The Baseball Project
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
"Music on Main Street" Outdoor Series
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.Read more or less
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.