Saturday, October 29, 2011

WEGO: October 27th Enlighten Show!

Andrew's Opening Set (35 megs)
WEGO Set (88 megs)

Here are the recordings from our October 27th makeup show at the Enlighten Cafe! The six-piece orchestra for the evening included TQ Berg (guitar), Woody Frank (guitar and voice), Dennis Jolin (strings and percussion), Jesse Silvertrees (djembe and voice), Evan Strauss (acoustic 5-string bass), and Me Woods (guitar, percussion, and voice). Our barista for the evening, Emma, also joined us briefly with another absolutely stellar scat-vocal performance. Trust me, you'll know it when you hear it!

We were very excited to have both Evan joining us for the first time ever and TQ back after over a year's absence. Of course with two nearly-brand-new players, it took a few minutes to warm up, but I felt right at home after less than 10 minutes or so, and things just kept getting hotter all night. It was one of those shows where it felt like each movement was more free, energetic, and inspired than the last, driving straight through to our 10PM curfew. (Sorry for the large file! During our whole hour-and-20-ish-minute set, I think we only stopped playing once (I've edited a couple of those minutes out of the recording here to retain interest) and never actually left the stage.)

My half-hour opening set of guitar and voice included two firsts: a brand new tune called "I Don't Mind" (for now) and a cover of Alice in Chains' "Would".

Monday, October 3, 2011

WEGO: Last Drops of September at the Blue Moon Tavern

WEGO's set (39 megs)

Here are the recordings from our late September show at the Blue Moon Tavern. The orchestra for the evening was a quintet of Woody Frank (guitar and voice), Dennis Jolin (electro-uke), Ian McKagan (guitar and voice), Jesse Silvertrees (djembe and voice), and Me Woods (bassbox and voice).

If you've ever seen a show at the Blue Moon, I can say this went about like your average Blue Moon show, complete with technical difficulties, a distorted trebley mix and a crowd of lovable drunken freaks that makes it all worth it.  (... clearly this isn't us in the photo, but I love that this is the photo that the Blue Moon has at the top of its own web-page!)