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Trigger Hippy: June 5, 2015 Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 19, 2015
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If God was one of us here at Mountain Jam, he probably would’ve staved off the torrential rain that started falling just after this set by supergroup Trigger Hippy, which features Joan Osborne, Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, session guitarist Tom Bukovac, singer/songwriter and Black Crowes guitarist Jackie Greene and bassist Nick Govrik. The band’s sound is about what you’d expect from this combination of players — Crowes-style bluesy rock that replaces the tenor twang of Chris Robinson with Osborne, packed around some dense riffage. Along with some of the band’s originals, they played some of the day’s more interesting covers (that is to say, not just extremely popular 70s rock hits). In this case, we got Aretha Franklin and Albert Collins tunes, both of which suggest the influences that led to this band. With each artist having a complimentary background and style, this supergroup may not quite be more than the sum of its parts, but the sum of these parts was more than enough to make Trigger Hippy a worthwhile addition to this year’s Mountain Jam lineup.

I recorded this set from an optimal spot next to the soundboard cage with MBHO microphones. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete set: [MP3] | [FLAC]

Stream the complete set:

Trigger Hippy
2015-06-05
Mountain Jam
East Stage
Hunter, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N>MBP603>Roland R-26>16bit/44.1kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (fades, amplify)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time ]
01 [intro]
02 Turpentine
03 Dry County
04 Snatchin’ It Back [Albert Collins]
05 Heartache On the Line
06 When the Battle is Over [Aretha Franklin]
07 Ain’t Persuaded Yet
08 Rise Up Singing
09 Tennessee Mud

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood: June 8, 2014 Mountain Jam X (Hunter, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

July 1, 2014
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[Images from the Mountain Jam Website]

While the latest breakup/hiatus of the always-volatile Black Crowes may have chagrinned the band’s fans, one thing it brought back to the forefront were the separate efforts of its dynamic duo, the brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, who are each out on the road supporting their own material. For his part, Chris seemed more than comfortable as the sole bandleader with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood here at Mountain Jam. If I’m being honest, his distinct voice has always been what I saw as the Crowes’ secret sauce, distinguishing them from other retro-minded acts, and Robinson’s own songs stood up well next to he and his brother’s combined catalog. Robinson also couldn’t resist sharing a little Crowes goodness, throwing “I Ain’t Hiding” into the mix along with a great cover of Dylan’s “Crash On the Levee (Down In the Flood)”. The mellow vibes laid down on this final day of the Jam nicely complemented the sounds to come from Sean Ono Lennon’s the GOASTT (that recording here), Lucius (that one here), and of course, the festival’s ultimate headliner, the Allman Brothers.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones into a nice and warm custom Aerco preamp. Though there are the usual minor issues caused by wind and distance, the sound quality is overall excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Crash On the Levee (Down In the Flood)” [Bob Dylan]

Stream “Rosalee”

Download the Complete Show [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood
2014-06-08
Mountain Jam X (East Stage)
Hunter, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (Right of SBD, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:08:15]
01 Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go [Hank Ballard and The Midnighters]
02 Shore Power
03 Beggar’s Moon
04 Clear Blue Sky & the Good Doctor
05 Crash On the Levee (Down In the Flood) [Bob Dylan]
06 Vibration & Light Suite
07 I Ain’t Hiding [Black Crowes]
08 Rosalee

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The Black Crowes: October 26, 2013 Terminal 5 – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 30, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

That this two-hour show counts as a “short set” by Black Crowes standards says a lot about the generosity of this band. For their twenty-plus-year career, the Robinson brothers and their bandmates have gone out there and given it their all, even when their personal issues clouded the situation offstage. Even if these were the band’s “last area shows” for this year and next (according to them) I’d say it’s a certainty they’ll be back at it in 2015. This band wouldn’t still be around if these guys didn’t love to play.

If the acoustic set we recorded last week was a bit longer, it also had a more languid pace than this all-business run-through that included more than its fair share of guitar pyrotechnics and uncommonly played offerings, but very little in the way of tuning pauses or stage banter. Even if the Led Zeppelin cover “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do” signaled a night that ended a bit too soon, nobody was denying how pumped they were to hear it. Similarly, the band’s cover of Stephen Stills’ “Isn’t It About Time?” had the entirety of Terminal 5 rocking. So did the one-two combo of “Hard To Handle” directly into Deep Purple’s “Hush” and a searing rendition of “Exit” from The Tall Sessions, among other moments that put this show up there with any Crowes gig I’ve seen.

