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Live Trax Vol. 35: 6.20.09 - Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
This June, 2009 show at Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA finds the band mid-support of its new album Big Whiskey And The Groo Grux King, dedicated to the life and legacy of LeRoi Moore. Although this is the first complete tour without the venerable Moore, the band still finds its groove having been on tour throughout the spring.
The setlist balances both older fan favorites alongside new numbers from Big Whiskey. Every song is delivered well and with a certain element of playfulness. Carter’s drumming is on fire and especially lyrical on Big Whiskey tracks Funny the Way It Is and Why I Am; the crowd is engaged and happily singing along to a nearly 14 minute version of The Stone; Tim Reynolds and Jeff Coffin deliver huge performances while trading licks on Crush; Dave does a great cover of Rye Whiskey, a traditional favorite; and Time Bomb and Halloween offer a fiery match made in encore heaven. The band takes masterly command on this now-classic show at one of their most visited venues.