November 26, 2012 – 4:24 am

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Chicago 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Levin Performance Studio, Chicago, IL; September 22, 2012. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

Accomplished solo artists Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland, and Wendy Waldman came together as The Refugees in 2007, forming a band of critically-acclaimed singer/songwriters performing their award-winning songs in glorious three-part harmony with high energy, humor, and stellar musicianship. Each of The Refugees has logged more than three decades in the industry, with 19 solo albums and multiple Grammy Award nominations to their credit, featuring musical styles that blend country, rock, folk, and Americana. Each performs their individual songs accompanied by the other two on guitars, bass, melodica, keyboards, percussion, mandolin, and harmonica, culminating in the creation of new renditions of their exceptional work. - excerpted from The Refugees and Deborah Holland’s websites

The key line in their bio: “They have been described as a female version of Crosby, Stills and Nash with humor.” What they need now is a Christmas show/album.

Thanks to mdshrk1 for recording and sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

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Back cover picture by Lance Craig, posted at

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Catch Me If You Can (Waldman-Bullens-Holland) 4:15 (6.8MB)
Track 02. Can’t Stop Now (Wendy Waldman-Gary Nicholson) 3:48 (6.1MB)
Track 03. Talk 4:10 (6.6MB)
Track 04. Chainstores, Malls and Restaurants (Deborah Holland) 3:12 (5.1MB)
Track 05. Talk 5:12 (8.3MB)
Track 06. 7 Days (Cindy Bullens) 2:53 (4.6MB)
Track 07. Talk 2:05 (3.3MB)
Track 08. Green Rocky Road (trad, arr. Wendy Waldman) 3:36 (5.7MB)
Track 09. January Sky (Cindy Bullens) 5:48 (9.3MB)
Track 10. My Favorite Joe (Deborah Holland) 5:46 (9.2MB)
Track 11. With My Baby’s Love (Waldman-Bullens-Holland) 5:52 (9.4MB)
Track 12. Rosalinda (Waldman-Bullens-Holland) 5:38 (9.0MB)
Track 13. Unbound (Waldman-Bullens-Holland) 5:14 (8.4MB)

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  1. 36 Responses to “THE REFUGEES - CHICAGO 2012”

  2. jeff beck and rolling stones
    performing the don nix number, “going down”

    By sluggo on Nov 26, 2012


    with this link u can find several links to a bunch of the songs the stones did last nite as u scroll down. once there u can click on the title of each video which will bring u to the youtube clip itself. most of these are the full songs. once u are on the youtube site u can easily find 60-70% or more of the show last nite in fair to good audience telephone camera quality. midnite rambler is notably absent thus far. there is a 32sec clip but that pales. i found a 7min one but rather than linking each song one at a time ill let yall find them on your own. i put together a bunch myself but its not complete. i personally dont like having the 23 songs from several different sources.
    sure hope the same things that happened the first nite happen when they do the ppv on the 5th nite which will be in newark nj.

    btw.. what kinds of prices have yall heard for tickets? all im hearing is $425-625 face. seriously?

    By darth on Nov 26, 2012

  4. thanks sluggo! the audio is quite good.

    darth, your link doesn’t work. why are u concerned about ticket prices? u don’t want to pay for anything. i guess thats why u dont know about ticket master. duh.

    By barth on Nov 27, 2012

  5. the link works fine.
    u dont know what i pay for. the shows are too far from me anyway. unless they do continue to tour in 2013 that is. i didnt say i dont know about ticketmaster.

    By DARTH on Nov 27, 2012

  6. your old buddies the stones wont comp you? :-)

    By barth on Nov 27, 2012

  7. hilarious barth and oh so true, you`d think old photo friends would comply!

    By wurm on Nov 27, 2012

  8. if i was in ny i imagine id have no problem getting in but its also been over 20 yrs so it would be obnoxious to ask them for anything or expect anything from them. besides i didnt claim they were friends of mine. i only said i had met and shot them many many times over the years from 32 yrs ago thru about 1995. i wouldnt dream of searching them out and begging for a ticket. u are so jealous.

