Kane Welch Kaplin
Rooster Stage
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
San Francisco, Ca
October 02, 2016

Recorded by Daspyknows

Dead center halfway between sbd and stage
Schoeps MK4/NBox Platinum Tascam DR-2D 24 Bit 48K

Processed using Soundforge 11, resample, to 16bit 44.1K
TLH to convert to Flac

Master 2016.69


www.kierankane.com/ www.kevinwelch.com/

By day 3 the lack of sleep kicks in and I was running a bit late. I was out
the door about 6:30 and as I was told, the day before there was no blanket at
Swan stage. Since I knew I was running late I sent a message to one of my HSB
friends who has been hanging out with us for years. I knew he was arriving early
so was hoping he could put a tarp at Swan. No word until I was walking into the
park. As I arrived everything was soaking wet and rain was predicted during the
day. Since I wasn't into taping in the pouring rain I was prepared to bag the
recording if the weather was bad. Sunday morning tradionally starts with the
Emmylou Harris doing a morning soundcheck. There are always no pictures, video
or recording allowed, well recording is never allowed but that's not something I
pay attention to. Security is always out telling people to put the phones away.
I am sitting holding my phone and an external battery listening and recording
while checking the score of the football game when a woman with credentials tells
me to stop recording. I tell her its just my phone and she thinks the battery is
a recorder. I tell her it is just a battery and she keeps an eye on me. Obviously
I was recording and I got the soundcheck. Once it gets closer to the starting
time I head over to Swan stage for the Hillbenders performing Tommy by the Who.
The sun was out and we are all putting on sunscreen which was a jinx. Within
minutes it gets cloudy and windy and the skies open up for 5 minutes. Luckily
my umbrella keeps the gear dry. Just after the rain stops the Hillbenders come
out and do a great bluegrass version of Tommy. One of the festival highlights for
sure. On my way out I see the one blanket "lost" the day before and grab it as I
head to Rooster Stage. At Rooster Stage I catch the Kane Welch Kaplin set which
was fun followed by John Hammond who was the reason for getting to the Rooster
Stage. During the Hammond set there was a little bit of light rain but not bad
enough to pack the gear. Once the set ended I worked my way back to Banjo Stage
and met a friend arriving late. We got back to our spot at Banjo Stage and I ran
into some old friends I hadn't seen in 10 years. Unfortnately I lost track of time
and missed the first few seconds of the Jerry Douglas set. His set was really good,
one of the best performances of his I have seen at the festival. Next up was Wynonna
and the Big Noise. Wynonna Judd playing more than just country music. This was the
only set I can say I really disliked over the three days. She seemed to have this
attitude of I'm a star and how come you people don't know my music. It was really an
odd set that I was happy to have end. Finally I get to see the main Emmylou Harris
set and it surely didn't disappoint. At the end my friend returned my backup gear
with his recordings which will be uploaded as well. A fun, three days. Hopefully
this continues for 2017.

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