Union Street Preservation Society: July 13, 2012 Highline Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

July 17, 2012

One doesn’t necessarily think first of Brooklyn New York when considering hotbeds for bluegrass music. But the Union Street Preservation Society have been practicing their craft locally and their hard work has paid off. On Friday night, the band was selected to open for the nationally prominent Greensky Bluegrass at Highline Ballroom. USPS took the opportunity of a high profile gig and ran with it. Their forty minute set was a tight and entertaining run through their repertoire of rootsy folk and bluegrass and featured proficient playing and stagecraft. We’re streaming the old folk number “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad”, perhaps most famously performed by the Grateful Dead, but a song that has roots as deep as the music that inspires USPS.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Greensky set, but this recording as a slight buzz/hum caused perhaps by an instrument on stage. With the caveat, enjoy what is otherwise and excellent capture.

This Recording is now available to Stream and Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Union Street Preservation Society
Highline Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-07-17

[Total Time 37:25]
01 Duck River
02 [intros]
03 Monday
04 Better Luck
05 Main Squeeze
06 Cookin
07 Caleb Meyer
08 White Freightliner
09 Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
10 Fat Bottom Girls

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Union Street Preservation Society, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Support nyctaper


nyctaper.com is a live music blog that offers a new paradigm of music distribution on the web. The recordings are offered for free on this site as are the music posts, reviews and links to artist sites. All recordings are posted with artist permission or artists with an existing pro-taping policy.

All recordings and original content posted on this site are @nyctaper.com as live recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 106, et. seq. Redistribution of nyctaper recordings without consent of nyctaper.com is strictly prohibited.

nyctaper.com hereby waives all copyright claims to any and all recordings posted on this site to THE PERFORMERS ONLY. If any artist posted on this site requests that recordings be removed, those recordings will be removed forthwith.