COUNTING CROWS
MOUNTAIN WINERY
SARATOGA, CA.
7/9/2001

              The Counting Crows are making it up as they go along with a more than a few new songs and nothing but the open road in front of them. The first three shows of this tour being an hour from Berkeley, a place some call "Berzerkly," this band calls "home." Well, as you all should well know, in the rock n roll world a hometown is only where you hail from, and more often than not the road is home. Freedom is being a bum, a shout of love to all those bums who just make music. Being a musician is hard work, only if you want the brass ring that is. The world is full of unrecognized talent, it is a very few who can handle the bittersweetness of success in the music industry. Even those who have what it takes often fall short of their dreams because the reality is never as cloudy as the dream, reality is crystal clear. It's responsibility to the whole world; managers, producers, record companies, fans, friends, and family. Do you have what it takes to be a rock star?
                 The Counting Crows do seem to have what it takes, as they embark on the fantastic voyage of TOUR!!! With a decade of songs for our enjoyment. The Counting Crows are sharing with their fans five or six new songs that might or might not be ready for public display. Adam Duritz the Crow's frontman claimed this himself in front of the small audience he addressed as, "Dad, and friends from school, and friends that took him to..." That is the phenomenal thing about this venue, it is a quite intimate location. It is on top of a hill overlooking all of Silicon Valley at the old Paul Masson Winery and there is only seats for a few thousand at the most, maybe a 4,000 seat capacity. The winery is still in production so do your part and drink responsibly if you come and see a concert at the Mountain Winery.

                  The show opened with a new tune "Miami" and then one of their better known hits to pump up the crowd. That was when Duritz addressed the crowd and explained the reasons for the band's decision to play some smaller venues and introduced the  next new song "Richard Manuel is Dead." A song declaring the personal influence of The Band's keyboardist on the music of the Counting Crows. Richard Manuel was considered by many to be the most inspiring member of The Band, he died in Florida in 1986. This song of tribute was very upbeat and held a lot of kick up your heels grooving that is very familiar to the many songs written and sung by Richard Manuel. Thanks for reading and we'll see ya at the shows.
 
 



 
 
COUNTING CROWS
 
DEF LEPPARD
CHER
THE OTHER ONES
AEROSMITH
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
PAUL McCARTNEY
SANTANA
SHERYL CROW
TESLA
JAY-Z AND 311
OZZFEST 2000 OZZFEST 2001 OZZFEST 2002
DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2
THE WHO
JACKSON
BROWNE
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE
MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
MIDNIGHT OIL
MT. AIRE 2002
BIG HEAD TODD
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
BUSH AND DEFAULT
INCUBUS
BLUES TRAVELER
LINKIN PARK IN
LAS VEGAS
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE
LINKIN PARK & P.O.D.
CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT 
NYE 2001-2002
FUEL & SALIVA
AEROSMITH 2002
STEVIE NICKS
THE
BLACK CROWES
AEROSMITH 2001
BLINK 182
THE STRING
CHEESE INCIDENT
 OZZFEST 2001
BAD COMPANY
LINKIN PARK
 OZZFEST 2000
MARILYN
MANSON
MEGADETH
TED NUGENT
AND TESLA
THE OTHER
ONES
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
 THE
COUNTING
CROWS AND
LIVE
THIRD EYE BLIND
      SUMMER
    TOUR 2000
YES
THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000
THE B.B. KING
  BLUES FEST
2000
THE B-52'S
AND THE
GO-GO'S
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
JOE WALSH
2000
  ELTON JOHN
2000
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG
REUNION TOUR 2000
NYE
1999-2000
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
THE EAGLES
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
LAS VEGAS
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
TOM PETTY
 HOLLYWOOD
BOWL
PEARL JAM
 HALLOWEEN
WIDESPREAD
PANIC
BONNIE
RAITT
'99
BONNIE
RAITT
'98
METALLICA
H.O.R.D.E.
'98
THE
B-52's
FURTHUR
'98
VAN
HALEN
 311
JERRY
CANTRELL
   BARENAKED
LADIES
COUNTING
CROWS

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