Jam Chart for Back on the Train (25 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1999-06-30 BOTT Bonner Springs, KS 5:34 Debut. Instrumental bridge (jam) between 2nd and 3rd verses, and an instrumental outro after 3rd verse.
1999-07-01 BOTT Antioch, TN 6:09 Jerry Douglas on Dobro, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, and Tim O'Brien on fiddle on this bluegrass version. Great short version!
1999-07-18 BOTT Volney, NY 5:07 With the Del McCoury Band. Another great bluegrass version.
2000-06-14 BOTT Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan 12:20 With a rolling, funky groove that stays close to the standard structure, this is the first truly jammed-out version that sets up nicely for a 35 minute "Twist." Lots of improvisation within a narrow groove.
2003-01-02 BOTT Hampton, VA 11:25 Good version, where the jam's rhythm is straightforward, but Trey and Page explore a little more territory and have excellent interplay.
2003-02-28 BOTT Uniondale, NY 11:52 Fantastic "Type I" version with a crescendo-oriented jam. Arguably the standard against which all "Type I" "BOTTs" should be compared.
2003-07-17 BOTT Bonner Springs, KS 9:24 Another great version from 2003 with a segue into "Divided Sky."
2004-04-16 BOTT Las Vegas, NV 7:56 Well played, extended outro jam with good segue (->) into "Possum."
2009-03-07 BOTT Hampton, VA 8:43 First "BOTT" of 3.0 sets a good precedent, although it would be surpassed by a number of subsequent versions (see below). Really, the band is playing "BOTT" better in 3.0 than previously, with the notable exception of 2/28/03.
2009-11-01 BOTT Indio, CA 3:20 Acoustic version from Festival 8.
2009-11-20 BOTT Cincinnati, OH 5:35 Very quick tempo on this short, funky version. -> out of "Light" and -> into "Possum."
2009-12-30 BOTT Miami, FL 17:05 The surprise "Type II" jamming vehicle from a stellar second set of the '09 NYE run. This train leaves the station at about 6:15 for 11 minutes of quality, wide-ranging exploration. > to "Velvet Sea."
2010-07-02 BOTT Charlotte, NC 10:03 Another strong 3.0 version.
2010-08-14 BOTT East Troy, WI 9:19 Very popular version with fans. Great staccato playing from Trey early in the jam.
2010-12-28 BOTT Worcester, MA 9:19 Excellent version includes a "Streets of Cairo" tease during the buildup and a flawless -> into "Limb By Limb."
2011-05-27 BOTT Bethel, NY 9:14 Great version with building energy and nice back and forth between Page and Trey.
2011-06-04 BOTT Cuyahoga Falls, OH 8:25 Page shines from start to finish.
2011-09-04 BOTT Commerce City, CO 8:35 Like other strong recent versions, has the energy building jam much like "Possum" does. Version also includes a "Sneakin' Sally" tease and has a unique ending.
2012-06-28 BOTT Noblesville, IN 10:12 Nice departure from the crescendo oriented "BOTTs" of '10 - '11. This jam begins in "plinko" mode, modulates to a great Page-led section (very unusual for "BOTT"), and ends unfinished with some dissonant space. -> to "HYHU."
2012-08-19 BOTT San Francisco, CA 8:51 Although similar to the '10 and '11 versions here, there's some nice dynamic modulation that makes this jam interesting and just a little different.
2012-12-30 BOTT New York, NY 9:00 Crescendo-oriented jam, but this one has a false peak followed by bigger exclamation point.
2013-10-20 BOTT Hampton, VA 9:28 The boys do a nice job of driving this "Train" up and over a serious peak, taking several blissful minutes in so doing.
2016-10-21 BOTT Alpharetta, GA 7:32 > from "AC/DC Bag," the band is quick to capitalize upon the vibe, and creates a soupy, "southern" groove. Page keeps everyone on point; Mike and Fish provide great break back beats; and Trey shows considerable patience and restraint, bending notes and shaping his tone, his soloing adding extra swagger to the strong, straightforward play which drives this version to a close.
2017-07-23 BOTT New York, NY 10:59 Super summertime version finds Trey channeling some sunshine to warm the Garden. Following a great groove - which slowly builds to gain serious traction - "Streets of Cairo" teasing functions as a change of sorts, with Trey skipping through a sweet little set of notes before shaping his tone and taking what amounts to a second solo. Bright and shimmering, this soon yields to a "simple," yet euphoric, release.
2017-12-28 BOTT New York, NY 9:40 Cool, slight spacey sounds and effects are intermixed within the conventional jam structure, giving this version a decidedly altered tone. Page's return to the baby grand initiates a rousing finish to a solid performance.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
A purple date indicates that you were in attendance.


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