    By darth on Nov 27, 2012

  9. if i was in ny i imagine id have no problem getting in but its also been over 20 yrs so it would be obnoxious to ask them for anything or expect anything from them. besides i didnt claim they were friends of mine. i only said i had met and shot them many many times over the years

    does ANYONE believe this shit ?

    By wurm on Nov 27, 2012

  10. u are so jealous.
    u are so delusional.

    By wurm on Nov 27, 2012

  11. does anyone care what u believe?

    By darth on Nov 27, 2012

  12. I don`t see many coming to your defense darth. surely you realize by now that you really piss people off.

    By wurm on Nov 27, 2012

  13. “it would be obnoxious”

    when has that ever been a problem for u?

    thx for replying to me darth, now i know im not one of the idiots u ignore

    By barth on Nov 27, 2012

  14. thx for replying to me darth, now i know im not one of the idiots u ignore

    me too !

    By wurm on Nov 27, 2012

  15. pffffft….chill darth…………..

    By hookahsmokingcaterpillar on Nov 27, 2012

  16. right, darth, u photographed the stones for 15 years, and u toured with the ramones for three years, and the last dylan show was the 22nd, and the tacoma dome is in seattle, and frankfurt hall is in dusseldorf, and youre not an insensitive miserable wretch when you insult soldiers…

    maybe this blog should be titled ’shit darth says’

    By barth on Nov 28, 2012

  17. i didnt shoot them for 15 yrs straight. of course not. but each time i saw one of them i did. when they were recording in nyc i did. or when any of them showed up somewhere i did. i have many 100s of pics of them that i took from 1980 thru 95. yes. my earliest shots of any of em are of ron and bill. i have the most shots of keith since he did an instore appearance at tower records once and i took a few rolls of film of him. when they were recording dirty works i was there nearly every day so i got a lot of shots then too including one of me with keith n ron in the same photo. one of my fave shots.
    one nite in particular they were joined in the studio by a few other musicians after the filming of the video for aint gonna play sun city down in wash square park. i was hanging out at the studio and these musicians showed up as i mentioned. why do i mention this? because sluggo asked if anyone remembers that song. they came walking from 6th ave along the street towards the studio where the stones were recording. course i took a few pics. one nite bowie showed up during hurricane gloria. another nite lemmy was walking by. but he didnt know the stones were there.
    im sorry u dont wanna believe things u didnt personally experience but thats just part of life. im not responsible for your issues. perhaps therapy would help u.
    yes i took pics of the ramones at over 100 concerts from 1981 thru 83 along the east coast. i was close friends with them for many years and took up photography in 1980 and johnny liked my work. he said as long as i can get myself to the gigs id be hired.
    ive taken over 156000 pics of rock, tv and movie stars in 17 yrs. mostly off stage but i did a lot of onstage work too.
    i told u where the dylan 22nd show info came from. i dont know whats wrong with u.
    the tacoma dome / seattle thing was dealt with. so was the elton john thing. me insensitive? course not. how can u possibly judge someone u dont know? are u showing your sensitivity and compassion? ironic isnt it.
    i didnt insult any soldiers. u chose to read into what i said further than what was actually said. u have serious issues. i explained what i said so even u could understand it.
    maybe this site should be changed to be titled ‘lets harass darth’

    By darth on Nov 28, 2012

  18. as u suggested, im not reading this. blather on.

    By barth on Nov 28, 2012

  19. i didnt insult any soldiers.
    are you sure about that you pathetic piece of shit, here is what you wrote about one soldier who died for our freedom, my relative.

    on a final note to u sluggo–
    in all likelihood.. your cousin flunked out of high school and couldnt get a job. he had no skills of any marketable value and had no means of support. no one was interested in hiring the stupid fuck and he had no real worthwhile purpose

    By sluggo on Nov 28, 2012

  20. me insensitive? course not. how can u possibly judge someone u dont know?

