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
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
04 Better Luck
05 Main Squeeze
07 Caleb Meyer
08 White Freightliner
09 Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
10 Fat Bottom Girls
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