Al Stewart and Dave Nachmanoff
Woodbridge United Methodist Church, Woodbridge, NJ
May 12, 2010

01-Welcome to Woodbridge
02-Midnight Sea (DN)
03-RL (DN)
04-Certain Distance (DN)
05-House of Clocks
06-Flying Sorcery
07-The Palace of Versailles
08-The Eisenhower Years
09-On the Border
10-The News From Spain
11-Gina in the Kings Road
12-You Made a New Man of Me (DN)
13-All Too Human (DN)
14-Grateful (DN)
15-Time Passages
16-Midas Shadow
17-Apple Cider Re-Constitution
18-Katherine of Oregon
19-Night Train to Munich
20-Soho (Needless to Say)
21-Year of the Cat
22-Joe the Georgian
23-The End of the Day

Venue is the sanctuary of a church. Sat near center aisle about 20 ft from stage, Core-Sound cardiods to Sony PCM-M10 (48 kHZ, 24 bit), WavePad Sound Editor to chop and FLAC only.
Did a simultaneous recording with Core-Sound High End Binaurals (HEB) which I could post if anyone is interested.

Well, for the second time in two months we got Al and Dave in a church less than 10 miles from my house. The Woodbridge concert series of which this show was a part is a lot like Chatham Sanctuary concerts but on a more modest scale. They have about 5 shows a year and I certainly intend to keep my eye on it. Check out the promoter's "introduction" of Al and Dave, which consists of several minutes of lavish praise for the next week's Raul Midon seasoned with a little self praise for having such good taste as to recognize Raul's incredible talent. What are we even doing here this week, when the real show is next week?
Well, if you must stay, it's Al and Dave.

No matter. I was glad I was there for Al and Dave. Al is one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, in my opinion, and Dave has really come into his own as a performer. At this point, I'm going to these shows as much to see Dave as to see Al. His technical guitar skills have always been extraodinary, but now it's all really coming together for him: very strong songwriting, an easy going, witty, smart rapport with the audience. He's an irrepressible little Jewish leprechaun, so infectiously good natured you just can't possibly stay in a bad mood when he's around. Which is a good thing, too. When Al first came out he seemed a little pissy. The sound wasn't right, although it had apparently been fine at soundcheck. He said nothing to the audience until about the third song, but then he relaxed, unable to resist Dave's Judeo-Gaelic charms, and I think it was probably the best of three Al and Dave shows I've seen in the last year.

Dave was joined for his songs by a guest musician playing a five string fretless bass, who continued to play with Al and Dave in the second set. On account of this, I think, this show rocked a little harder than usual (see Apple Cider Re-Constitution for example.)

Great show. Anxiously awaiting their next NJ church appearance.