Back in July acidjack and I had the opportunity to catch Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers at the Bell House on what was the first leg of a tour to support the new album, ‘Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance‘. To put it succinctly, they floored us and it was unanimously decided that we were looking forward to their return to the NYC area. I won’t even begin to match the superlative review that acidjack wrote for that show as he hit the nail squarely on the head with it and perfectly articulated Patterson’s strengths as a great songwriter and how good the experience was. I will tell you that this same top-notch group of musicians definitely sounded a shade tighter and a little more comfortable with more gigs under their collective belt. And with the addition of multi-instrumentalists Claire and Page Campbell from opening band Hope For Agoldensummer joining the fellas on stage, they fleshed out new layers and depth from these cuts. As a storyteller, Hood’s tales and songs sounded just as detailed and intimate as they had two months previous. With most of the new disc represented this night, he also pulled out some of his older material as well as dusting off a handful of Drive-By Truckers favorites. And once again, by the time the band parted from the stage, this appreciative audience felt like we had spent the evening with a good buddy.
Flying microphones from our usual spot in the balcony, we were also granted a board feed from Bowery Ballroom’s house engineer par excellence, Kenny, and he had the sound beautifully dialed in. The result is a great recording of this concert. We hope you like what you hear as much as we did. Enjoy!
Special thanks to Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers for making this recording possible, and to Kieran, Kenny and the staff at Bowery Ballroom for their courtesy and cooperation.
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Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers
Monday, September 17, 2012
New York, NY, USA
Source: SBD + Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Bowery Ballroom house engineer: Kenny
Recorded by: acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
[Total time: 1:54:39]
03. Leaving Time
04. Little Bonnie
05. Pride of the Yankees
06. Daddy Needs a Drink
08. Better Than The Truth
11. September Gurls [Big Star]
12. After The Damage
13. Uncle Disney
14. (untold pretties)
16. Pay No Attention to Alice [Tom T. Hall]
17. Betty Ford
18. Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
19. Come Back Little Star
20. Fifteen Days (Leaving Time Again)
21. [encore break / banter]
22. The Righteous Path
23. Better Off Without
26. A World of Hurt
27. Back of a Bible
28. Bulldozers and Dirt
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