Son Volt- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 10/13/19 Live Audio DPA 4061 Mics

This was as last-minute of a decision as it gets. My kids had no nap last Sunday, so I was able to bolt out of the house at 8pm to the show. I got to Harlow’s, geared up in the bathroom, got a beer and the band started as I was walking away from the bar. Perfect timing! Quality improves after about 15min so stay with it.
Show was surprisingly packed. SV had not played here since 1996, so I guess that might be why.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: DPA 4061 mics, Chuch audio preamp, Sony M10 digital audio recorder.
Photo by John Shaban


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Son Volt- Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 5/3/17 Part 1 Canon HFG30 Rode VPS mic

Here’s the first 25min or so of the Son Volt set from Wednesday in SF. Brian McKenna & I had dinner seats and it was a great place to video from. Unfortunately, GAMH security put a stop to the filming fun early on. They let me film Belly last year, but Son Volt is anti-video, I guess. He said only “their guy” could video. Awww, I used to be their guy 25 years ago. I guess my Guy card expired. It all turned out for the best anyway. I was audio taping as well and it does not sound great in the balcony. Once they stopped the filming, I went downstairs to the floor and the recording sounds good! Not only that, I did not see any guys from the Schoeps Club at the show. I guess they were at okkervil river or willie nelson. It was a surprise that my recording may be the best of the night. Anyway, enjoy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic


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Son Volt- Fillmore, San Francisco Ca 7/25/97 xfer f/ DAT Master Clone Live Jay Farrar Uncle Tupelo

I had an old friend request this to be digitized, so I figured that I’d add it to the archive. The funny part is that I took vacation and followed son volt from Arizona through southern cal, but did not tape this show. One day, those shows will be posted as well. I borrowed Kurt Vogel’s schoeps for that run, so they sound pretty good.
Side note- how do you like those DAT covers? I graduated from the old Typewritten covers to this in 1997. Classic.

Recorded by: Kurt Vogel?
Equipment used: Portable DAT and Schoeps CMC-64 mics, Aerco preamp
Digitized by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCMR500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Son Volt, Rusted Root, Blues Traveler MMW and More- HORDE Fest, PBS On Tour TV Show 7/97 VHS Master

I have been working for about the past month to get a new/improved VHS capture setup working, which would also decrease the number of computers from 5 to 4 out here. It has been quite an ordeal, but it looks like I got it dialed in as of today. I captured this one earlier in the week (just to see if the setup was working ok) so if there are any A/V synch issues, please let me know. I can’t watch this much jam band at once.
I taped this one for the 2 Son Volt songs from HORDE in Buffalo, but this includes a bunch of HORDE acts, recorded at various stops from the 1996 tour. Includes Me’Shell NdegéOcello and Son Volt from Buffalo NY 8/20/96; Medeski, Martin and Wood/Leftover Salmon from Phoenix 7/24/96; and Blues Traveler/Rusted Root from Chula Vista 7/26/96. Good people watching on this one- you can almost smell the patchouli through the screen.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: JVC consumer VCR
Transfer equipment: JVC HRS9900U and Tevion High Speed DVD Maker+ into Virtualdub 1.9.11

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Son Volt: Thunderbird Theatre, Urbana Il 5/3/97 xfer from Hi8 Master Videotape Enhanced Uncle Tupelo

We have a new contributor to the Sac Music Archive- Neil Werries contacted me a couple of weeks ago. He filmed a bunch of great bands in the late 90s so expect a bunch of really great stuff over the next few months. He was also in an band called Elsah and you’ll be seeing them too down the road.
The reason why I picked this one to post first is due to the scarcity of Son Volt videos from the Straightaways tour. I know of only one, with very shaky camera work and distorted audio… so this is probably the best Son Volt 97 vid surfaced to date. Sounds pretty decent for stock camcorder audio too. Thanks, Neil!

Recorded by: Neil Werries
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony EV-S2000- Datavideo TBC1000 – Tevion USB Adapter — Virtualdub
Enhanced (brightness/degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video

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Son Volt- KSCA Music Hall, Los Angeles Ca 3/26/96 xfer from DAT Master Jay Farrar live in studio

Here’s another Son Volt radio appearance from their March of 1996 tour- this one from KSCA. KSCA was the big commercial “adult alternative” station, and the interview reflects as much. They handle it pretty well.

Recorded by: Kevin Haynes and gifted to me
Equipment used: He had a TCD-D7 I think
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Son Volt- KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic 3/25/96 live in studio xfer from DAT Master Tape

Here’s a short one for you today, but it sounds really good. This happened a few months after I moved from L.A. back to Sacramento, so Kevin Haynes must have taped this for me and sent me the master tape. Thanks Kevin, wherever you are
Features a few songs acoustic and deliciously awkward interview

Recorded by: Kevin Haynes
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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Son Volt- Slim's, San Francisco Ca 12/8/95 xfer from Master DAT Soundboard Rebalanced

OK, I lied yesterday. I have 2 more Slim’s posts. Here’s the first one.

My memory is fuzzy on this show. I can’t remember how I made it happen, but I did get permission to record this show through the board. I was almost always told “no” by SV. I think it was because Slim’s had a nice sound system.
One funny point about this show- SV’s notoriously grumpy (to me at least) soundman back then, Gary Scheppers, told me to squeeze behind him to plug into the board. He is a big guy, and I was deceptively big back then. We both got wedged in between the back wall of the booth and soundboard. flailing around trying to get unstuck. HAHA, it was funny. He moved to let me in after that.
I was plugged into the output of the cassette deck, which is why you hear the cut at 45min. It was for the tape flip.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Sony TCD-D3
Rebalance in Izotope (drums -5, bass +6)

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Coffee Creek- Cicero’s, St. Louis Mo. 7/30/93 Audio Soundboard xfer from Band Archive

First and foremost- this is a MUST LISTEN if you are an Uncle Tupelo, WIlco, Son Volt, or classic country fan. Coffee Creek are Tweedy/Farrar/Heidorn(Uncle Tupelo), Brian Henneman(Bottle Rockets) doing classic country/rock covers! So great.

Back in the early 90s, I was friends with Tony Margherita & Bob Andrews who managed Uncle Tupelo, The Bottle Rockets and many more. I had followed UT around and filmed/audio recorded over 10 shows in the span of a couple of years, including the 2 final shows in St. Louis. Since the band was defunct (and Wilco was not the HUGE band they are today), Tony let my good friend Jim stop by and pick up “a few” cassettes in late 1994. Jim goes to the office and calls me:
J(whispering): Dude, there are like 50 tapes here. Do you have Coffee Creek?
Me: No
J: How about X(some other one)
Me: No. Just grab them all and I will sort them out.
So Jim grabs a box and shoves about 50 tapes in, and takes off. Bob and Tony were like :-O. Haha! Thanks guys.
I am shocked that these are not online yet.

Recorded by: Tony Marghertia(?)
Transferred by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 1994 DAT transfer- Playback with consumer Aiwa belt drive deck (big regret)- Sony DTC690 using monster audio cables.
Equipment used: 2019 DAT to WAV transfer: Sony PCM-R500 — Audiophile 2496 card — WAV
Transfer Lineage: Band Archive Tape – My DAT (90 meter DAT in 32khz- big regret) – You

Photo courtesy of Michael Pemberton’s excellent factorybelt dot net site. Check it out!
Man, I wish I took pictures of the tapes.

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