    Why don`t you take your own advice darth?
    you did a pretty good job judging my cousin you despicable piece of trash.

    By sluggo on Nov 29, 2012

  21. i read it barth, u didn’t miss anything. another 5000 word essay of BS and blathering. 156,00 pics? pls provide links to 5 of them, thx.

    how can i judge u? by your sociopathic behavior and writings here. i would never want to spend time with u in person.

    if calling a soldier a mindless drone isnt an insult, then say it to ones face the next time u see one. pls have someone post a video of that meeting on youtube.

    no one misunderstood you, it was very clearly written.

    ‘lets harass darth’? theres no harassment, just criticism of your ongoing obnoxious, egotistical behavior.

    By catarrth on Nov 29, 2012

  22. i didnt offer u the option of spending time with me in person. youre missing the point. again u cant judge someone whom u havent spent time with. u dont know me. u havent talked to me. therefore u cant pass judgement on me. try to keep up.
    if a soldier is able to beat me up for something i say about soldiers in general it wouldnt make me wrong for what i said. it would only mean he is stronger or a better fighter. if he wasnt mindless hed be able to defend himself verbally and not feel the need to use physical violence in response. my point would be thus proven there wouldnt it? as for drone.. they are exactly that. they do what theyre told to do by their direct superiors. theyre trained and ordered to go fight. to follow orders. like worker ants. thats why there are 100s upon 1000s of them. they spew them out by the truck load boat load plane load. u know exactly what im saying here. youre just looking for something to argue with me about.
    if it was clearly written u wouldnt be repeatedly proving how u didnt get it over and over again on this site. thats why i am trying to get it thru to u.
    the only going obnoxious egotistical behavior is on your part. u just dont like when i respond. or maybe u do.

    as for that slughead above u.. i didnt offer any advice. i only asked u how u can judge someone u dont know. i didnt judge u or your cousin. i suggested what the odds were in all likelihood for why he joined up. i did this based on prior experience with u over recent dealings on this site considering how u have turned. i am hardly despicable nor a piece of trash. u dont know me.
    no one including your relative.. died for my freedom nor yours. there have been no wars in your life time nor his life time where any of our freedoms were at stake. someone is lying to u. whatever war he fought in.. and i dont care what lies u tell.. i dont even believe u have a relative who fought in any wars. but lets assume u do… even if he did fight in a war.. even if it was ww2.. the most recent war where u could possibly come up with some creative way to argue that our freedom was at stake… that is 67 yrs ago. thats when the war ended mind u. therefore hed have to be at least 18 yrs older than that. so hed have to be at least 85. sluggo… u are full of crap here. there have been no wars where anyones freedom in the united states of america was at stake in 67 years. thats if.. i repeat if.. u accept that hitler was going to take over the usa. no one in their right mind really believes that was a possibility because there is no reason to think this. it has never been established. ww2 was a european war. it had nothing to do with us. we werent even involved for over 2 yrs. if not for japan we wouldnt have ever gotten involved. we were drawn in. but if u really really need to think it was our war and that our freedom of all things were at stake. because u have that much ignorance between those ears of yours.. thats fine. he had no chance of getting past the western most european countries. france england etc. were holding him off. one atomic bomb would have ended that war without any of our soldiers losing their lives. and then u would have no argument about how any of your relatives lost any lives.
    sluggo.. u are the pathetic piece of shit here. not me. find a different bandwagon to jump on.

    By darth on Nov 29, 2012

  23. no links to your pics, eh?

    By catarrth on Nov 29, 2012

  24. Well, to set the record straight it was my mother`s first cousin who died from wounds recieved on D-Day.
    I call him my cousin just to make it easy, that doesn`t degrade it or make it wrong.

    I don`t really know why i feel I have to explain this to you other than for his honour.
    Ralph was a fine young man who worked his parents farm when he enlisted out of a need to fight for freedom.

