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Welcome to my live music recording information site and blog. Recording live music performances is my passion. Here you will find links to live music recordings and information about recording live music. You'll also find some DIY projects, reviews of concerts and albums, as well as concert posters, art and photographs and links to some of the recordings I've made of bands over the years.

Most of the recordings I make are with a stereo pair of microphones located in the audience section of the venue. I don't record bands covertly. Every recording I share here was made with the permission of the band and is available for free download or streaming. I follow the concert tapers code of conduct which means the bands allow me to record their live performances as long as I don't profit from it and I share the recordings freely.

 

 

 

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Live Music Archive

 

 

Live concert databases

  db.etree.org - All bands

  DeadBase - Grateful Dead

  Everyday Companion - Widespread  . ..Panic

  Furthur - Furthur

  Genesis Movement - Genesis

  Lets All Ride Together - Tea Leaf ..Green

  moe.Links - moe.

  MULEbase - Gov't Mule

  OtherOnes.net - The Dead

  OtherOnes.net - Furthur

  OtherOnes.net - The Other Ones

  Phantasy Tour - jam bands

  phishhook - Phish

  Phish.net - Phish

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  Setlist.fm - All bands

  Tea Leaf Green - Tea Leaf Green

  The Setlist Program - Grateful Dead

  U2 Setlist Archive - U2

  Yes Shows - Yes

 

 

Please note:

The Quick links are provided for reference use only.

My inclusion or omission of any band, venue, calendar, equipment manufacturer, web site etc... does not constitute endorsement or lack of endorsement.

I don't accept payment of any kind for any of the links I have listed.

 

 

 

 
Wendy Woo (solo) at the Tri-Lakes Center For the Arts in Palmer Lake, CO...

 

Posted and updated by: Chuck Miller February 11, 2017

 

Wendy's husband, Charles Snyder invited me up to Palmer Lake to record Wendy Woo playing a solo show at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts on Friday February 10. I hadn't seen Wendy play a solo show, so I was excited to have the opportunity.

 

The way the audience was seated made it impossible for me to put a microphone stand in the audience, so I set up a pair of mics on stage and recorded the soundboard feed.  

 

After a lengthy introduction, Wendy started her first set at 7:10 PM with "Angels Laughing" from her 2004 Walking the Skyline album. The venue was close to capacity, the sound was loud and clear and Wendy played a great focused set of songs that spanned her entire career as a songwriter. The set also included some great covers, including The Beatles "Blackbird" Bill Withers "Use Me" and a cover of Sublime's "What I Got" for the last song of the night.

 

It was a bit of a challenge to give the recording the ambience I usually get with the microphones in the audience, but I recorded both sets and took some photos which can be found by following the links below.

 

  Wendy Woo (solo) ~ 2017-02-10 The Tri-Lakes Center For the Arts, Palmer Lake, CO

 

  Wendy Woo (solo) - 2017-02-10

 

 

 

 

The Samples and the Wendy Woo Band at the Oriental Theatre, Denver, CO...

 

Posted and updated by: Chuck Miller January 24, 2017

 

It was great to see two of Colorado's bests rock bands play at The Oriental Theater on Saturday, January 21. This was the first show I recorded in 2017 and it was a good one.

 

The Wendy Woo Band took the stage at a little after 9 PM. They opened the hour long set with the title song from their most recent album, Tipping Point. The sound was crisp and clean. The band played like it it was their last gig on earth. It was by far, the best Wendy Woo Band show I've seen and I've seen a lot of them. They had the packed and festive crowd engaged for every song.

 

"Gonna Wear Red (Before It Gets Better)" was great. "Down and Dirty" followed by "Honey Bee" sung by Jimmy Lange were also highlights.

 

The Samples started their set a little after 10:20 PM. The opening notes of the first song "Nature" were blissful. Sean Kelley's voice was strong and made me think of the first time I saw the Samples at Manhattan's in Colorado Springs in 1997.

 

I love Sean Kelly and The Samples and have seen them many times, but I still miss the original line-up and the new members don't play the same parts I'm accustom to hearing. But, It was still a great show! The song selections covered most of the band's best old and new repertoire and the audience stayed up close on the dance floor and cheered after every song. Sean played a couple of songs solo on acoustic guitar late in the set which got people chatting. People in the audience near me were loud enough that I found it hard to hear those acoustic songs. But, overall it was a great night of music at the Oriental Theater on a typically cool January night in Denver. "Fukushima" and "Weight Of the World" were highlights for me. They came back for a nice encore of "When It's Raining" which was great to hear.

 

I'd like to thank venue co-owner and The Samples bass player Andy Bercaw plus Oriental Theater's production manager Garrett Carlin and both bands for granting me the access to record the show. You can easily hear how great it sounded there when listen to the recording.

 

I'm quite pleased with the way the recordings came out. The recordings and photos are available by following the links below.

 

  The Samples ~ 2017-01-21 Oriental Theater, Morrison, CO

  Wendy Woo Band ~ 2017-01-21 Oriental Theater, Morrison, CO

 

  The Samples - 2017-01-21

  Wendy Woo Band - 2017-01-21

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year to all and my hope for 2017...

 

Posted and updated by: Chuck Miller January 2, 2017

 

 

I spent New Year's Eve 2016 at home watching a live web cast of Joe Russo's Almost Dead performing at the Capital Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Joe Russo who was the drummer for the Grateful Dead spin-off Furthur has put together a great band that covers Grateful Dead inspired music.

 

The last couple of years I got out to record the Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven shows at the Soiled Dove in Denver, but this year I decided to stay home. The web cast on Saturday night was very enjoyable, though didn't match the excitement of being at a live concert.

 

I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I am hoping to see, hear and record more live music in 2017. I have tickets to see The Samples and Wendy Woo Band at the Oriental Theatre in Denver this month. That should be a great show. As usual, I'll blog about that show and any others I'm lucky enough to see this year. Stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

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