So don’t worry — if you missed them at any of the numerous NYC dates they just played, expect them to be back. Until then, these fine captures should tide you over.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK41 supercardiod microphones in a tight configuration from our usual spot in the venue. Johnny Fried Chicken Boy was next to me with his Milab VM-44 Links. Both recordings are on offer here and both are excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Hard to Handle>Hush”

Stream “Black Moon Creeping”

Download acidjack’s Schoeps MK41 source: [MP3] | [FLAC (16/44.1)] | [FLAC (24/48)]
(Users intending to burn to disc should download the 16bit, 44.1kHz FLAC files. 24bit/48kHz FLAC files cannot be burned to CD)

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acidjack’s source:

The Black Crowes
2013-10-26
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41 (PAS)>KCY>tinybox v2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter, stereo imaging)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:54:02]
01 Under A Mountain
02 Gone
03 Exit
04 No Use Lying
05 Black Moon Creeping
06 Virtue & Vice
07 Sister Luck
08 Thorn In My Pride
09 Nonfiction
10 Isn’t It About Time [Stephen Stills]
11 Soul Singing
12 Sting Me >
13 Twice As Hard
14 Hard To Handle [Otis Redding] >Hush [Deep Purple]
15 [encore break]
16 Wee Who See The Deep
17 Hey Hey What Can I Do [Led Zeppelin]

JFCB’s source:

The Black Crowes
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Terminal 5
New York, NY, USA

Source: AUD > 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 SBEs, FLAC conversion) > FLAC (level 8)
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Premiere download offered at: http://www.nyctaper.com/

SETLIST:
01. Under a Mountain
02. Gone
03. Exit
04. No Use Lying
05. Black Moon Creeping
06. Virtue and Vice
07. Sister Luck
08. -Jam-
09. Thorn in My Pride
10. Nonfiction
11. Isn’t It About Time [Stephen Stills / Manassas]
12. Soul Singing
13. Sting Me
14. Twice As Hard
15. Hard to Handle [Otis Redding / Al Bell / Allen Jones] > Hush [Billy Joe Royal / Deep Purple] > Hard to Handle
16. [encore break]
17. Wee Who See the Deep
18. Hey Hey What Can I Do [Led Zeppelin]
———————-
Total time: 1:53:32

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The Black Crowes: October 19, 2013 The Capitol Theatre – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Songs (Two Sources)

October 24, 2013
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[Photos from the 10/21 show courtesy of Joe Madonna.]

If there are two things that can be said about The Black Crowes’ live shows it’s that they’re consistent and damn good.  Being a fan since their first album, I can attest to having seen more than my fair share of BC concerts that have stuck in my memory and been added to my personal “best of” list.  Their acoustic shows, however, have been few and far between and I relish them like the rare fruits they are.  In addition to hearing old favorites in new arrangements that translate beautifully from the electric counterparts, I’ve noticed that the gents seem to take more risks and extend their collective reach a bit when playing these “unplugged” gigs.  The recent four-date run at The Capitol Theatre was certainly no exception.  With their vast catalog of original tracks and mining some deep and obscure material from the likes of Crazy Horse, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Pink Floyd, there were distinct surprises to be had on this evening.  The band itself had also expanded with performers Larry Campbell, Sam Bush and Joe Russo joining the group for the night, as well as Neal Casal and John Fullbright jumping in for the encore.  Between the added instrumentation, new songs and solid chops on display, the Crowes continue to be a potent live experience.

Set up in the taper’s section behind the soundboard at The Capitol Theatre, we were able to pull great recordings, albeit with a little more crowd noise than we like during some of the quieter songs.  As a result, we are offering both of our excellent quality sources for download: my Milab VM-44 Link cardioids and acidjack’s Schoeps MK41 supercardioids paired with his warm Aerco MP-2 preamp.  Enjoy!

The Black Crowes will be playing a series of electric shows at Terminal 5 beginning tonight.  We will be recording at least one of them and posting it next week.

