Slobberbone- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca 11/5/00 xfer from DAT Master soundboard rebalanced

Here is one from the glory days of alt.country- when you could see bands like Slobberbone and Old 97s play every 3-6 months around here. I don’t know why I didn’t videotape this show- my camera might have been in the shop- but this DAT Soundboard sounds amazing. All I did to rebalance it was boost the snare a little bit, as it disappears from the mix for a while about midway through. I probably should have boosted the guitar a touch, but I like the full bassy sound.
If you are unfamiliar with the band, this is a good way to get acquainted. Awesome cover of Neil’s “Big Time” for the encore.
PS: I did video the show 3 months after this, plus DAT soundboard and schoeps audience. It’s on the (endless) to do list.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D8 into soundboard

Audio Live Concert

Forever Goldrush- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca 11/5/00 xfer from DAT Soundboard Master

If you haven’t heard, Sacramento’s best Americana/Alt.country band is BACK after a long hiatus! I have been trying to get out and see them but it hasn’t worked out yet. We have TWO chances to see them perform this Saturday 4/30: In the afternoon at the Sac Natural Foods Co-op and at Old Ironsides that night. So happy they are back.
Here is a set from 21+ years ago, opening for Slobberbone at the Berkeley institution Starry Plough. Charles Twilling was mixing sound that night and he did an amazing job- this is the raw soundboard. I didn’t need to do a thing to it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 into soundboard
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert