Shakey Graves: June 6, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 6, 2015
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[Photos by Jill Harrison]

Alejandro Rose-Garcia, lately of Austin, seems poised for bigger stages these days as his Shakey Graves project starts to take off on the wings of its Nashville connections and blues-rock influences. Graves pulled down a sizable crowd for this set at Mountain Jam, and made the very most of it, giving a muscular full-band performance that threatened to overwhelm his latest album, And the War Came, to task. Where that album’s highlights come mostly from his collaborations with Esme Patterson — particularly on “Dearly Departed,” Shakey Graves proved that what he really needed all along was more electric guitar and a drummer who’d really hit the skins. “Family and Genus,” in particular, barely felt like the same song, with some serious soloing and the vocals to go with it. Similarly, Rose-Garcia was a natural with the crowd, sharing a confessional tale and a solid message (always be there for your friends) before launching into the new song “Tomorrow.” There was at least one other new song on offer here, along with several that don’t appear on And the War Came, but what struck me, again and again, was how much more alive this music seems in the live setting, and how much Rose-Garcia benefits from the more “full-band” sound. He would go on to play Bonnaroo a few days after this, and I have no doubt he earned a similarly large following there.

hi and lo and I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4 microphones and a high-end Sonosax analog preamp. There is some evident wind noise at points, but for an outdoor recording in these conditions, the sound quality is quite good. Enjoy!

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Shakey Graves
Mountain Jam, West Stage
Hunter, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4>CMC6>Sonosax SX-M2>Roland R-26>16bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (compression)>Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 58:07]
01 If Not For You (alt version)
02 The Perfect Parts>
03 Family and Genus
04 Tomorrow
05 Proper Fence
06 Roll the Bones
07 If Not For You
08 [unknown]
09 Where A Boy Once Stood
10 Dearly Departed
11 Late July

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Shakey Graves, visit his website, and buy And the War Came there.

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