Tab Benoit
Rocks Off Boat Cruise Aboard The Temptress
New York, NY

Neumann TLM-170 (cardoids, FOB sweet spot on main floor of boat) -> Sound Devices 722 (@24/96); FLAC File processing in SoundForge Audio Studio 10.0b (volume normalization; resample to 44.1 with iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter; 24->16 bit dither using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, High dither settings); Tracked in CDWav.

1. Fever For The Bayou
2. One Foot In The Bayou
3. banter - we ain't even moving yet
4. Sac-Au-Lait Fishing
5. Lost In Your Lovin'
6. Darkness
7. banter - bravery of people standing next to the guitar amp
8. Night Train
9. banter - the ladies always win out
10. New Orleans Ladies
11. Crosscut Saw
12. Crawfishin'
13. banter - no attitude on the boat, no rocks - oyster shells
14. ?
15. banter - inviting up Anders
16. Louisiana Sunshine *
17. Hot Tamale Baby *

* = w/Anders Osborne on guitar

Recorded, mastered, and tracked by Scott Bernstein

Tab was the opening act on this cruise, playing before Anders Osborne's main set. Tab also sat in with Anders, on drums for one song, and guitar for the other.

The Rocks Off people installed a new JBL PA system since the last time I was on one this boat (last fall) which was a HUGE improvement in the sound. You can hear how clean and crisp the recording is, and how clear the stereo imaging is -- NICE!