When We All Come Home CD
Barraco has an impressive lineage, diving in and out of famous and obscure bands with the ease of a dolphin. The Grateful Dead was quite aware of his talent, with Phil Lesh asking him to sit in on Lesh & Friends gigs. This led to Barraco's inclusion in the oddly named Q, plus a slate touring with the remaining Dead members, thence to New Earth Mud and the Dark Star Orchestra.
Barraco's tunes are deceptively complex not only in their finessy executions but also the many shifts of tone and color, mode and manner. One Dog Blues, for instance, waxes Sea Level-ish, putting yet another gift under the tree while simultaneously recalling the Gulfcoast breeziness of Jimmy Buffett. By the time we wends our way to the end of the ten cuts, we're ready to spin 'em again, eager to re-sample a cornucopia of music rarely cooked up like this any more.
The lyrics of 8 of the songs on this release are by Robert Hunter. One of the songs has music co-written by Phil Lesh.
1. Argentina (Hunter / Barraco)
2. Disparate Men On (Hunter / Barraco)
3. The Run (Instrumental) (Barraco)
4. Limbo Rag (Hunter / Barraco)
5. Old Coast Highway (Hunter / Barraco)
6. When You Say When (Hunter / Barraco)
7. Give It Up (Hunter / Barraco)
8. Ride Ride Ride (Hunter / Lesh / Barraco)
9. One Dog Blues (Hunter / Barraco)
10. Cats & Dragonflies (Hunter / Barraco)
11. Instrumental (Barraco)
12. When We All Come Home (Friedman / Barraco)