever it’s called, the groove is smooth and solid. Love it.

Exploration gets some nice treatment in these shows, but none match it’s presence in the NYE show’s countdown a couple of weeks earlier _- pure explosive energy!. But, MMW milk Exploration’s groove nicely in these January gigs, and we hear some tunes that eventually end up on Out Louder with John Scofield released later in 2006. We even get a bit of a taste of Chris’ brother, Oliver Wood, playing guitar on some of these early Out Louder tunes — The Wood Brothers opened a couple of the shows.

There’s a little bit of killer improvisation, but mostly these Colorado shows allow the band to stretch and bend the tunes they’d been playing but also introducing a couple of new compositions.

enjoy the grooves,
dug

– 2006 Shows from Colorado mini-run –
– Available for Download and/or Streaming –
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[TSP2006#1]

Aggie Theater, Ft. Collins, CO
Thursday, January 12, 2006

One Set Only
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2006-01-13.fob.adk-tls.32419.t-flac16
[TSP2006#2]

Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat, CO
Friday, January 13, 2006

Ski Jam Music Festival – Ski Jam Tent
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2006-01-13.fob.neumann-ak40.32226.t-flac16
[TSP2006#3]

Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat, CO
Friday, January 13, 2006

Ski Jam Music Festival – Ski Jam Tent
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2006-01-13.fob.neumann-ak40.32203.t-flac24
[TSP2006#58]

Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat, CO
Friday, January 13, 2006

Ski Jam Music Festival – Ski Jam Tent
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2006-01-14.neumann-ak40.32183.t-flac16
[TSP2006#4]

Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
Saturday, January 14, 2006

# w/ Oliver Wood – guitar
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[TSP2006#5]

Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
Saturday, January 14, 2006

# w/ Oliver Wood – guitar
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2006-01-15.akg463.32212.t-flac16
[TSP2006#6]

Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
Sunday, January 15, 2006

One Set Only
# w/ Oliver Wood
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MMW @Fox Theater, Boulder, CO 2006-01-14

MMW @Fox Theater, Boulder, CO 2006-01-14

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