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Last updated April 25, 2017  09:49 EDT

This is a list of all known performances by John Medeski, Billy Martin & Chris Wood. Shows below that have a time listed or a link to a source on db.etree.org were recorded. If you have a copy of any show not included here or a show that's not marked with green in the calendar, please email Tom or fill in the details in the form below.

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In the rightmost column, click on the number links to see the etree source records, s to jump to the show description or t to find recent torrents. Shows that are downloadable from the Live Music Archive have 'LMA' links. At the present time, MMW doesn't allow their shows to be hosted on LMA, but a number of shows where they were part of another band or were a guest for a song or more, are hosted there. For a complete list, go to Solo gigs on Live Music Archive.

Ticket stubs, posters & photos from the shows that confirm the date & venue are included below -- Just click on the thumbnails in the Artist column. 204 ticket stubs, 391 posters, 21 photos added, so far... If you have any that aren't listed here, please email Tom. < mmw AT twilightsw DOT com >

Submit any missing shows, corrections or comments here:
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January 2001 14 15
February 2001 22 23 24 26 28
April 2001 25
May 2001 6 11 16
June 2001 26 27
July 2001 20 21 22
August 2001 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12
September 2001 9 18 23
October 2001 27

2001
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/14/2001John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Emergency!, Mercury Lounge, New York, NYOne Set Only: No Setlist Available43:35t
1/15/2001John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Emergency!, Mercury Lounge, New York, NYNo Setlist Available152:34 152:34 152:34t t t s
2/22/2001John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MASet 1: Left Hand of Clyde > Big Light In The Sky > Challaba (Gnawa), Actual Smiles > As Above, Shadow's Shift; Set 2: Softly > Bass Beatbox > Howara > Last Business > Get A Little Turning > Divine Invasion162:07LMA -3961- s
2/23/2001John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Club Helsinki, Great Barrington, MAOne Set Only: Left Hand Of Clyde, Big Light In The Sky, Challaba, Roote Of The Root, Shadows Shift > Gator Shadow, Last Business; Set 2: Bass Loop Intro > Dream Wanderer > Make Me The Sargeant/Down In The Hole > Down In The Wormhole, Bass > Howara > Actual Smiles > Fire In The Brain, The Tingler143:154450 LMA s
2/23/2001John Medeskiguest with Cake, Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA
2/24/2001John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MAOne Set Only: Scorpionic > Big Light In The Sky > Salvia > Clownburger > Bass Beatbox, As Above > Make Me The Sergeant (Down In The Hole)* > Fire In The Brain > Left Hand Of Clyde pt. 1-3; * with Richard Zukowski-Spoken Word133:215643 LMA s
2/26/2001John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Vassar College Chapel, Poughkeepsie, NYOne Set Only: Big Light In Sky, The Tingler, Sidi Rabi, Scorpionic, Stigmata, Jungle Adagio, Last Business, Challaban, Shadow's Shift93:28LMA s
2/28/2001John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Tonic, New York, NYEarly Show: The Tingler > Big Light In Sky, Sidi Rabi, Make Me The Sergeant (Down In The Hole)*, Left Hand Of Clyde; Late Show: Scorpionic > Bass Beatbox > Last Business > Jungle Adagio, Challahba, As Above > Vision Of Kali, Shadow's Shift; Soundcheck: Challahba, Vision Of Kali; * with Richard Zukowski on Poetry Recitation215:5910462 LMA s
4/25/2001John Medeski & Chris Woodguest with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV2 songs: The Rumpwinder*, Who Are You**; * with Chris Wood; ** with John Medeski & Chris Wood92:5010506 LMA s
5/6/2001John MedeskiSuperJam, Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LACarter Beauford/John Medeski/Meshell Ndegeocello/Joshua Redman/Marc Ribot; One Set Only: God.Fear.Money, Unknown, Tubby, Satisfy > Improv > Drum Solo, Hey Joe > Unknown > Improv/Unknown > Unknown107:42 107:42 107:42t 114396 t t s
5/11/2001John MedeskiRobert Randolph & the Family Band, Walker Street Stage, New York, NYOne Set Only: Voodoo Chile, I'll Take You There*, I'll Fly Away+, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)+^%, I Need More Love+^, I Shall Not Be Moved+^, Inner City Blues+^; * with Lanesha Randolph on lead vocal; + with Tony Trischka on banjo; ^ with Josh Roseman on trombone; % with Jpat on harmonica; Marc Ribot & John Medeski played the entire set98:56115021 LMA s
5/16/2001John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Emergency!, Tonic, New York, NYNo Setlist Available143:58t s
6/26/2001John Medeskiguest with North Mississippi All Stars, Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
6/27/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Bowery Ballroom, New York, NYOne Set Only: Without God, Call Him By His Name, Joyful Sounds, I Shall Not Be Moved, NYC Freaks, Blood On That Rock > Waiting On My Wings; Encore: I'll Fly Away79:404553 t -34733- s
6/27/2001John Medeskiguest with North Mississippi All Stars, Bowery Ballroom, New York, NYs
7/20/2001John MedeskiTrey Anastasio, Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MOSet 1: Last Tube, Caymen Review, Burlap Sack & Pumps, Moesha, First Tube, Come on Baby Lets Go Down Town, Alive Again; Set 2: Money Love & Change > Storm Drawing Near > Mister Completely > Sand, Noodle Rave Daddy-O, Push On 'Till the Day; Encore: Will It Go Round In Circles163:07 164:0286244 t t t 125733 t s
