New Riders of the Purple Sage
Chatauqua Belle
Mayville, NY
July 1, 2011

Taper: bigdaddybflo
Gear/lineage: Berliner CM33s > Tascam HDP2 > USB > Adobe Audition (track splitting, normalization, conversion to 16/44.1) > WeTransfer > TTD

This show may already be circulated on etree, but bigdaddybflo thinks not. He has asked me to post it due to the death of Buddy Cage, the pedal steel player.

A nice story was related to me about how this recording came to be.

The Chatauqua Belle is a steam paddleboat built in 1976 for the American Bicentenniel. NRPS was playing in the WNY area the day before this show and BDB was there. He knows their manager Captain Toast, who told him they were going to be playing on ther Chatauqua Belle in Mayville the next night and why don't you join us. When told he was welcome to record it he went. Less than 50 people were there, and afterwards the guys in NRPS told him they felt it was the best they ever played. This posting should be a fitting tribute to Buddy both for performance and uniqueness/rarity.

You can hear the steam whistle of the boat periodically on the tape. Recorded with mics taped to a pole 10 feet from the band.

For more on the Chataqua Belle see here:

Set 1:

01 Intro
02 Panama Red
03 Contract
04 Big Six
05 Willie and the Hand Jive
06 One Too Many Stories
07 That's All (Louie The Hat)
08 Down for the Ride
09 Rainbow
10 Prisoner of Freedom
11 Whatcha Gonna Do
12 Six of One

Set 2:

13 Where I Come From
14 I Don't Know You
15 Higher
16 Paddy On The Turnpike
17 Henry
18 Carl Perkins Wears the Crown
19 Spike Driver Blues
20 Lo and Behold
21 Take a Letter, Maria
22 Ghost Train Blues

(last tune is cut off)