Marty Stuart
Housing Works Thrift Shop, Crosby St., NYC
1 March 2017

This set was recorded full econo-mode, straight to my new Edirol R-05s built in mics. Then copied from SD card to my Mac and cut into tracks, volume boosted and exported to FLAC with Amadeus Pro 2. Fingerprints created with xACT; Torrent file ands upload facilitated with Transmit.

I am providing the highest quality file I have at 24/48 audio. Re-convert as you need for CDs or other uses but please do not trade other then original files. (as if I could stop you) If you do not like the way I record or the equipment I use, wait for another upload.

I am not sure if this was a last minute announcement or what but I heard about this gig one day and the show was the next and was a benefit for Housing Works, an AIDS support and Advocacy organization here in NYC.The show would consist of a short Q&A with David Fricke and then some music from Marty.

It sounds great but you could never believe it would be so good. No need to talk about Marty’s guitar playing, but then to have Connie join for three songs. It was sublime. Then how could it get better but with the closing rendition of Orange Blossom special. I am sure there might be a better version out there. But I have never heard it and and certainly not from one man with a Mandolin. You will not regret downloading this sow.

David Fricke - Interviewer
Marty Stuart - Interviewee; Voice ,Guitar, Mandolin,
And special guest,
Connie Smith - voice

I hope you Enjoy!

00. Marty Interviewed by David Fricke
01. Way Out West
02.Time Don’t Wait
03. Burning a Hole in My Mind with Connie Smith
04. Singing the Blues with Connie Smith
05. Long Black Limousine with Connie Smith
06. Orange Blossom Special

PS: Please Don't Sell This

PSS: For the inevitable requests;
I’m really sorry but I can’t offer other bit depths. There is only so much time in the day and I love to contribute music to this venue and hope that folks enjoy these shows too. So I put to the best of what I have and hope users will take a little effort to get the output files they need. It should be a one step process, I know it is with the Mac based software recommended below. I hope it is just as easy with the windows options.

On the Mac I think XLD is great; you give it a batch of files and it will out put pretty much what ever you need and will easily convert these 24bit flacs to 16bit AIFFs you can burn to CD. It will also allow you to clean up the metadata if you roll that way. Right click to apply to batch. While definitely worth a donation it is totally free, check it out.

For windows, I would love to hear more current suggestions but I have always heard great things about Traders Little Helper. But I do not use it nor am I 100% sure that it will take a 24bit flac and give your a 16bit wav in one motion. I have also heard good things about I also had recommended as a straight bit conversion for free that will take what I gave and give you swell CD quality. GO!

As with all of this windows stuff all the same caveats apply - I don’t use it and have not tried it. Still I would continue to welcome any current confirmation or commentary to help make this note more helpful.