Summer Camp Artist #01: Backyard Tire Fire

Alright, well I’ve been promising for long enough, it’s about time I make good on that promise. BurningOak is going to feature every artist playing at Summer Camp 2006 before the big weekend, May 26-28. Our first artist? Backyard Tire Fire.

Artist: Backyard Tire Fire (Site)
From: A number of places it seems, but they’re out of Illinois right now as far as I can tell.

Debut: Backyard Tire Fire (2003)

Most Recent Release: Bar Room Semantics (2005)

Great tunes, good music to kick back and have a beer to. I’ve got to get going to the Of Montreal concert, which I’ll report on tomorrow, but until then I’ll let the music speak for itself. Here’s Tire Fire performing live at Off Broadway in St. Louis, MO, on February 18th, 2006 (Archive.Org Link). I recommend “The Daze.” It’s a great song and a good quality recording.

  1. Crack Alley
  2. Wandering Green Eyed Soul
  3. Undecided
  4. Tryin’ To Get Paid
  5. Unknown Title
  6. More Than A Lot
  7. A Better Day
  8. Keep It In The Line
  9. The Daze
  10. Its Been a Long Time
  11. Gray Sky Blues
  12. Me and My Gun
  13. Blood on the Strings
  14. I’m Tore Down *
  15. It’s a Good Night
  16. Thick Skin
  17. ???
  18. Corinne
  19. Time to Go

Time: 76:47

w/ Jerry Ericson on the pedal steel for the entire set.
* Freddy King song


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  1. Chas Wesley

    When I saw BTF last summer, they introduced the song you have marked “Unknown Title” as ‘Apparitions’… as well as absolutely rocked the house. Ed, Matt, and Tim put on a show that is not to be missed!

  2. Thanks a lot, I’ve been a fan of BTF since they came through Urbana in spring 2006, they put on a great show and their very appreciative of online support from sites like BurningOak and

    The copy of “Daze” from this show was featured in the first BurningOak podcast as well, which you can check out here:

    It was a preview of the Thursday Lineup for 10,000 Lakes Festival 2006 in Minnesota, which was last weekend. Good times, reviews are being posted currently.