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Mike Keneally & Andy West - ProgDay - 2019 09 01 Chapel Hill NC 93.27 AUD MC (biceeichler)  
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Post 2020-04-11 20:38   [Quote] 
ProgDay 2019 (25th Annual)
Day 2, Band 3 - Mike Keneally & Andy West
Sunday, Sep 1st, 2019 ~3:15pm - 4:45pm
Storybook Farm, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Mike Keneally - guitar, keyboards & vocals
Andy West - bass
Nick Small - drums

1. soundcheck excerpt (3:02)
2. intro (1:19)

Keneally solo:
3. The Desired Effect (5:10)
4. Tranquillado (6:23)

Full band:
5. Frozen Beef -> (5:58)
6. Hello -> (2:53)
7. Father's Day (5:23)
8. What If (Dixie Dregs) (8:53)
9. Career Politicians -> (7:31)
10. improv -> (13:16)
Chimes of Freedom (Dylan) ->
12. Country House Shuffle (Dregs) (5:19)
13. Cavanaugh (5:30)
14. Snowcow -> (4:42)
15. Immigrant Song (Led Zepplin) (5:41)
16. Aye Aye Monster (9:51)

17. Paul auction 2 & shout-outs (2:35)

Total Time: 93:19 (1 hour, 33 min, 19 sec)

Tascam DP-004 digital recorder connected to two external microphones
(audio-technica Midnight Blues MB1000L and Shure PG57) -> WAV ->
Cool Edit '96 (filtering & track split) -> FLAC Frontend -> flac files


This was the set I was most looking forward to this year, and I actually
got a fairly good recording of it, in fact one of the better ones I've ever
gotten at ProgDay. But because the gods of recorded music hate me, there's
one little snag: the left microphone started cutting in and out as soon as
I turned the recorder on, but I didn't notice it until about half a minute
into Frozen Beef.

I was able to get it fixed pretty quickly (just a loose connection), and
miraculously the left mic came on just before the opening note of Desired Effect
and stayed on for that entire song. There were a couple spots in that song where
the left volume dipped a bit and I had to mix a bit of the right channel over to
compensate - you might notice if you're listening through headphones. More
annoyingly, I had to mix most of the soundcheck excerpt, almost all of Tranquillado
and the first half minute of Frozen Beef into flat mono because I only had the
right channel to work with. There's also a loud "knocking" noise of me trying to
fix the mics right before it finally switches back to stereo for good. Frustrating,
but to quote Coach Steve's hormone monster from Big Mouth, "Whatcha gonna do?"

Ironically, due to a malfunctioning keyboard key, Mike introduces Tranquillado
with "my apologies if you only get 98.3% of what this song should be delivering."
So with the mono issue, my apologies if you only get 49.15% of what the recording
should be delivering.

other than that, I'm not sure what to say about this set. If you're a prog fan
and haven't heard of these guys yet, you must be living under a rock. Keneally
was in Frank Zappa's 1988 band and has since put out a slew of solo albums in
a bunch of different styles, worked with a ton of other musicians and projects
and appeared at prog festivals like NEARFest and ProgDay. Andy West was in the
Dixie Dregs and has worked with Mike before on the Mistakes album. This set is
a mix of Keneally's solo songs, Dregs songs, a couple tracks from the Mistakes
and an oddly acidic Bob Dylan cover.

Rumor has it that Keneally and West found drummer Nick Small via the YouTube
video linked below. Don't know if that's true or not, but they definitely said
that the first time the three had met was the day before this gig when they
practiced for about six hours. Amazing. It sounds like these guys have been
playing together for months.

Oh, and I think my favorite bit of the entire set was Keneally sneaking a riff
from 21st Century Schizoid Man into the Immigrant Song.

Keneally, West and Small on the web: (Nick Small video)

About ProgDay:

ProgDay is an outdoor festival of progressive rock that has
been held annually since 1995. In 1996 it was expanded from
one day to two and has been featuring anywhere from eight to
eleven progressive rock bands each year since, with a few more
bands usually hosting related Thursday, Friday or Saturday night
events at nearby venues. It's definitely worth the trip if
you're a prog fan and don't mind a little heat and humidity
and a little driving around. I first went in 1997 and had
such a great time that I've been back every year since.

The main event takes place at beautiful Storybook Farm,
unless rain forces it indoors (which has fortunately only
happened a couple times in the festival's history). It's
a relaxed atmosphere, where you can listen and watch from
anywhere you want - if you really like a particular band,
you can sit right up against the stage (if you get there
early enough to claim the space). Some people listen
to the bands while shopping for CDs and merchandise in the
vendor tent or getting food in the pavilion or playing
frisbee in the field behind the audience or just sharing
a beer or two with friends.

The people are friendly, and the band members often hang out
all weekend taking in the show, selling merchandise and
chatting with fans when they're not on stage. If you're a
prog rock fan and can possibly attend, make every effort to

If you'd like to make a donation via PayPal to help keep
the festival afloat (and ensure more of these ProgDay torrents
in the future), please visit:
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Thank you
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This is really an exceptionally good AUD recording and comes pretty close to a SBD.
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Post 2020-04-11 21:43   [Quote] 
"Keneally sneaking a riff from 21st Century Schizoid Man into the Immigrant Song". Where to begin... THANK YOU!

"Audience recordings are good. Bootlegs are bad." - Zappa Penguin
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that's great, thank you very much!
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Looks good. Thanks so much!
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very cool, thank you!
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