CHRIS WHITLEY Live At Martyrs' Live at Martyrs' by Chris Whitley: A case study in the dangers of chasing your muse. One of the more powerful songwriters to appear during the '90s, Whitley initially appeared to be on a "can't fail" course to popular success. But his stylistic shifts combined with the short-attention span of the music buying public scrapped his ascension. Although it may seem Whitley vanished from the music eye since his extraordinary 1991 debut Living With the Law, Live serves as a Bigfoot snapshot that somewhere, way out in the "indie void," brilliance thrives outside the confines of the majors. And in this case the set-up's real simple -- a man, a guitar, his foot and a set of moody songs beautiful enough to drink to on a winter's Friday night as the windows frost up.