Chris Whitley – Living With The Law

I discovered Chris Whitley in 1991. I remember purchasing his stunning debut album ‘Living with the Law’ when it was released on July 2, 1991.

The album was recorded in New Orleans at Daniel Lanois’ French Quarter studio workshop. Lanois contributed background guitar to “Poison Girl.”

I played it loud and so much that summer.

It wasn’t until March 20, 1999 in Toronto that I finally got to see him perform when he opened for then 18-year old blues prodigy Jonny Lang at the Danforth Music Hall.

I saw Whitley for the second and last time on September 23rd, 2004 at Hugh’s Room in Toronto.

Chris Whitley passed away on November 20, 2005 at the young age of 45.



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