Alison Krauss & Union Station
feat. Jerry Douglas
MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods,
Mashantucket, CT
August 06, 2011

Paper Airplane Tour


Source info:

Sennheiser ME-104's>Tascam DR-07 (16/44.1, 40hz bass rolloff)
>USB> PC> GoldWave v5.56 (audience adjust & slight eq)> CDWaveEditor v1.96 (track split)> TLH> Flac (6)

Taper: Ringfedder
Location: Parterre center, first row behind board
Sound Quality: Excellent



01. Paper Airplane
02. Dust Bowl Children
03. Instrumental
04. Daylight>
05. Sinking Stone
06. Let Me Touch You For A While
07. Ghost In The House
08. Baby, Now That I've Found You
09. - Intro Ron Block -
10. Rain Please Go Away
11. Sawing On The Strings
12. Wild Bill Jones
13. Every Time You Say Good Bye
14. - Intro Jerry Douglas -
15. Jerry Douglas Solo
16. Pastures of Plenty >
17. The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
18. Dimming of the Day
19. Searching
20. Stay
21. - Intro Dan Tyminski -
22. Bonita and Bill Butler
23. Miles to Go
24. - Intro Barry Bayles -
25. Man of Constant Sorrow
26. - Intro Josh Hunt, John Deaderick -
27. Any Old Time
28. Oh Atlanta
29. - Band Introductions Encore: -
30. When You Say Nothing At All
31. Whiskey Lullaby
32. Down to the River to Pray
33. Your Long Journey
34. There is a Reason

The Band:

Alison Krauss - Violin, Vocals
Ron Block - Banjo, Guitar
Jerry Douglas - Dobro, Guitar
Barry Bayles - Bass
Dan Tyminski - Mandolin, Guitar

John Deaderick - Piano
Josh Hunt - Drums


Hello Everyone:

Another fabulous evening of music with Alison Krauss and Union Station. I've always loved bluegrass, there's something about the combination of banjo, fiddle and mandolin that brings me joy. As I mentioned in my Court Yard Hounds post, add to the mix a beautiful musician such as Alison and you're in for a good time. The instrumental talents of the rest of the band is not to be understated. Jerry Douglas plays the dobro like no one I've ever heard and Dan Tyminski with his unique vocal style, was great on mandolin and guitar. The setlist has been pretty much unchanged for the tour, looks like Jacob's Dream has been dropped, good thing or there would be a whole lot of weeping on the recording.

Speaking of recordings, this has to be one of the top best captures for the year. The people in my immediate area were very quiet clappers and being seated in the middle provided an excellent mix. I'm also developing better techniques for editing the wave. I've been a heavy user of the hard limit or wave hammer function in Goldwave. Depending on the threshold setting, excessive compression can become noticeable and undesirable. I'm using more of the shape volume feature to fade out and in the audience between songs effectively attenuating the audience without sharp transitions. I think the results came out good. With more practice I hope to perfect this technique.