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Julia Weldon: October 17, 2013 NYCTaper CMJ at Cake Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 20, 2013
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

We have made no secret of the fact that we believe that Julia Weldon is destined for great things. We’ve recorded her twice previously this year, including the CD release party for her new album Light Is A Ghost, and each time we became more convinced of the inevitably of her musical upward mobility. Julia was an obvious choice for our NYCTaper CMJ Day Party at Cake Shop this year, and we were so pleased when she accepted our invite. And despite the afternoon set time, a good chunk of her fans managed to see this outstanding performer again impress with a set of her country-tinged indie folk. The week of this show, Julia’s new video for the song “Careful In The Dark” was premiered by the Village Voice, and her performance of that song at this show was particularly strong. We’re streaming it below. Julia Weldon has scheduled a series of upcoming shows, including this Friday at Wellesley College and Sunday night in a solo opening slot at the Knitting Factory.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the previous CMJ Cake Shop recordings and the sound quality is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Careful In The Dark”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Julia Weldon
2013-10-17
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
Cake Shop
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 36:16]
01 All I Gave Her
02 Meadow
03 Went To My Woman
04 Icarus
05 Careful In The Dark
06 [band introductions]
07 Marian
08 Everybody Says
09 Soon
10 Round Again

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Julia Weldon, visit her website, and purchase Light is a Ghost from the links at her website [HERE].

Julia Weldon: July 19, 2013 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

July 27, 2013
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

The physical copies of Julia Weldon’s new CD Light is a Ghost arrived in her manager/brother’s office on the afternoon of her CD release show last Friday. This serendipitous bit of fortune carried over into the celebratory feeling of her show at the Knitting Factory that night and also allowed us to snag a copy for multiple plays over the weekend. The CD is really everything we could have hoped for from this tremendous artist. The material is well-paced and highlights her many talents — strong voice, deep sense of melody, insightful lyrics and a keen sense of humor. Whether its this CD or her next, Julia Weldon is an artist destined for big things, and we are fortunate to be able to hitch onto her ride early on. The show at the Knit was also a family affair. Besides her brother (and manager), both of Julia’s parents (thanks on the CD) were there for support. In her bio, Julia notes that she came out at 12, and while we’re not privy (nor should we be) to the details of her parent’s reaction, its safe these days to assume that they are completely supportive. This is perhaps why her music is almost “post-gay”, that is to say that her songs don’t focus or even really touch on the struggle with phobias and acceptance. The lyrics treat her sexuality unselfconsciously and as a matter-of-fact — and that’s both empowering and refreshing. At the Knit, Julia and her band worked through the complete album, with a bonus song as encore. We are streaming “Icarus”, which was perhaps the most fully realized performance on a night when each number shined throughout.

Julia Weldon is touring for a half dozen dates in the South and Midwest before returning to NYC in September.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mixed with an excellent board feed from house soundman Rob, and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Icarus”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

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Julia Weldon
2013-07-19
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2013-07-24

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:03:18]
01 Meadow
02 Went to My Woman
03 [banter – Zack Bruce]
04 Icarus
05 Careful in the Dark
06 [banter – thanks]
07 You Never Know
08 All I Gave Her
09 Marian
10 [band introductions]
11 Round Again
12 [banter – parents]
13 Soon
14 Miles
15 Same Games
16 [encore break]
17 All the Birds
18 [banter – CDs]
19 One of These Days

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Julia Weldon, visit her website, and purchase her music from the links at her website [HERE], including Light is a Ghost, due for online release on August 20.
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Julia Weldon: May 29, 2013 Rock Shop – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 4, 2013
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[screen shot from this video]

We receive hundreds of sample tracks every month, and I try to listen to all of them. Every once in a while there is an artist whose talent jumps out at me immediately. This was the case with Julia Weldon, whose recorded music is so impressive that we took a mid-week trip all the way out to Rock Shop just to be able to catch her live. There’s a great moment on this recording where a guy who wandered into the back room of Rock Shop mid-set spontaneously can be heard to say “she’s great” near the end of “Marian” streaming below. Julia is that kind of performer — whose talent is so obvious that a perfect stranger, likely in the venue to see another act, is compelled blurt out a superlative to no one in particular. Her set included some older numbers, but concentrated on her soon to be released new album, Light Is A Ghost. We are confident that with the new material and a consistent performing schedule, Julia will soon be playing in larger venues to much larger crowds, and eventually touring behind a prominent indie-label release. Such things are pretty easy to predict.

Julia Weldon will be playing at Knitting Factory on July 19, in a release show for a her new CD.

We recorded this set with the large diaphragm Neumann TLM-102 cards, which seemed to work well in this small room. Other than some non-optimal aspects of the mix, we’re pleased with the result. Enjoy!

Stream “Marian”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Julia Weldon
2013-05-29
The Rock Shop
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Audience Recording

Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-06-01

Setlist:
[Total Time 41:31]
01 Went to My Woman
02 [tuning-tech]
03 Meadow
04 Careful in the Dark
05 Icarus
06 [band introductions]
07 Marian
08 [banter solo]
09 Broken
10 [banter uke intro]
11 Give
12 Soon
13 All I Gave Her
14 Round Again

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Julia Weldon, visit her website, and purchase her music from the links at her website [HERE].

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