Monday, July 15, 2024

A Hard Day's Night, Library Park, Mora, MN- 7/11/24

A Hard Day's Night
Library Park
Mora, MN
July 11th, 2024


This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS298)

Lineage: LyxPro SDPC-2 mics > Tascam DR-60D > SD Card > PC > Reaper (EQ, Normalizing) > Track splits using CD Wave Editor > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 with dBpoweramp > Tagged with MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

More pictures here: Link


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Set 1


1. Twist and Shout (The Top Notes cover)
2. I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles cover)
3. From Me to You (The Beatles cover)
4. All My Loving (The Beatles cover)
5. I Want to Hold Your Hand (The Beatles cover)
6. Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry cover)
7. She Loves You (The Beatles cover)
8. Act Naturally (Johnny Russell cover)
9. This Boy (The Beatles cover)
10. Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles cover)
11. A Hard Day's Night (The Beatles cover)
12. Eight Days a Week (The Beatles cover)
13. In My Life (The Beatles cover)
14. Yesterday (The Beatles cover)
15. I'm Down (The Beatles cover)

Set 2


1. Intro
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles cover) > With a Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles cover)
3. Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles cover)
4. Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles cover)
5. Revolution (The Beatles cover)
6. Get Back (The Beatles cover)
7. The Ballad of John and Yoko (The Beatles cover)
8. Let It Be (The Beatles cover)
9. Come Together (The Beatles cover)
10. Something (The Beatles cover)
11. Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles cover)
12. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles cover)
13. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles cover)
14. Hey Jude (The Beatles cover)
15. One After 909 (The Beatles song)

Jeff Boxell (John Lennon)- Vocals, Guitar
Joe Covert (Paul McCartney)- Vocals, Guitar
Kevin Fransen (Ringo Starr)- Drums
Joe McGowan (George Harrison)- Guitar, Vocals
Eric Foschiatti (Billy Preston) - Keyboard



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High energy, authentic replication of a Beatles performance considered to be one of the top Beatles tribute shows in the nation. Endorsed by Joey Molland of Badfinger, and grammy award winning artist Rick Derringer.

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Tapers notes: My first time seeing this band, I had plans to see them last summer but something else came up and I missed the show. There are numerous Beatles tribute bands out there, and this is Minnesota version of them, so I'm a little biased, but they are top notch in my opinion. It's hard to cover all the hits when it comes to The Beatles, but they hit on a lot of them here. I tend to like the more experimental Beatles material, so the second set was right up my alley, I wish they had played A Day in the Life, but you can't please everyone at a show like this. Sound is decent here, I'm still figuring out the new mics, so there will be some trial and error.

"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Church of Cash, Forest Lake Beach, Forest Lake, MN- 7/9/24

Church of Cash
Forest Lake Beach
Forest Lake, MN
July 9th, 2024


This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS297)

Lineage: LyxPro SDPC-2 mics > Tascam DR-60D > SD Card > PC > Reaper (EQ, Normalizing) > Final mastering in BandLab > Track splits using CD Wave Editor > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 with dBpoweramp > Tagged with MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

More pictures here: Link


https://churchofcashmusic.com/

Set 1


1. Tennessee Flat Top Box (Johnny Cash cover)
2. I've Been Everywhere (Geoff Mack cover) > Country Boy (Johnny Cash cover) > I've Been Everywhere (Geoff Mack cover)
3. Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash cover)
4. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down (Kris Kristofferson cover)
5. Soo Line
6. Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis cover)
7. Don't Take Your Guns to Town (Johnny Cash cover)
8. Bonanza (Jay Livingston & Ray Evans cover)
9. Hey Porter (Johnny Cash cover)
10. San Quentin (Johnny Cash cover)
11. Mean Eyed Cat (Johnny Cash cover)
12. Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell cover)
13. I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty cover)
14. Everybody's Tryin' to Be My Baby (Carl Perkins cover)
15. Keep on the Sunny Side (The Carter Family cover) > You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis cover)
16. Ring of Fire (Merle Kilgore cover)

Set 2


1. Orange Blossom Special (Rouse Brothers cover)
2. Jackson (Billy Edd Wheeler cover)
3. The Ballad of Ira Hayes (Peter La Farge cover)
4. One Piece at a Time (Johnny Cash cover)
5. Keep on the Sunny Side (The Carter Family cover) > I Saw the Light (Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys cover)
6. Rock Island Line (Lead Belly cover)
7. Highwayman (Jimmy Webb cover)
8. There Ain't No Good Chain Gang (Johnny Cash cover)
9. 25 Minutes to Go (Shel Silverstein cover)
10. Heart of Gold (Neil Young cover)
11. Daddy Sang Bass (Carl Perkins cover)
12. Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash cover) > I Walk the Line (Johnny Cash cover) > Ring of Fire (Merle Kilgore cover) > Riders in the Sky (Stan Jones and his Death Valley Rangers cover)

Jay Ernest- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
?- Electric Guitar
Tony Wirth- Bass
Jonathon TeBeest- Drums

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Tapers notes: My first attempt at recording with new mics, and the sound turned out pretty good to my ears. It rained right up until about 10 minutes before the show started, so I caught a break there, but wind still affects parts of the recording. It's worst at the start of set 2 for the first song or two, otherwise it's just a mild annoyance every so often in other parts of the show.

