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Ryan Davis & the Roadhouse Band: December 8, 2023 Tubby’s

December 21, 2023

When you know, you know: after a friend recommended it, I made it a mere 30 seconds into Ryan Davis & the Roadhouse Band’s album Dancing on the Edge before hitting the buy button. I also didn’t wait for Dancing on the Edge to arrive in the mail before buying Send Flowers from Davis’s other (previous?) band, State Champion. The arrival of Dancing on the Edge carried with it a flyer with tour dates, leading me to wind up at this show you’re about to listen to. The perfect digital/analog progression of discovery. And what a discovery it’s been: I’ve probably listened this album more than anything else I bought this year and it’s only been out for two months. I’d lose my music-blog bona fides if I didn’t draw the inevitable comparisons to esteemed names like Berman, Callahan, Oldham. Davis’s characters practically walk out of the stereo as vivid and tangible as anyone in your local bar. If you’re going to bother learning the lyrics to any record released this year, here’s the one. And lucky for you: Dancing on the Edge is available again in its second pressing.

I recorded this from our usual spot at Tubby’s with a board feed provided by FOH engineer Will who mixed this set perfect: each instrument is separately audible, making this a real you-are-there treat. Enjoy!

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nyctaper ยท Ryan Davis & the Roadhouse Band – Tubby's 2023
Ryan Davis & the Roadhouse Band
Kingston, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for

Soundboard (engineer: Will) + MBHO KA200N/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 2.4.2 > FLAC

Tracks [55:55]
01. Bluebirds in a Fight
02. A Suitable Exit
03. Junk Drawer Heart
04. Flashes of Orange
05. Learn 2 Re-Luv
06. Free From the Guillotine
07. Bluebirds Revisited


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