Bill Morrissey at Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth, New Hampshire, May 17, 2001

Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 11:17:46 -0400
From: David Henderson

(David Henderson is a long-time friend of Bill's and plays bass on Something I Saw or Thought I Saw.)

For Bill Heads:

Last night Bill appeared in a Drylongso Production at the Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, NH. Drylongso Coffee House does a great series of musical events, (both well known performers and new faces), every year, and although the theater is not their normal venue it is a great local asset and a perfect venue for some of the more widely known artists that perform in the area because of its 200+ seating capacity. The Barnstormers Theater is one of the oldest regional summer theaters in existence today. It has been restored over the last couple of years. Anyway:

David Francey opened the show with a well appreciated set. If you haven't seen him yet, do yourself a favor and make time to see him soon.

Bill was in top form last night, in good voice, and very funny. He performed with the band he used on "Something I Saw", (except Johnny Cunningham), plus friend Peter Heimlich on guitar and banjo.

[Bill and Band]
CD release concert: (from left) Peter Heimlich, Cormac McCarthy, Kent Allyn, Bill, Marc Elbaum, David Henderson (photo by Annie Provenzano)

Bill's show was split into two sets.

Play List:

First Set: (all with the band)
Just Before We Lost The War
Handsome Molly
23rd Street
Long Gone
Hang Me
Buddy Bolden's Blues
Winter Song
Will You Be My Rose


Second Set:
Barstow, (solo)
Rite of Spring, (solo)
Birches, (solo)
Traveling By Cab, (Bill & bass)
Man Form Out of Town, (band)
Fix Your Hair, (band)
C.P. Line, (band)
Louis Collins, (band and sing along)

Encore: Mack the Knife

Saint Valentine's Day was also somewhere in the 2nd set.

Won't take up any more of your time with my lengthy ramblings now, but a good time was had by all and it seemed like the audience had as good a time as the band.