Ryley Walker: December 14, 2018 Baby’s All Right

December 16, 2018
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Ryley Walker has become something of a Renaissance man in 2018, with his highly-lauded album Deafman Glance, a full-album cover of an unreleased Dave Matthews Band LP, his endlessly entertaining Twitter account, and an ongoing series of Vice articles where Ryley’s just being Ryley. Listen to some of his between song banter and it’s clear Walker loves music and knows how to engage an audience. Yet for all his extracurricular antics, the tunes are nothing if not sincere.

Somewhat surprisingly given it’s high level of publicity, Walker and band are not touring Dave Matthews tunes, but instead continue touring this year’s excellent Deafman Glance—Walker’s best album yet. Especially great here is their rendition of “Spoil With the Rest” and a pair of tunes with trumpeter Jaimie Branch, “22 Days” and “Funny Thing She Said.”

I recorded this with a pair of MBHO cardioid mics on stage in stereo DIN configuration, combined with a soundboard feed courtesy of the Baby’s crew, Dan and Jesse. The sound is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Ryley Walker
2018-12-14
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

Soundboard (engineers: Dan & Jesse) + MBHO KA200N/603A (on stage, DFC, DIN) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (mixdown, compression, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks: [1:09:03]

01. [intro]
02. Telluride Speed
03. [who loves live music]
04. The Halfwit in Me
05. [capo jokes]
06. Spoil With the Rest
07. [banter]
08. 22 Days
09. [band intros]
10. Funny Thing She Said
11. [thanks]
12. The Roundabout

Ryley Walker: guitar, vocals
Brian Sulpizio: guitar
Andrew Young: bass
Ryan Jewell: drums
Jaimie Branch: trumpet on tracks 8 and 10

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7 Responses to Ryley Walker: December 14, 2018 Baby’s All Right

  1. dave
    December 17, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Thanks for this! This lineup of the band is exceptional. You’re doing great work, NYCTaper. Happy Holidays.

  2. Shawn
    December 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you!

  3. Tony Aiken
    December 17, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks so much!

  4. December 19, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Great show, great sound, great taping!

  5. cb
    December 23, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you for this! Did you happen to get Mute Duo’s set also?

  6. EricPH
    December 24, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I did. Lemme see if I can get in touch with them for permission.

  7. Tim Bugbee
    December 28, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Eric, thanks for this!

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