Mark Erelli sings his song “Troubadour Blues” (which inspired the title of the documentary) at Ashland Coffee and Tea, Ashland, Virginia, in spring 2003. This was one of the first public performances of the song, during Mark’s opening set for Chris Smither, who is mentioned in the first verse. From the film “Troubadour Blues” by Tom Weber.
Chris Smither’s song “No Love Today” was inspired by the song of a door-to-door produce peddler in Chris’s native New Orleans. The lengthy introduction explains the origins of the song. Recorded at Ashland Coffee and Tea, Ashland, Virginia, spring 2003. From the film “Troubadour Blues” by Tom Weber
Tracy Grammer sings “Crocodile Man,” by her late musical partner Dave Carter, in a 2004 show at the Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, Massachusetts. With Jim Henry, dobro. From the film “Troubadour Blues” by Tom Weber
Peter Case performs his song “Icewater” at Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, in August 2009. This was Peter’s first performance since undergoing heart surgery in January. From the film, “Troubadour Blues,” by Tom Weber.