Thursday, September 7, 2023

Hardwood Groove, Muskie Days, Nevis, MN- 7/21/23

Hardwood Groove
Muskie Days
Nevis, MN
July 21st, 2023

This is a "Midwest Sounds" recording (MWS242)

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 to Hardwood Groove for allowing me to record.

More pictures here: Link

1. Blue Sky (The Allman Brothers Band cover) > Break of Day (The Big Wu cover)
2. Sweet Sue
3. Heir to the Throne
4. Blue Collar Blues
5. The Steed You Need
6. Here and Gone
7. Lawyers, Guns and Money (Warren Zevon cover)
8. Light Up or Leave Me Alone (Traffic cover)
9. Every 1's a Winner (Hot Chocolate cover)
10. Miss Lou
11. Them Changes (Buddy Miles cover)
12. Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead cover)
13. Fearless (Pink Floyd cover)

Jake Seelye- Vocals, Guitar
Dan Thornby- Vocals, Guitar
Pat Lenertz- Vocals, Guitar
Keith Thornby- Keyboard, Saxophone
Dustin "Duster" Ellingson- Bass
Russell Pfaff- Drums (AUD) / (MATRIX)

Hardwood Groove is rooted in Detroit Lakes, MN with three members living in the FM area. Their music style ranges from bluegrass and folk to jazz and rock. Their forte is original music with an improvisational twist. This band of Midwest jammers take inspiration from a myriad of genres. Funk, rock, blues, Americana, and others combine into an electrified show with a focus on improvisation. Sweet harmonies will open your heart while dueling guitars, wailing sax, and a tight rhythm section will have you grooving all night.

Tapers notes: Set 4/10 from Muskie Days 2023. This is an audience recording only. The Muskie Days sound guy sent me SBD recordings of all the sets, but unfortunately this set was an .MP3 file. I have reached out to him to see if I can get a .WAV file, but have mixed the .MP3 file and my audience recording in the meantime and posted it to in Community Audio if anyone is interested. The link can be found above. 
The band did send me a .WAV of their SBD recording, but it started late in to the show, and I didn't feel having a MATRIX that was missing that much of the SBD portion was worth mixing. That being said, this is a pretty good recording, the crowd was a little, ahem, altered, by this point (show started at 11pm), but for the most part, this is a pretty quiet recording in terms of crowd chatter. Really good setlist, the highlight for me was the 4+ minute sax solo on the last track. I never thought of the sax as an instrument I would enjoy a long solo of, but Keith Thornby killed it, really cool stuff.

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

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