Friday, 17 May 2013
Justin Townes Earle
That first request was easy, and gives me a chance to mention a site I was planning on posting about anyway. So first of all, a site I recently discovered is http://www.ousterhout.net/. It's worth checking out generally, but particularly if you're looking for some classic acts like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith, as well as some less well known names like Boz Scaggs, Paul Butterfield and Phil Ochs) .
JTE wise, he's got a ton of stuff in both MP3 or WAV, depending on your preference. There's a lot of stuff there and all either directly from the soundboard or a soundboard audience mix (unless there are some audience mics the only audience sound comes from what little gets picked up by the bands mics, which can make the recording sound lifeless, so people sometimes mix a soundboard recording for quality and an audience recording for ambience). The quantity might be a bit overwhelming, but I can recommend the 2010 Iowa City show as a good place to start.
Unfortunately, the only JTE show I've recorded was at the Prince Bandroom and didn't turn out very well. If anyone was there and wants to hear it I'm happy to put it up, but if you just want to grab a couple of high quality shows, this place is a better bet.