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The Baseball Project
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
"Music on Main Street" Outdoor Series
Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Steve Wynn: guitar, vocals (Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3)
Scott McCaughey: guitar, bass, vocals (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, R.E.M, Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3, Tuatara)
Peter Buck: guitar, bass, mandolin (Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3, The Minus 5, R.E.M., and Tuatara)
Linda Pitmon: drums, percussion, vocals (Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, ZuZu's Petals)

Their debut album, Volume One: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, was recorded at Jackpot! Studios in Portland, Oregon, with producer Adam Selzer, and released earlier this year on the YepRoc record label.

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The Baseball Project kicked off their current tour with a free outdoor concert in downtown Portland, Oregon. These video clips feature some of the highlights from that performance, playing material from their first album, and the long-anticipated forthcoming follow-up release; as well as songs from Dream Syndicate and Young Fresh Fellows.

The Baseball Project: Music on Main Street
Portland Center for the Performing Arts; Portland, Oregon 26 August 2009

Steve Wynn official site

The Baseball Project MySpace page

YepRoc label page

The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty; The Closer © The Baseball Project
That's What You Always Say; Tell Me When It's Over © Dream Syndicate
Let The Good Times Crawl © Young Fresh Fellows

all video clips © J. Free / Sonic Archives

Video captured with a Canon G-9; audio recorded with Church-Audio binaural cardioid mics.
Sources synched, edited, and mastered in iMovie on a Mac G-5.

I should also like to mention that the microphones used to record these live tracks were a prototype set of CA-11 cardioid mics; made in Canada by Chris Church, of Church Audio.

A selection of Chris' hand-built mics and pre-amps can be viewed at the Church Audio eBay Canada store.

All of the music on this page was recorded with some of this G E A R.

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