[photo courtesy of tapermark]
Alela Diane’s set opening for Blitzen Trapper on Friday night was a revelation. We were familiar with her fine songs only so far as are featured on her MySpace page. What became clear on Friday was that this young woman has an incredible range of vocal talents and has put together an excellent band to compliment her. What is more wonderful is that her father is the lead guitar and mandolin player whose melodic fret work drives the band. Alela mentioned that this night was her father’s first trip to NYC, and one can only imagine the pride and joy as he accompanied his daughter to the big city for this show. The set included seven tracks from her new album To Be Still released just ten days earlier, and one stunningly executed Fleetwood Mac cover. Alela promised she would be back in NYC soon with a longer set, and we are sure to be there.
This recording was captured from the identical location as the Blitzen Trapper set and the sound is outstanding. Enjoy!
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail
Next to Soundboard
Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced
[Total Time 36:53]
01 Dry Grass & Shadows
02 White As Diamonds
03 The Alder Trees
04 To Be Still
05 The Ocean
06 Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac)
07 Every Path
08 My Brambles
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Alela Diane, visit her website, visit her MySpace page, and purchase her new release To Be Still directly from Beggars Group/Rough Trade [HERE].