Mikaela Davis has an interesting winter tour going right now. Two simultaneous three-night residencies in opposite corners of Upstate New York. Bold tour planning for January. Sometimes the path of most resistance offers the greatest reward and the reward for each night is a set of originals and set of Grateful Dead material.
Those that braved the Cold Rain and Snow (pun intended) on this Wednesday night were treated to a set of mostly new material from her album coming out later this year. The new songs already feel completely fleshed out offering the band chances to explore.
The evenings “Dead” set was a full cover of the 1972 classic “Garcia”. The first side of this record is loaded with absolute classics that were staples of the dead catalog for their entire career. It is near impossible to consider the Grateful Dead without “Deal” or “Sugaree.” The highlight of this “side” of the album was “Bird Song” enriched by the harmonic intricacies at play between harp and pedal steel.
The pedal steel/Harp combo offered some exciting ideas on how the second, and significantly headier, side of the record could be handled. It did not disappoint. If you listen to nothing else, please give the “Eep Hour > To Lay Me Down” section a spin. If you love side 2 of this album as much as me, I promise it’s what you want.
I recorded this from my usual spot by the soundboard with MBHO’s and board feed from Tubby’s FOH engineer Kyle. Enjoy!
Source: MBHO603/KA200 + SDB > MixPre 3 > SD (24/48) > Adobe Audition/Izotope 9 > Audacity Flac (lvl8) > Mp3Tag
Thanks to Tubby’s FOH engineer Kyle for the patch.
This was night 2 of her 3 show residency at Tubby’s. Each night was a set of originals and set of Dead music. Tonights Dead set was a cover of the self titled “Garcia” album.
- Far From You
- Saturday Morning
- Leave It Alone
Set 2: “Garcia”
- Bird Song
- Late For Supper
- Eep Hour
- To Lay Me Down
- An Odd Little Place
- The Wheel
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