"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"

Monday, June 24, 2024

Josie Sanken, Country Stop, New London, MN- 6/19/24

Josie Sanken
Country Stop
New London, MN
June 19th, 2024


This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS296)

Lineage: SBD > Tascam DR-60D > SD Card > PC > Mastered in Reaper (EQ, Normalizing) > iZotope (Music Rebalancing) > Final mastering in BandLab > CD Wave Editor (Track splits) > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 in dBpoweramp > Tagged in MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

-Thanks as always to Josie for allowing me to record.

More pictures here: Link


https://www.facebook.com/JSANKENMUSIC/

Set 1


1. Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver cover)
2. Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver cover)
3. Heads Carolina, Tails California (Jo Dee Messina cover)
4. No One Needs to Know (Shania Twain cover)
5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2 cover)
6. Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)
7. No One Else on Earth (Wynonna Judd cover)
8. Royals (Lorde cover)
9. Ring of Fire (Merle Kilgore cover)
10. Tennessee Whiskey (David Allan Coe cover)
11. Free Fallin' (Tom Petty cover)
12. Strawberry Wine (Deana Carter cover)
13. Sweet Child o' Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
14. Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)
15. When the Stars Go Blue (Ryan Adams cover)
16. What's Up? (4 Non Blondes cover)
17. Mama's Broken Heart (Miranda Lambert cover)
18. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac cover)
19. Some Days You Gotta Dance (The Ranch cover)
20. Drift Away (Mentor Williams cover)

Set 2


1. Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) (The Judds cover)
2. Parachute (Chris Stapleton cover)
3. Harper Valley PTA (Jeannie C. Riley cover)
4. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover)
5. We Danced Anyway (Deana Carter cover)
6. You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis cover)
7. My Jesus (Anne Wilson cover)
8. I'm Yours (Jason Mraz cover)
9. Iris (The Goo Goo Dolls cover)
10. Someone Like You (Adele cover)
11. Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan cover)

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Tapers notes: This show took place at a classic car show, so every once in a while you'll hear a car revving as it pulls in or out, but it's distant enough that it isn't really an issue.

"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Josie Sanken, Masonic West River Park, Hutchinson, MN- 6/13/24

Josie Sanken
Masonic West River Park
Hutchinson, MN
June 13th, 2024


This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS295)

Lineage: SBD > Tascam DR-60D > SD Card > PC > Mastered in Reaper (EQ, Normalizing) > iZotope (Music Rebalancing) > Final mastering in BandLab > CD Wave Editor (Track splits) > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 in dBpoweramp > Tagged in MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

-Thanks as always to Josie for allowing me to record.

More pictures here: Link


https://www.facebook.com/JSANKENMUSIC/

1. Heads Carolina, Tails California (Jo Dee Messina cover)
2. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover)
3. We Danced Anyway (Deana Carter cover)
4. Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver cover)
5. Ring of Fire (Merle Kilgore cover)
6. Sweet Child o' Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
7. Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) (The Judds cover)
8. Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver cover)
9. My Jesus (Anne Wilson cover)
10. No One Else on Earth (Wynonna Judd cover)
11. Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan cover)
12. Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)
13. What's Up? (4 Non Blondes cover)
14. Road Less Traveled (Lauren Alaina cover)
15. Harper Valley PTA (Jeannie C. Riley cover)
16. Drift Away (Mentor Williams cover)
17. Stuck Like Glue (Sugarland cover)
18. Vienna (Billy Joel cover)
19. A Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay cover)
20. Desperate (Wo)Man (Eric Church cover)

Josie Sanken- Vocals, Guitar
Dale Worden- Harmonica

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Tapers notes: Part of Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival.

"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Josie Sanken, Library Square Park, Hutchinson, MN- 6/7/24

Josie Sanken
Library Square Park
Hutchinson, MN
June 7th, 2024


This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS294)

Lineage: SBD > Tascam DR-60D > SD Card > PC > Mastered in Reaper (EQ, Normalizing) > iZotope (Music Rebalancing) > Final mastering in BandLab > CD Wave Editor (Track splits) > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 in dBpoweramp > Tagged in MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

-Thanks as always to Josie for allowing me to record.

