Friday, December 9, 2011

WEGO: December 8th Enlighten Show!

Set 1 (52 megs)
Set 2 (59 megs)

Here are the recordings from WEGO's December 8th show at the Enlighten Cafe! The orchestra for the evening was Woody Frank (guitar and voice), Dennis Jolin (percussion), Ian McKagen (guitar and voice), Evan Strauss (bass and voice), and Me Woods (glockenspiel, trumpet, keys, assorted-percussion, and voice). We also finally ran a mic on a super-long daisy-chained cable all the way back to Emma behind the bar … hence the origin of much stellar vocal texture.

This wasn't a particularly strong night for me individually, but for the band and the sound as a whole I think it ranks up there with our very best shows. With Evan already masterfully filling the bass role after only two shows, I'm free to explore other niches. I guess it only makes sense that I would struggle a little in finding the right combination of instruments to work into the mix, but meanwhile the overall balance, cohesion, and energy of the sound just seem to keep deepening month after month! Even as the grooves become more relaxed and spacious, the funkitudinous momentum flows ever stronger. Feels like things are looking up and up for WEGO in the new year.