Vinal Avenue String Band

01 Front Porch Song* (Ry Cavanaugh)
02 Tear Stained Eye* (Jay Farrar)
03 All the Same (Sean Staples)
04 Place for Me in Heaven (Ry Cavanaugh)
05 Tear My Stillhouse Down (Gillian Welch)
06 Drivin’ in your Car (Ry Cavanaugh)
07 Lost Indian/Clinch Mountain (Traditional)
08 Angel Band (J. Hascall, WB Bradbury)
09 Tir na nOg (Ry Cavanaugh)
10 Will You Be Lovin’ Another Man (Lester Flatt, Bill Monroe)
11 Lighthouse Light (Ry Cavanaugh)


The Vinal Avenue String Band consisted of KD on fiddle, guitar, & vocals;  Sean Staples on mandolin, guitar & vocals (now fronting The Resophonics and playing in Session Americana as well as with Tim Gearan, Todd Thibaud, and many othes); and Ry Cavanaugh on guitar, harmonica & vocals (who went on to create the bands Maybe Baby with Jennifer Kimball, and Session Americana). The repetoire included songs by all three band members and a smorgasbord of covers from traditional fiddle tunes to songs from Merle Haggard to Prince.  VASB played two unforgettable tours in Ireland and for several years played every Monday night at the Somerville, MA bar Tir na nOg. This 1999 album is a warts-and-all live recording capturing something of the spirit of that weekly phenomenon.