Alright, I’m new here so let me introduce myself. My name is Andy Brey and I have a hobby. I like to record live music. Call me a taper, if you will. So, Mr. AIV and I hatched a crazy idea. We are going to embark on a collaborative effort here wherein I occasionally will “guest-post” some live music from around the Tampa Bay area. One caveat before we get started: with a live recording there will be a few gremlins here and there, so I make absolutely no claims with respect to perfection. After all, I am an amateur and also like to drink beer when I go to shows.

Have Gun, Will Travel
June 27, 2009 – Saturday
New World Brewery, Ybor City, Florida
Citrus Circuit Tour

Source: Peluso CEMC6 (stereo pair, x/y, cardiod caps) > H4

The Citrus Circuit tour rolled into town on this fine, hot Saturday night in Ybor. The other bands that played that night included Truckstop Coffee, The Takers and Lauris Vidal. I pulled a few songs from the HGWT set because I think this is a good representation of what they sound like live. Additionally, Mark at the New World does a great job with the sound. I recorded the show with a pair of Peluso CEMC6 cardiod capsules put up at the back of the room. For the posting here, I’ve converted to MP3 from hi-fidelity wavform files (this is just to save on bandwidth). There’s more to this set, but here are a few songs played from the Postcards album prior to its release and two classics.

1. Tuning/Banter
2. Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
3. Sons and Daughters
4. When We Were Kings
5. Salad Days
6. Come All Ye Sinners

I’ve got lots of other recordings that I hope to put up here to share with everyone. Maybe some Will Quinlan, Thomas Wynn or Lauris Vidal will be next. Let me know in the comments what you think. As always, please go out and support live, local music.


Autopsy IV: This post comes from a long time reader, Adam Fenwick. It’s nice to see a review of the Truckers. It’s been so long since they’ve come to the Tampa Bay area I’ve almost forgotten what THE ROCK SHOW is like. Hope y’all enjoy.

It had been more than a year since I last saw the best damn band on the planet, the Drive-By Truckers, live in concert, which is far too long. So, when my brothers girlfriend emailed me asking if I knew anyone interested in attending a DBT show at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Aug. 21, I immediately thought of myself.

So, I took a day off of work and made the four hour drive to Wilmington, N.C., to meet up with my brother and his girlfriend before driving the additional hour and a half to Myrtle Beach. The trip itself was nothing compared to the party that would ensue in the House of Blues.

We arrived just as Tift Merritt was starting up her set before the ROCK SHOW. I’ve heard some of her music before, but I can honestly say I was never very impressed with her, but she was certainly a good opening act that warmed up the crowd before the main event.

When the Truckers finally hit the stage after the half-hour lull between sets, the crowd was more then ready. They opened with The Great Car Dealer War and the ROCK SHOW was on.

One Of These Days? Check. Love Like This? Check. Lookout Mountain? Check.

At one point, Patterson calmly stopped the show and began to talk about the recently past Jim Dickinson, the father of Cody & Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars. He thanked Mr. Dickinson for all of his efforts through the years and dedicated “Let There Be Rock” to the legendary pianist.

In addition to all the regular DBT staples, like Road Cases (with extended intro), Heathens and Women Without Whiskey, a few new ones were pulled out. Shonna sang what had to be a new song since I’ve never heard it before and there was at least one other song, sung by Patterson or Cooley, that I wasn’t familiar with either. New material they are testing out perhaps?

As the show moved forward the band pulled out all the stops, including a booming cover of Neil Young‘s “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” that had the crowd in an absolute craze. In fact, the crowd may have been a bit too crazy, because for the second-straight time at a DBT show, a fight broke out right in front of me. One guy, who had been asked to chill by security once already, was being escorted out by being pulled over the front guardrail when all hell broke loose.

Two guys got to shoving and throwing punches and my brothers girlfriend was nearly thrown to the ground in the confusion (which didn’t sit well with him at all). But, just as he always does, Patterson took the incident in stride by saying as the hooligans were escorted out by security: “That’s what you get for trying to fuck up our rock show!”

Oh, and least I forget, one guy got on stage but was promptly ripped in half by two security guards. Ahh…what a fun night at the ROCK SHOW.

Anyway, the band closed with an amazing version of “Angels and Fuselage” which I’ve never heard live before. As the song wound down each member of the band, starting with Patterson, simply put their instrument down, waved to the crowd and exited the stage. It was a classy ending to a great ROCK SHOW.

Drive-By Truckers – Let There Be Rock
Drive-By Truckers – The Living Bubba
Drive-By Truckers – Perfect Timing

The songs are off the Truckers latest album, Live From Austin, Texas (9b write up) which can be purchased here.