7/21/2001John MedeskiTrey Anastasio, Alpine Valley Music Center, East Troy, WISet 1: Push on til the day,Tube Top Wobble, Acting the Devil, Small Axe, Simple Twist Up Dave, Nothing but an E Thing, Cayman Review, Last Tube; Set 2: Moesha, Quantegy, Burlack Sack and Pumps > Trey & Medeski Jam > Burlack Sack and Pumps, Money Love Change, Flock of Words, Mister Completely, At the Gazebo, Drifting; Encore: First Tube173:085010 t t t s
7/22/2001John MedeskiTrey Anastasio, Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, INSet 1: Actin' The Devil, Push On 'Till The Day, Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown > Last Tube, Battle Axe, Alive Again; Set 2: Burlap Sack & Pumps, At The Barbeque, Sand > Mr. Completely > Windora Bug, Plasma > Simple Twist Up Dave; Encore: Mozambique167:545628 t t -5309- -5928- s
8/1/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
8/2/2001John MedeskiThe Word, The Paradise, Boston, MASet 1: Call Him By His Name, Joyful Sounds, Untitled, Blood On That Rock, Waiting On My Wings; Set 2: Without God, At the Cross, The March, Voodoo Chile, I Shall Not Be Moved, ?, I'll Fly Away; Encore: ?139:274985 s
8/2/2001John Medeskiguest with Club d'Elf, Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MAon melodica during set 2-5192- s
8/3/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RIOne Set Only: Untitled, Joyful Sounds, Blood On That Rock, Without God, Call Him By His Name, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning, Waiting On My Wings#, I Shall Not Be Moved, I'll Fly Away, Voodoo Chile (Slight Return); Encore: Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler); # with Cody Dickinson on Electric Washboard; not verified-4934- s
8/4/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NYs
8/5/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
8/7/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC Studios, New York, NY1 song: Joyful Sounds4:324985 s
8/7/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Irving Plaza, New York, NYs
8/8/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Irving Plaza, New York, NYOne Set Only: NYC Freaks, Untitled, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Voodoo Chile, Without God, I'll Fly Away, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning, Joyful Sounds, Unknown, Happy Birthday, Waiting On My Wings > Open > Outro; Encore: Call Him By His Name; ...or... One Set Only: Unknown, Without God, Blood On That Rock, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning, Joyful Sounds, Waiting On My Wings > Open > Outro, NYC Freaks, I Shall Not Be Moved, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Voodoo Chile, I'll Fly Away; Encore: Call Him By His Name; not verifieds
8/9/2001John MedeskiThe Word, 9:30 Club, Washington, DCOne Set Only: Joyful Sounds, Call Him By His Name, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning, Without God, Blood on The Rock, Waiting On My Wings > Drums*, At The Cross, The March, I Shall Not Be Moved, Untitled, Voodoo Chile, I'll Fly Away; Encore: Inner City Blues; * with John Medeski on drums; not verifieds
8/10/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Theater for the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PAs
8/11/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Grassroots Festival, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MDOne Set Only: Joyful Sounds, Call Him By His Name, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning, I'll Fly Away, Waiting On My Wings, I Shall Not Be Moved, Voodoo Chile, Without God71:0918534 t t s
8/12/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Berkshire Music Fest, Main Stage, Butternut Basin Ski Area, Great Barrington, MAOne Set Only: Joyful Sounds, Without God, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning, Call Him By His Name, Waiting On My Wings (with "Washboard Jam"), Blood On That Rock, Voodoo Chile, I'll Fly Awayt s
8/12/2001John Medeski & Chris WoodBerkfest All-Star Jam, Berkshire Music Fest, Butternut Basin Ski Area, Great Barrington, MAAll Improv; Bob Moses (drums), John Medeski (organ, keys), Stan Strickland (sax, flute), Vernon Reid (guitar) & [possibly] Chris Wood (bass)t s
9/9/2001John MedeskiMarc Ribot, Mercury Lounge, New York, NYwith Susana Baca
9/18/2001John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Emergency!, Tonic, New York, NYOne Set Only: No Setlist Available67:48 67:4839786 t s
9/23/2001John MedeskiThe Word, Mountain Oasis Music Festival, Van Hoy Farms, Union Grove, NCOne Set Only: Without God, Call Him By His Name, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning, Blood On That Rock, Waiting On My Wings, I Shall Not Be Moved, Joyful Sounds, I'll Fly Away, Unknown88:4831646 -76096- s
10/27/2001John Medeski & Chris Woodguest with String Cheese Incident, RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, NY2 songs: Impressions > Superstition30:26 30:23 30:47LMA 5841 105611 t LMA s

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These pages were created and are maintained by Tom Luhrs. I have no affiliation with MMW other than being a huge fan. Thanks again to MMW for allowing their music to be taped and shared by us all. Thanks also to duggy, moniker, Bill Mulvey (mmwarchives) and RLBayers for various setlist corrections. And, additional thanks go to Drew, Mike, Will, Duffy, Scott, Jamie, Robert, Pat, Derek, David, Mark, Jason and Lance for the ticket stubs & posters. The information listed here is for personal use only and may not be distributed in any manner without written permission. ©Tom Luhrs, 2007-2017