Alaska State Fair
Aurora Borealis Theatre
Palmer, AK
August 25, 2018

** 16 BIT **

Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter (@ 80hz, middle setting) > Tascam DR-2d @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [Waves GEQ Classic plugin (EQ - see settings below); iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: About 30 yards from the stage, DFC
Recorded by: Steve "ballsdeep" Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr, with EQ settings suggested by steve Hagar

Setlist: (1:47:48)
01 Opening Announcements & Intro
02 Intro Music
03 Check Cashin' Country
04 This Old Heart
05 At Least You Cried
06 Stand By Me >
07 Burn Out (with New Kid In Town tease) >
08 Electric Rodeo
09 Chat
10 Gator Boys (1) > Jack & Diane > Dust On The Bottle > Gator Boys
11 Dixieland Delight
12 Chat
13 Tougher Than The Rest
14 Chat
15 Fourteen Gears
16 Midnight Rider
17 Chat
18 Altitude Adjustment
19 Chat
20 Make A Little
21 Tuesday's Gone
22 Encore Break
- Emcore -
23 Guitar Solo >
24 La Grange (with Band Intros)
25 Drinkin' Problem
26 Chat & Wedding Proposal
27 Mary Jane's Last Dance (2)(3)
28 Chat
29 Turn The Page (2)(4)

(1) Jess - lead vocals
(2) Cameron switched to drums and Robbie to bass
(3) Robbie - lead vocals
(4) Robbie on saxophone

Mark Wystrach - lead vocals & guitar
Jess Carson - guitar & backing vocals
Cameron Duddy - bass, drums, & backing vocals
Luke Cutchen - lead guitar
Robbie Crowell - drums, keyboards, bass, saxophone, & backing vocals

Mastering Notes:
EQ Settings:
40 Hz - minus 8 dB
100 Hz - minus 8 dB
160 Hz - minus 4 dB
400 Hz - plus 4 dB
630 Hz - minus 4 dB
1 kHz - plus 2 dB
2.5 kHz - plus 4 dB
4 kHz - plus 2 dB
6.3 kHz - plus 4 dB
10 kHz - plus 2 dB
16 kHz - plus 4 dB

Show Notes:
This was a 'fill in' show, but having a great trade-agreement with the Fair (I hang posters in Fairbanks, in exchange for being guest listed for the shows)...figured 'why not check out this country band with 2 Grammy nominations?', due to already being there.

And truth be told, it was a pretty good decision!

Willie, Johnny and Hank Sr. are 'country' to me, but as you can see from this setlist, this was a 'classic rock' country show.

And the bass player, he reminded me of a cross between Chris Cornell's short brother and a local DJ we have here in Fairbanks who goes by VMax. Dude was hilarious...

Anyhow, this came out pretty fantastic, and is a bit outside my normal 'wheelhouse', but in the name of checking out something 'new', and spreading the tuneage, here ya go!

They played nearly 110 minutes too; most Fair acts are contracted for a 75 minute 'minimum', and then it's up to them if they want to continue (based on the crowd)...this show was only half-sold (2000-2200 there, maybe), but they still put on an excellent show.

The seemingly 15 minute band-intro version of "La Grange" should bring a smile to your face.

This show is smooth like good bourbon, give it a shot! (HAHAHA)



The Magpie Salute...T-Minus 10 days!

and lots of other good stuff!

---Dr. Deep is, strangely, soon heading to the midland

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