Had some pictures up in otherstuff but figured this would be a better local...
Got a chance to see Doc Watson and The Steep Canyon Rangers in Brevard NC @ The Brevard Music Center (great venue) Billed as the 'Mountain Song Festival'. A two day affair w/ Jerry Douglas playing the 2nd night as opposed to Doc on the 1st.
It was a great, chill show. There were 4 acts total. The 1st I forget. A Chick singer/multi-instrumentalist and two guitarists. She refered to her music as 'musical qualude'. Which was a good discreption. The 2nd 'Red Wine' was a bluegrass band from Italy. They were pretty solid.
As said I love the venue. Almost a 'open theatre' if that makes sense.
The Steep Canyon Rangers were basically the host of the event and played 3rd prior to Doc closing the evening out. The Steep Canyon Rangers can play and if anything I was disapointed by the shortness of the set.
Doc Watson and David Holt were last and damn did I enjoy Doc's set. Some storytelling and some flatpickening. Gotta say the old guys still got it. Eventually they were accompanied by a few other musicians and Doc also did a few 'solo' numbers.
I stealth taped both the Rangers set and Doc Watson's. The Steep Canyon Rangers turned out great but I still have o go through teh Doc set and track it and whatnot. Probably eventually put it up on etree or dime.
I'm relatively new to stealth audio recording. Working out some tracking kinks/volume issues/ etc. However, went through the Steep Canyon Rangers set and it is solid w/out any/much tweaking.
Steep Canyon Rangers
Brevard Music Center, NC
This first song is missing but i went ahead and uploaded a single track mp3-320 version of the show for a friend and figured i'd share it here. Give it a listen. Let me know what you think. I think it turned out pretty damn good. Little if any chatter and a full stereo sound. I thought it was a great spot. I plan on fixing the Doc set and uploading the FLACs of both bands asap.
Doc's 'full band'
Good to see Doc is still kicking it out. True national treasure.
upload them to http://www.archive.org/ please!
thanks for sharing !