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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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Elephant Revival -  May 20 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO...


Posted and updated by: Chuck Miller May 21, 2018

Nederland, Colorado ensemble Elephant Revival played what may be their last show together at Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night. Hopefully it will only be a hiatus as it was announced on their web site. Fiddle player/vocalist Bridget Law and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Sage Cook who both left the group over the years came back to join the band for the poignant set.

It rained throughout the opening sets by Hiss Golden Messenger and Blind Pilot. But, thankfully the rain stopped and didn't return for Elephant Revival's triumphant, crowd pleasing performance.

After impassioned speeches by Amy Ansari from Wildlands Restoration Vounteers and Jessica Goad from Denver Conservation, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper spoke about keeping public lands public, keeping Colorado air clean, preserving clean water before introducing the band.

Highlights for me included seeing Bridget Law walk out with the band with fiddle in hand to start the performance at 8:40 PM. She has such a graceful presence on stage. I can't imagine an Elephant Revival show without her extraordinary playing and singing. I also enjoyed hearing "Sea Monster" sung by Charlie Rose, the Pink Floyd cover "Have A Cigar," and the Elephant Revival original "Raven Song."

Though we heard rumors Sage Cook was going to join them it was still great seeing him play and sing with the band again. I got chills hearing Cook and Bonnie Paine sing "Go On" together once more. Enion Pelta-Tiller also played violin and provided backing vocals for a lot of the second half of the show.

Toward the end of the night the band and members of the audience sang "Happy Birthday To You" to Paine before launching into a spectacular version of "With A Little Help From My Friends" with members of all the bands that played throughout the night.

The band finished the show with a three song encore that concluded with "Grace Of A Woman" and "Rogue River."

I left feeling very good, but a bit sad as I really hope they do play together as a band again.

Of course I made a recording and took some photos. The photos are up. I have more work to do on the recording and will post it as soon as I can. The links are below.

  Elephant Revival ~ 2018-05-20 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Elephant Revival - 2018-05-20




Fare You Well John Perry Barlow...


Posted and updated by: Chuck Miller February 26, 2018

John Parry Barlow (70), lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a founding member of the Electric Frontier Foundation and the Freedom of the Press Foundation died on February 7.

He wrote lyrics primarily with Bob Weir on some of the Grateful Dead's best songs, including "Cassidy," "Estimated Prophet" and "Throwing Stones."

I never met him, but the people I know who did all agree that he was a great, down to earth guy who was very easy and fun to speak with.

There are several great tributes to him online. They include:

5 Lessons that John Barlow Taught the World

A Tribute to John Barlow

Sean Ono Lennon's tribute to late Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow

We forgot about the time: Fare thee well, John Perry Barlow

If you have a good tribute link to add, please contact me and I'll include it here.



Railroad Earth at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado on December 29...


Posted and updated by: Chuck Miller January 4, 2018

The last time I saw Railroad Earth was at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2009. They opened for the Allman Brothers Band, and they played a great set. This time, they headlined at the Fox Theatre in Boulder for two sets, and they gave another great performance.

The band took the stage right at 9 PM. The first set started with "Mission Man" which got the sold out theatre full of RRE fans (hobos) involved early. "Saddle of the Sun" and "Old Man and the Land" were mid-set highlights along with the set closer "Seven Story Mountain," which is one of my favorites.

It always sounds so nice in the Fox Theatre. The 625 person capacity theatre has a great live music vibe. The first notes of "Bird in A House" to start the second set were so sweet. By then, the sound was dialed in, and the band delivered a crowd-pleasing second set.

I was a bit surprised to hear the band get fairly dissonant and spacey during "Warhead Boogie" the twelfth song in the second set. Not a bad thing -- some of my favorite bands take their music out to the edge, but it was my first time hearing that from RRE. Out of that controlled chaos came a beautiful version of Tom Petty's "Wildflowers" to close the set. The hobos and I loved it. The encore "Bringin' My Baby Back Home" perfectly capped a wonderful night of progressive bluegrass music on the hill in Boulder, CO.

I made an audience audio recording and took some photos. The photos and recording can be accessed by following the links below.

  Railroad Earth ~ 2017-12-29 - Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO

  Railroad Earth - 2017-12-29




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