More pictures here: Link


https://www.facebook.com/JSANKENMUSIC/

1. Stuck Like Glue (Sugarland cover)
2. Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver cover)
3. A Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay cover)
4. No One Else on Earth (Wynonna Judd cover)
5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2 cover)
6. Don't Stop Believin' (Journey cover)
7. Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver cover)
8. My Jesus (Anne Wilson cover)
9. Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)
10. Vienna (Billy Joel cover)
11. Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) (The Judds cover)
12. Royals (Lorde cover)
13. Ring of Fire (Merle Kilgore cover)
14. Free Fallin' (Tom Petty cover)
15. Mama's Broken Heart (Miranda Lambert cover)
16. Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
17. Let It Go (Kristen Anderson‐Lopez & Robert Lopez cover)
18. Drift Away (Mentor Williams cover)
19. Parachute (Chris Stapleton cover)
20. Harper Valley PTA (Jeannie C. Riley cover)
21. We Danced Anyway (Deana Carter cover)
22. Heads Carolina, Tails California (Jo Dee Messina cover)
23. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover)
24. Desperate (Wo)Man (Eric Church cover)
25. Someone Like You (Adele cover)
26. Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan cover)

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Tapers notes: Part of Hutchinson Dairy Day. I tried a new mastering method for this show, I was able to pull Josie's guitar back a little in the mix to make more room for her vocals in iZotope, and it sounds better to my ears at least. I'm still learning Reaper as well, so I'm sure I'll be able to refine recordings more as I go, but for now this is a good start.

"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"

Friday, June 14, 2024

The Whitesidewalls, Library Park, Mora, MN- 6/6/24

The Whitesidewalls
Library Park
Mora, MN
June 6th, 2024


This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS293)

Lineage: Audience Recording using Zoom H2 internal mics > SD Card > PC > Mastered in Adobe Audition > Track splitting using CD Wave Editor > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 using dBpoweramp > Tagged with MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

More pictures here: Link


http://whitesidewalls.com/

1. Intro
2. Rock Around the Clock (Sonny Dae and His Knights cover) > See You Later Alligator (Bobby Charles cover) > Shake, Rattle and Roll (Big Joe Turner & His Blues Kings cover) > Rock Around the Clock (Sonny Dae and His Knights cover)
3. Treat Me Nice (Elvis Presley cover)
4. Your Baby Blue Eyes (Johnny Burnette cover)
5. The Happy Birthday Song (Roger Awsumb cover)
6. I Only Have Eyes for You (Harry Warren cover)
7. Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole cover)
8. Blueberry Hill (Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra cover)
9. Sherry (The Four Seasons cover)
10. Hey! Baby (Bruce Channel cover)
11. Buzz-Buzz-Buzz (The Hollywood Flames cover)
12. Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins cover)
13. Only the Lonely (Roy Orbison cover)
14. La Bamba (Trad.)
15. Chantilly Lace (The Big Bopper cover)
16. Raining in My Heart (Boudleaux Bryant cover)
17. Rave On! (Sonny West cover)
18. Walk Like a Man (The Four Seasons cover)
19. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds cover)
20. Sea Cruise (Frankie Ford cover)
21. You Can't Sit Down (Dee Clark cover)
22. Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran cover)
23. Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman cover)
24. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet (The Reflections cover)
25. Promised Land (Chuck Berry cover)
26. In the Still of the Night (The Five Satins cover)
27. Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay (Danny & the Juniors cover)

The Whitesidewalls are:

Bill “Bobby Maestro” Spalding
Erik “Rocky Beaumont” Swenson
David “Swanee” Swanson
Pat “Hound Dog” Brown
Rusty Renault

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Tapers notes: Sound on this one is a little hollow, it's pretty much how it sounded at the concert as well. It's clear and free of any outside noise, but definitely lacks the warmth and full sound of other concerts I've recorded.

"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Chastity Brown, Falcon's Nest, River Falls, WI- 6/4/24

Chastity Brown
Falcon's Nest
River Falls, WI
June 4th, 2024


This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS292)

Lineage: Audience Recording using Zoom H2 internal mics > SD Card > PC > Mastered in Adobe Audition > Track splitting using CD Wave Editor > Compressed to FLAC Level 8 using dBpoweramp > Tagged with MP3 Tag

-Feel free to re-master, share freely anywhere else, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, please support the artist by buying/streaming their music, buying a ticket to a show or buying merch.

-Thanks as always to Chastity Brown for allowing me to record.

More pictures here: Link


https://chastitybrownmusic.com/

1. Intro
2. #41 (Dave Matthews Band cover)
3. Wonderment
4. Loving the Questions
5. Sing to the Walls
6. Wake Up
7. When You Were Mine (Prince cover)
8. Golden
9. Drive Slow
10. Outro

Chastity Brown- Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Kick Drum
Liz Draper- Upright Bass


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Tapers notes: This was originally supposed to be an outdoor show, but was moved inside due to rain earlier in the day and storms that were rolling in that night. Sound is great on this one, I was able to set up in the perfect spot and nobody around me.

"Got a mind to ramble, got a mind to roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m slow coming home"