It’s time for the site to get back to what it does best, which is post killer bootlegs, and this Coffee Creek is one I’ve been meaning to post for a long time.
If you are not familiar with Coffee Creek, they were the side project of Uncle Tupelo & Brian Henneman of The Bottle Rockets (of course this was before he formed that band). The band went by the name Coffee Creek so they could play their favorite dive Cicero’s again, as Uncle Tupelo had become such a draw they had outgrown the venue. The band played all covers, and mostly classic country. Vocal duties were primarily handled by Henneman and Farrar, with Tweedy singing the CCR song “Wrote A Song For Everyone”. The band only played 4 shows over the course of 3 years and the project dissolved when Uncle Tupelo itself dissolved in 1993. As we all know, Tweedy formed Wilco, Farrar & Heidorn formed Son volt, and Henneman formed The Bottle Rockets. According to Uncle Tupelo fan site factorybelt.net, the band was thinking of recording an album prior to the split, but the only official recording is a cover of Hank Snow’s “Movin’ On” for the compilation 20 More Smash Hit Explosion something or other.
If anyone has a copy of that, I would love to hear it!MP3 @ 320 Download Coffee Creek – Cicero’s 6/11/92 here