Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. As we all know, 1999 is a very popular year to discuss on Attendance Bias. However, the overwhelming majority of shows or jams from that year on the podcast are from the summer. It’s a little more rare that a guest picks something from the fall or December tours to break down. That is the case today as our guest, Andrew Matranga, chose the two night run that closed the fall tour–Albany ‘99 from October 9 and 10.
It would take a four hour podcast episode to cover both nights, as well as an overall look at the tour. But this two night, tour closing run, deserves discussion. So Andrew and I agreed to talk about set one from October 9, and set two from October 10.
When Andrew and I began speaking before I began to record the conversation, I knew that this episode would be a good one. Not only were we digging into an under-appreciated tour, but the energy he brought when talking about the New York State capital is infectious and undeniable.
So let’s join Andrew Matranga to talk about Strangefolk, the original TAB trio, and October 9 and 10, 1999 from the Knickerbocker Arena, in Albany, NY.