American folk artist Steve Goodman is getting some more much deserved recognition with a new live release from Omnivore Recordings titled simply "Live '69." It a previously unreleased live recording of Steve Goodman performing at the University Of Illinois Auditorium on November 10, 1969. The new twelve track set consists entirely of cover and traditional songs, along with Steve's great in-between chatter, as the whole show lasted just over an hour.
He begins the night with a couple of blues hymns, Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover" and William Harris' "Bullfrog Blues." Sandwiched between these two acoustic gems is the quick, 60-second "Ballad Of Spiro Agnew," which showcases Goodman's humor. Steve lets his iconic voice take the lead on the A capella traditional tale of "Byker Hill" and the story of "John Barrycorn," before tackling Bob Dylan's "Country Pie," which was just released a month prior to this concert. Steve Goodman closes the night with a nineteen-minute medley of some of his favorite songs like "Where Are You Going/Eleanor Rigby/Drifter/Somebody To Love," along with the fun, playful strumming/singing of "The Auctioneer." To find out more about this newly released live album from Steve Goodman, please visit omnivorerecordings.com.