Sandra McCracken – 2012-01-05: 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville, TN, USA

Sandra McCracken

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This recording was made possible only through the generous support of four people: Chris Hubbs, Jeff Holland, Wally Walker, and Anita Jubb. Sandra tweeted about this show Monday the 2nd, and I tweeted that I’d go if people banded together and bought me gas for the trip up and back. I called this $50, which is a little less than it generally takes to fill my tank. I use about 2/3 of the tank in the round trip, so I let the rest go to the caffeine necessary to make the trip happen. Again, thanks, y’all. I may crowd source my travel funds again in the future.

This was a fun show. Everyone was witty, but only three of them had mics. [I saw you being funny, Eckberg.] Good setlist, great people, and a great new look for 3rd & Lindsley. It’s gone from a place that I’d only visit if my friends were playing there to a place that I might go just for random shows if I lived in Nashville.

Here’s the pertinent information:

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Band:
Sandra McCracken: vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard
Derek Webb: 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electronic drums, loops, background vocals
Aaron Sands: electric bass guitar
Paul Eckberg: drum kit
Jordan Brooke Hamlin: electric guitar, keyboards, mandolin
Melanie Penn: background vocals

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Setlist:
01. Guardian [03:34]
02. Justice Will Roll Down [04:17]
03. (stage banter) [01:05]
04. Long Way Home [03:39]
05. Now and Then [04:02]
06. (stage banter) [01:38]
07. New Wonders [03:09]
08. Ticket Home [05:31]
09. (stage banter) [01:21]
10. Storehouse [04:07]

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11. Lock and Key [03:55]
12. (stage banter) [01:05]
13. Portadown Station [04:34]
14. (stage banter) [02:26]
15. Halfway [03:53]
16. Can’t Help Myself [05:36]
17. (stage banter) [00:45]
18. Last Goodbye [03:02]
19. In Feast or Fallow [03:51]
20. (stage banter) [01:13]

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21. Ten Thousand Angels [04:38]
22. (stage banter) [03:41]
23. Amazing Grace [04:05]

I have uploaded this recording to the Live Music Archive if you want the highest-quality recording available. I have also added metadata about the show to musicbrainz.org if you’re into that sort of thing, which I certainly am. I have the original files, both AUD and SBD, available as a FLAC upon request.

The best of my photos for this show are for sale at store.geofstop.com. I make my recordings available for free, and I make money to buy better lenses and microphones with the proceeds from selling prints and standouts. If you appreciate my work, please consider purchasing a print or leaving me a tip in the tip jar.





Before you spend any money with me, you best spend it on Sandra McCracken records, which are available for purchase at sandramccracken.com.

Once again, thanks for listening, and thanks to Anita, Wally, Jeff, and Chris for making it possible. I’m sorry that it took me this long to get things out. For those who are curious, I did record the opener, and as soon as I get the setlist from Melanie, I’ll put that one out as well.

Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken – 2011-08-13: Huntsville, AL, USA

Cover art for this recording.

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Hey, everybody! After a very, very long layoff, I’m back to recording and releasing shows. I’m going to open up things with a recording of Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken from their August 2011 house show tour. These shows were all-acoustic, so I recorded the show with two mic sets: one at their feet, and one at the rear of the room. I’m not perfectly happy with the show, but that’s mainly because there were a lot of noise patterns that I couldn’t reduce out of the recording without distorting the sound. Despite that, I think the recording has a good sound, and I would rate it a B+.

As I always do, I’ve released this show at archive.org and gotten the metadata loaded at MusicBrainz. I’ve also decided to put this recording out via MP3 ZIP file myself. It’s a little hard to know where to go and what to do with the Live Music Archive, so I’m making this very simple for you: the ZIP has 28 MP3s and the cover art. Import into your favorite music-playing program and enjoy.


I’ve included my five best photos from the show below. You can order a print or a standout from my store if you click on the image. I provide my concert recordings for free in the spirit of concert tapers everywhere, so I choose to support my taping endeavors with photo sales. As more people support my small business, I can afford to go to more shows farther from my North Alabama home so I can tape them for you. Thank you for your patronage.

Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken

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Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken

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Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken concert recording photograph.

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Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken

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Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken

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