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.