Hot Buttered Rum are a 5-piece bluegrass (“newgrass”) band from the SF-Bay Area. They performed a 75-minute opening set for Tea Leaf Green at Highline Ballroom on Friday night. An opening set of such length could be seen as indulgent with some bands, but with Hot Buttered Rum the set was well-conceived, expertly performed and ultimately received full crowd support. The five musicians in this group are superb multi-talented craftsman whose approach to bluegrass is both faithful to the genre and also offers a new approach to traditional Americana music.
We were given the taper guest list spot for this show by Hot Buttered Rum, and offer our sincere gratitude to the band and Josh. We set up in the perfect location, clamped to the railing of the upper area (about 10 feet above the soundboard booth) at dead center. This location sits directly in between the main PA speakers and the auxiliary PA for the upper seating area. We arranged the microphones at 110 degrees, which captured output from all four speakers and gives this recording almost a “surround” feel. Please enjoy this excellent recording of an outstanding performance!
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Hot Buttered Rum
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Dead Center
Neumann KM-150â€™s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced
[total time 1:17:48]
01 Busted In Utah
02 Lighten Up Your Load
04 Golden Days
05 Song In A Can
06 Beneath The Blossoms
07 Evolution > Molly Put The Kettle On > Evolution
08 Desert Rat
09 Angeline The Baker > Cindy
10 Queen Elizabeth
11 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Dylan)
12 Summertime Gal
**Tracks 11 and 12 with Trevor Garrod from
Tea Leaf Green on keyboards/vocals