JD distillery

Lynchburg, TN, United States

October 18, 2008

Shows notes

Jack Daniels’ Birthday Set. Tim performed with a nine piece band. With House of Lords, Roisin Murphy & Hugh Cornwell.

Set list

  1. Goldfinger
  2. Running Back (Thin Lizzy cover)
  3. Dark and Stormy
  4. Always the Sun (Stranglers cover with Hugh Cornwell)
  5. Shining Light
  6. Starry Eyes (Roky Erickson cover)
  7. Whole Wide World (Wreckless Eric cover)
  8. Gloria (Van Morrison cover)

Tim Wheeler in a mini blog post on ash-official.com, had the following to say about the show.

Just got back from the JD Set show at the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg. It was a great experience. I got to play with a nine piece band including two drummers. These were some serious musicians with incredible histories. Wayne Jackson, the horn player, has played on 52 number 1 records!

It was also great getting to hang out with Hugh, Roisin and Tom (Aka House of Lords). Roisin and Hugh’s version of ‘Peaches’ was a real musical highlight for me.

It was interesting stepping out of the Ash world for a moment. I left my 2 brothers behind in NYC that I’ve played with for the last 16 years. They’ve been working away in the studio on five new songs while I was away galavanting and I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio and hearing the work they’ve done.

Mind you I always get a bit of a nervous feeling leaving them to their own devices. One time I left the studio in Spain to have a weekend back in London when we were recording Free All Angels. They were meant to have done a bunch of work, but when I got back they were all destroyed after partying for three days and there were bullet hole in my 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG. But I know that had a lot to do with our producer Owen Morris.