|For about five years in the mid 80s/early 90s, not enough people seemed to realize that the best live band in the USA was Curlew. Their heyday featured the classic line-up of leader George Cartwright (saxes), Tom Cora(cello) (who also played with Holland's well known art-punk band, The Ex), Davey Williams (guitar), Ann Rupel (bass) and Pippin Barnett(drums). Curlew packed the clubs (CBGBs, The Knitting Factory, etc), toured hard, and thrilled audiences and critics alike with their unique, infectious blend of punk-jazz/downtown sound, roadhouse blues & a distinctly Southern aesthetic, leading The New York Times to call them, 'The best of the unsigned, genre-busting downtown groups'. One of Cuneiform's early successes, but out of print for years, this reissues A Beautiful Western Saddle, coupled with the band's never- before-on-DVD concert film The Hardwood, as well as an hour of unreleased concert footage from the Beautiful Western Saddle tour with Amy. All at a very special price! DVD is NTSC - All Region for Worldwide Play.