Here’s the last Old I post for now. Thanks again to the Kanelos family for transforming Old I into an essential local music venue in the early 90’s with well-curated touring acts occasionally. Again, I hope it continues under the new ownership.
Here is another Roland MX5 mix that I did, and this one probably requires a little context. I had been friends with Barbara for a couple years at this point and was helping her find shows in the Sacramento area. She was preparing to tour the U.S. with her band The Go-Luckys over the summer of 2001. One day I was contacted (maybe by Pat and Russ from her label at the time)- Barbara’s booking agent had backed out of booking the tour and they needed urgent help. This was already Spring of 2001 and no shows were booked. I had never booked a tour before, but I didn’t let that stop me. I reached out to my friend Laurie Higashi and she loaned me her rolodex of booking contacts, as she was a booking agent at the time. I started making calls (during my lunch hour at work) and ended up booking a pretty decent 6-week tour using 1 cellphone and a fax machine, despite us being SUPER late in booking. Only one show did not happen due to flaky promoters, so I consider that a success!
This was the final show of the tour, in Sacramento, on my birthday. Barbara and the band bought a birthday cake and brought me up right after the first song of the set. The venue sang happy birthday to me. That was so nice.
So, that’s why the mix on this one is pretty lousy at the beginning. I did not even start mixing until the second song. I get it really dialed in about 30min into the set.
PS: This lineup is one of my favorite incarnations of Barbara- SF Seals and this lineup. They were a well oiled machine by the time they finished the tour.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 and Roland MX5 Mixer into soundboard
Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card
Rebalance in Izotope RX8: Vocals +3, Bass +4, Guitar +1.5db