We’re Not So Sure About the Skiing, but We’re Totally Cool with the Sitting Part
A Journey Through Sit n Ski ‘96, Part 1
Hard to believe that the legendary Sit n Ski Tour was some 22 years ago this month. What a tour it was, the band hanging out for almost a full month in the Rocky Mountains, mostly in ski resort towns, but a few urban areas and college towns thrown in for good measure. Sit n Ski evolved from the first show to the last, starting out as a true acoustic show with some solo spots and guests like David Blackmon adding some incredible texture, depth, and emotion. Later, though, the tour becomes a sneak peek of what would become an incredible year in the band’s history. In this first episode, Harvey looks at the bookends of the tour, starting out in Boulder and Breckenridge, a brief stopover in Aspen, and then onto Crested Butte for the tour closer. Enjoy the ride!
Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.
18 January 1996 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
The Take Out > Porch Song
Source: SBD > DA-P20
20 January 1996 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Let’s Get the Show on the Road, Vacation > Rock (w/ David Blackmon on fiddle)
Source: Matrix (50% SBD - 50% EV-RE20 > SBM1 > D8)
22 January 1996 - Breckenridge, CO - Ten Mile Room
Barstools and Dreamers > Highway to Heaven, Don’t Be Denied
Source: Matrix (66% SBD - 33% AKG 483) by Harvey Couch
25 January 1996 - Aspen, CO - Wheeler Opera House
Climb to Safety, Chilly Water (w/ Jerry Joseph on guitar/vocals)
11 February 1996 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sheraton Ballroom
Conrad > Rebirtha > Weight of the World
Source: Matrix (SBD + Sennheiser 421) by Phil Lucks
14 February 1996 - Crested Butte, CO - Gothic Cafeteria
Postcard > It Ain’t No Use > Tallboy
Source: Matrix (SBD > DA-P20 + AKG 463 > Oade) by Nick Burlison
Image courtesy Widespread Panic Archives/Brown Cat.