    Perhaps you don`t understand honour.
    You are a tiresome pest darth , and it is pointless to argue with you because you don`t even accept ownership of your own statements.
    You have no honour , merit or credibility.

    By sluggo on Nov 29, 2012

  25. its very easy to judge u based on what u write and how u behave here. i dont need to spend time with u to know that youre an egotistical, self-absorbed, insensitive bore.

    if i were to spend time with u, would u be gandhi-like? HA! not bloody likely!

    btw… when u insult one of your many alleged harassers, dont just repeat what they said about u. thats just lazy.

    By catarrth on Nov 29, 2012

  26. u dont have to explain it.. u brought it up u dumbass. i didnt ask. if u dont know why u are doing something dont put it on me. i didnt ask who it was. youre the one offering the info.
    u call me a tiresome pest.. have u stopped to consider that i might think of u and the idiots whose bandwagon u are jumping on pests as well?? or does this only work one way?
    if its so pointless to argue with me.. why do u persist? i do accept ownership of my own statements. i have repeated them for even the lesser intelligent among us to grasp. your opinion of my honor merit or credibility means nothing here. u dont know me and u know far too little about my past present or the way i am now. no one.. i repeat no one has more honor than i do. everyone who has ever known me knows that i am the most honorable person of my word. no one is more credible. but how could u know? u have nothing to go by.
    i have said this before.. u didnt understand it then i doubt u will get it now..
    dont these words mean anything to u?

    as for being lazy.. im not here to entertain u and see how can rank out the other in a session of who out did the other better so as to get the viewers to say ooh he got u. what is wrong with u?? this isnt entertainment. im not insulting many harassers. there arent many of u anyway. its 2-3 ppl. just because one of u is using 5-7 names doesnt mean that there are many of u. and if there are 2 using 10 names or 3 using 15 names.. that isnt many people. i think im back to ignoring u idiots.
    btw.. ive already dealt with the pics issue. u will have to pay attention when i post. im tired of repeating everything.

    By darth on Nov 29, 2012

  27. That’s right, ignore him. It’s what he wants. He said so. Let’s give it to him.

    He’s not going away. Neither are we. bigO doesn’t want to moderate. So ignore him.

    He wants the attention. Don’t give it to him. Ignore him.

    Let him blather, sputter, and curse. No one really cares what he has to say at this point. Do you?

    So ignore him. He’s a waste of our time.

    He’ll try to befriend others. Show them links to his worst comments. Ignore him.

    Don’t lower yourself to his level.

    Ignore him.

    By IGNORE DARTH on Nov 29, 2012

  28. good points ignore darth

    By smellsliketeendarth on Nov 29, 2012

  29. darth Who?

    By darthWho on Nov 29, 2012

  30. Why can’t we all get along…..and make way over to the link that Darth will post so we can see his thousands of pics!

    By Rodney King on Nov 29, 2012

  31. this is really funny-what a great source of daily entertainment.

    By tman on Nov 29, 2012

  32. good fucking grief…

    Thanks for the post, BigO…

    and does anyone else think it would be a good idea just to block/ban/glass anyone whose name ends in ‘arth’ or ‘arrth’ ?

    no-one gives a toss, guys. you all need to take a holiday and forget to come back.

    By Tony on Nov 29, 2012

  33. Tony swore!

    By Rodney King on Nov 29, 2012

  34. ———–[the sound of ignore]——–

    By wurm on Nov 29, 2012

  35. and does anyone else think it would be a good idea just to block/ban/glass anyone whose name ends in ‘arth’ or ‘arrth’ ?


    By DROPKICKSARGE on Nov 29, 2012

  36. agreed

    By barth on Nov 29, 2012

  37. Not one comment on this great performance by the Refugees. Came here from the great Wendy Waldman post from 77?/79?. Both very enjoyable concerts. Way better than dixie chickies, and that’s saying something!

    By 5yrsnojob on Jun 1, 2013

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