About Birthday Weekend Blue Grass
Here is approximately 20 minutes of a live blue grass band I recorded at the Ancient Mariner in Ridgfield Connecticut on Saturday March 21st 2009.
This recording was a happy accident as Katie and I had just sat down and ordered dinner when unexecptantly this band appeared and started to setup.
I say unexpectantly because the Ancient Mariner is perhaps better known for their awesome burgers and local vibe but not necessarily for a live music scene.
I happened to have had my portable audio disk recorder so I put it on the table and let it capture the band’s warmup and most of first set before we had to call it a night and get back home.
The audio you hear is pretty much what we heard sitting in a back table along the wall towards the corner adjascent to the kitchen.
The voices you hear are mostly Katie and I chatting a bit about birthday plans, our dog, as well as the happy clinking and clanking of dishes and joyful crowd banter mixed in the background.
I did take some liberties to spice up this recording a tad with some compression, EQ, and maximazation in order to bring up the music while keeping spikes from thunderus applause within pleasant listening range but I digress on audio tech.
I should also mention that earlier that day I had attended a Tea Party Rally at Ballard Park and was thinking – how cool is this, one can protest during the day without negative incident in Ridgefield Connecticut and dine out that same night with love of my life – not everybody can do that – e.g., in other parts of the world like Tiananmen Square in China.
Accordingly, Thank You Neighborly Americas – Thank You Ancient Mariner – Thank You Awesome Musicians who add positive grooves and volume to our collective mix – viva et al. – enjoy!
Listen to Birthday Weekend Blue Grass in Ridgefield
Below is the audio version on the Internet Archives (Note: file is mp3 stereo 192kbit and weighs in at 44.6 megs) – enjoy!
Chapter Start Times
Birthday Weekend Blue Grass in Ridgefield has the following nine sections listed below with corresponding start times:
1 – Intro
2 – Warmup Set (starts 17 seconds in)
3 – After Moon Light After Mid Night (starts 4:45 minutes in)
4 – Yes I Keep Falling (starts 9:23 minutes in)
5 – Hey Good Looking (starts 12:18 minutes in)
6 – Tribute to Vintage Fleetwood Mac (starts 15:26 minutes in)
7 – Amy What You Gonna Do – Transition (starts 19:19 minutes in)
8 – Amy What You Gonna Do (starts 21:36 minutes in)
9 – Friend of Mine (starts 26:16 minutes in)