February 15, 2020 – 5:28 am

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Knoxville 2019 [no label, 1CD]

Big Ears Festival. Live at the Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN; March 21, 2019. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Heralded “one of American independent music’s few truly inspired technicians” by WIRE magazine, Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky. She is a member of Louisville rock band King’s Daughters & Sons (Chemikal Underground) and a founding member of the ground-breaking indie-rock chamber ensemble Rachel’s, with whom she toured and released six albums (Quarterstick / Touch & Go).

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bigearsfestival.org [February 26, 2019]:

Last weekend, The Way Forth - Rachel Grimes’ sweeping folk opera about the history of struggle and perseverance of women on the Kentucky frontier, both historic and modern - made its world premiere after years of preparation in Louisville, KN, to full-throated acclaim and a full house.

Combining a chamber ensemble wielding the traditional instruments of Appalachia with a full orchestra and a full-length film that mixes footage of the local landscape with snapshots of emblematic people and moments, The Way Forth is an immersive and enormous work, playful and heartrending. Grimes gives the second performance in just a month at Big Ears 2019.

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Thanks to Funk It Blog; and to RandyBayers for sharing the show at Dime.

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Track 01. The Way Forth - Part A 12:19
Track 02. The Way Forth - Part B 11:38
Track 03. The Way Forth - Part C 11:31
Track 04. The Way Forth - Part D 12:17
Track 05. The Way Forth - Part E 10:50
Track 06. The Way Forth - Part F 8:42
68 mins

Click here to order The Way Forth, released in November 2019.

  1. 12 Responses to “RACHEL GRIMES - KNOXVILLE 2019”

  2. thanks

    By Steven on Feb 15, 2020

  3. Rumor has it This is a young lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Feb 15, 2020

  4. Looks good…thanks, BigO…

    By DanC on Feb 15, 2020

  5. I played at Thee Image, Miami with Led Zeppelin
    This is the second of two dates that Led Zeppelin played at Miami’s underground club, Thee Image. This is the same club where I got to hook up with a friend during the Yardbird days, Mike Pinera, who was to find fame in Blues Image before going on to join Iron Butterfly and Alice Cooper’s band

    By Jimmy Page on Feb 15, 2020


    Posted November 23, 2007
    Posted this on another thread but I think it deserves it’s own thread. Some of these ended up being played by the members of the band after they separated.

    Zeppelin I

    Your Time is Gonna Come is the only one.

    Good Times was rarely played but usually as a medley with Communication Breakdown. It usually wasn’t played in full.

    YTIGC was played in a WLL medley in 72 but not in full.

    Zeppelin II

    Livin Loving Maid-it was kind of teased once.

    Full version of Ramble On. Ramble On has been played by Robert Plant and it was played with Page and Plant in the 90s. Never a full version by Zeppelin though just parts of it and they did this several times.

    Zeppelin III

    Hats off to Roy Harper is the only one.

    Friends was only played one time that I know of. Rumor is that they had to add a song because Bonham fainted back stage after drinking. This was in Japan in 71.

    Out on the Tiles was played several times in 1970.

    Every song off IV was played live.

    Four Sticks was only played a couple of times.

    When the Levee Breaks was played 3 times. Brussels, and two times in the Chicago shows in 1975.


    D’yer M’Aker is really the only one. And parts of it were played twice that I know of.

    The Crunge was played live in WLL medley’s in 75 several times. Basically in a full capacity. Sometimes it left off a verse or a line or two.


    The Rover was never played in full. There is one from a rehearsal in the 70’s(I want to say 73 but it could be 75)

    Custard Pie was played by Plant sometimes in his solo tours. Never played by Zeppelin.

    Houses of the Holy was never played live by Zeppelin

    In The Light was never played live because the instrument JPJ used was so fragile they couldn’t tour with it.

    Down by the Seaside, Night Flight, and Boogie with Stu

    Black Country was never really played in full.


    For Your Life

    Royal Orleans

    Candy Rock Store

    Hots on for Nowhere

    Tea For One

    In Through the Out Door

    South Bend Suarez

    Fool in the Rain


    I’m Gonna Crawl


    Poor Tom

    Walter’s Walk(it was sometimes teased in D&C)

    Ozone Baby


    Bonzo’s Montreux

    Wearing and Tearing

    Other Songs

    Traveling Riverside Blues

    By Jimmy Page on Feb 15, 2020

  7. thats certainly Jimmy Page. no doubt about it.

    By tommy on Feb 15, 2020

  8. Rachel also finds time to make and sell her own ice cream brand - what a woman!!

    By jazza on Feb 15, 2020

  9. Thanks man, glad someone appreciates my dropping by. As for this date from my old diaries:
    I played at Thee Image, Miami with Led Zeppelin
    This is the second of two dates that Led Zeppelin played at Miami’s underground club, ‘Thee Image’. This is the same club where I got to hook up with a friend during the Yardbird days, Mike Pinera, who was to find fame in Blues Image before going on to join Iron Butterfly and Alice Cooper’s band.
    Keep it real people!

    By Jimmy Page on Feb 15, 2020

  10. Despite the usual idots posting on here, there are also some real music lovers who appreciate this site. To see Rachel Grimes (a founder member of the truly wonderful band Rachel’s) on here is a welcome surprise and anyone with any taste (and an open mind) would do well to buy the album of The Way Forth or indeed any of her other albums. She’s in no way ‘high profile’, but a musical genius nevertheless. I already had this from Dime, but thanks Big O for widening the potential audience.

    By johnferg02 on Feb 15, 2020

  11. Some people may think this is truly wonderful, and I’ll thank BigO for it, but to me it sounds like a choir of horny tomcats out on the tiles.

    I really enjoyed the Lou Reed/Don Cherry from.a few days ago, though - top stuff.

    By Brian Griffin on Feb 15, 2020

  12. Hey Anti , do you really think that’s Jimmy fuckin Page ? I has my doubts but damn he sure knows his shit .

    By Derrick on Feb 16, 2020

  13. Me too. I have my doubts also. But who would know what songs they played live except him. The other stuff is being copied from his website, on this day LZ played at the etc

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Feb 16, 2020

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