Stream “Torn and Frayed” (Milab VM-44 Link source):

Stream “Wiser Time” (Schoeps MK41 source):

Milab VM-44 Link source
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

Schoeps MK41 source
Direct download of the complete show in MP3 [HERE]
Direct download of the complete show in FLAC [HERE]

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The Black Crowes
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY, USA

Johnny’s source
Source: AUD > 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 )
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

acidjack’s source
Schoeps MK41 (BOB, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity (tracking, fades, amplify, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded and produced by acidjack

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:15:53]
01. [intro]
02. Torn and Frayed  [The Rolling Stones]
03. Downtown Money Waster
04. Good Friday
05. [tuning]
06. I Don’t Want to Talk About It  [Danny Whitten / Crazy Horse]
07. Fork in the River
08. [tuning]
09. So Many Times  [Chris Hillman / Stephen Stills]
10. Just An Old Hobo
11. There’s Gold in Them Hills
12. Wiser Time
13. [intros / banter]
14. The Gnome  [Pink Floyd]
15. Chapter 24  [Pink Floyd]
16. She Talks to Angels
17. [tuning]
18. Appaloosa
19. Milk Cow Blues  [Kokomo Arnold]
20. Lost and Found
21. Like a Tumbleweed in Eden
22. [tuning]
23. The Last Place That Love Lives
24. Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)  [Bob Dylan]
25. Soul Singing
26. [encore break / banter]
27. Hot Burrito #1  [The Flying Burrito Brothers]
28. Hot Burrito #2  [The Flying Burrito Brothers]
29. [tuning]
30. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  [The Band]

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The Black Crowes: April 6, 2013 Terminal 5 – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 9, 2013
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[Photos by acidjack]

The Black Crowes have never been critical darlings. From the beginning of their career in 1989, they were pilloried as too self-consciously “retro” — warmed-over by-the-numbers ’70s rock, at best, coupled with a love of self-indulgent jamming that sent Right Thinking Rock Critics (even ones who work for Maxim) running for the hills.

But while critics were busy dissing the band as weak imitators, fans were having none of it, buying tons of albums, packing their shows, and sending their videos (remember those?) into non-stop rotation on MTV. Was it a case of critics being smart and the masses being dumb? That can be the case, sometimes — plenty of bands that suck have huge followings. Still, it’s hard — for me, at least — to hear Chris Robinson belting out “She Talks To Angels”, or hear the opening chords of “Thorn In My Pride” and not think that maybe the Crowes can be declared fully “classic rock” — without the quotation marks.

The love for the band was on display for two weekend nights of very, very sold out shows at Terminal 5 last week, as the Crowes returned to the stage after their second hiatus. For this show, there was barely an inch to move on any of the venue’s three floors as multiple generations of fans came out to watch the band turn T5 into a Saturday night rager. Compared to recent past tours, this set focused more on their first two and best albums, Shake Your Money Maker and The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.   Having last seen the band myself quite a while ago, I didn’t know what to expect. By a couple minutes in to the opening number, “Twice As Hard”, I knew the intervening years — filled with strife between the frequently-feuding Robinson brothers, as well as musical up and downs — hadn’t taken the vitality of this band down a tick. The band delivered some of the highest-energy songs — “Hard To Handle”, “Feelin’ Alright” and “Remedy” among them — early, before settling in for an acoustic interlude (with “She Talks To Angels”, of course) that led into a full-on thirteen-minute “Thorn in My Pride”, which proved to be only the second-longest jam of the night after the band closed out the main set with a seventeen-minute “Wiser Time” filled with twists and turns. The show ended on a mellow note with a cover of Ry Cooder’s “Boomer’s Story” followed by thunderous applause — the kind earned by hard work, not critical acclaim.

We are offering two separate recordings of this set — first, one with Schoeps MK41 supercardiod mics, as well as a second with MBHO KA200N cardiods, pointed in a tight pattern at the speaker stacks. Give both a listen and see which you prefer — or feel free, of course, to download both. Enjoy!

Stream “Thorn In My Pride” (Schoeps source)

Stream “Boomer’s Story [Ry Cooder] (MBHO source)

Direct Download of the Entire Show:
Schoeps source [MP3] | [FLAC]
MBHO source [MP3] | [FLAC]

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The Black Crowes
2013-04-06
Terminal 5
New York, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by hi and lo and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41 (Balcony, DFC, DINa)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS5.5 (combine tracks, set fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, retro exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 2:17:41]
01 Twice As Hard
02 Good Morning Captain
03 Feelin’ Alright [Traffic]
04 Remedy
05 Sister Luck
06 She Gave Good Sunflower
07 Another Roadside Tragedy
08 She Talks to Angels
09 [banter1]
10 Whoa Mule
11 Thorn in My Pride
12 Title Song
13 Soul Singing
14 Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution
15 Wiser Time
16 [encore break]
17 Descending
18 Mellow Down Easy [Willie Dixon]
19 Boomer’s Story

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