Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen
December 4, 2018
Fremont Theater
San Luis Obispo, CA

15th Row Center, Right Side Aisle: Nyquist Omnis >Tascam DR100mkII (24bit/48khz)

WAV >iZotope RX 6 Advanced & Har-Bal 3.0, Down Sample To 16bit/44.1khz >Audacity (Track Splits,) >FLAC (Level 8) + Tags Via xACT 2.47

Recording, Audacity / FLAC, & Tags By OldNeumanntapr

Post Production by Flying -M-
iZotope RX 6 advanced & Har-Bal 3.0

Exterior Fremont Theater Photos By OldNeumanntapr
Band Photo By Dave
Assembled Artwork By Flying -M-

Disc I:
01. Introduction
02. Record Lady (Lyle)
03. I'll Go On Downtown (Robert)
04. I've Been To Memphis (Lyle)
05. Village Inn (Robert)
06. Once Is Enough (Lyle)
07. Ride (Robert)
08. Cowboy Man (Lyle)
09. Merry Christmas From The Family (Robert)
10. Rolling By (Lyle & Robert)
11. Mr. Wolf And Mamabear (Robert)
12. Bears (Lyle)
13. I'm Comin' Home (Robert)

Disc II:
01. Nothing But A Good Ride (Lyle)
02. Crazy Cowboy Dream (Robert)
03. That Buckin' Song (Robert)
04. Farther Down The Line (Lyle)
05. Shades Of Gray (Robert)
06. Pants Is Overrated (Lyle)
07. Feelin' Good Again (Robert)
08. She's No Lady (Lyle)
09. The Guy You Are With Is An Asshole (Robert)
10. If I Had A Boat (Lyle)
11. Show The World (Robert)
12. The Front Porch Song (Robert & Lyle)
encore call
13. Twelfth Of June (Lyle)
14. Amarillo Highway (Robert)
15. Texas - 1947 (Robert & Lyle)
16. post concert comments

The name in parenthesis is the main vocalist for that song - not the song writer.

Lyle Lovett - Guitars, Vocals
Robert Earl Keen - Guitars, Vocals

OldNeumanntapr Notes:
I've been waiting for this show for a couple of months, ever since a friend of my wife got an extra ticket for me. It was a little steep. I'm not used to paying $85 for a ticket, but I'd never seen Robert Earl Keen before, and the last time I saw Lyle Lovett I had to keep my D8 in my pants because we were up front at the Santa Barbara County Bowl and I had an usher right next to me the entire night. I really enjoyed seeing Lovett and Keen together. They told some good stories and Keen did a song I don't think I'd ever heard before. The lyrics were of him chastising a woman and telling her that her boyfriend was 'an asshole!' The crowd loved it. Lyle asked him which album that song was on and he said that he'd never recorded it, but was hoping that it would be an 'Internet sensation.' Yep, I'm doing my part to see that it is! This new SLO concert promoter is turning the Fremont Theater (an old art-deco movie theater built in 1942) into a resurgence of the Fillmore East, though unlike the Fillmore East the Fremont doesn't have a balcony. I love recording in the Fremont Theater. It seats just under 1,000 people and has a really neat ornate ceiling with an inlay of a bird's head pointing toward the stage. The Fremont has curved interior walls so the acoustics are really good, and it has a lot of neon on the marquee. I used to be able to go in 'wired up' and only had to power up and hit record once I got to my seat. Unfortunately, because of the increase in gun violence in this country that has recently 'targeted' musical events and theaters, more and more concert promoters are using metal detectors upon entry at the doors. I certainly do not begrudge the artists and patrons their right and expectation to be safe, but it does make it harder for those of us who like to archive live music. When I asked a friend of mine who worked in the sound-reinforcement industry if he had any suggestions, he commented that it was, 'Getting a lot harder to be a criminal'. I wasn't sure if that statement was directed at me, or just a blanket statement in general. (I know that stealth-recording of concerts is illegal) but I have never considered myself a criminal. I guess I am, in the truest sense of the word, and the eyes of the law, even though I have NEVER sold a recording and never would. In any case, even though I've been doing this for 32 years now, the stress level is just getting way too high for me with the increase in security. Once I saw the wands in use I decided that my Neumann KM140s would probably be a bust so I went with the Nyquists. They don't sound as good as the Neumanns but I figured that, by then it was, 'Any port in a storm'. As it turned out I probably could have gotten the Neumanns in if I would have gambled a little. Thanks so much to Flying M for both doing the post production with his 'Mad Scientist' computer skills, and also for rebuilding the Nyquists for me and making them operational again. They sat in a closet for 15 years after dying at a Neil Young Concert in Los Olivos in 2003. It's nice to have them back again. Apparently some of the wiring went bad. I don't know how many more shows I'm going to try to record, because of the afore-mentioned heightening of security, so this might be my last endeavor. It's certainly been a 'Long Strange Trip.'

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