Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gus Stagg Records

I hooked up recently with my old friend Gus Stagg, who was out playing a local festival. For some inexplicable reason, Gus did not have any cd's of his music to offer the music-hungry crowd (which is always a good way to make a few extra bucks, especially since the work has already been done).

After a little while catching up, we decided to do some work together: he does the musical stuff, and I hit "Record". Since Gus does his best singing and playing (guitar and harmonica) all together live, that's what we're shooting for in these recorded versions. I've just got him set up here in the Moonroom, with a Mid-Side microphone setup to pick up the performance in stereo, and a clip-in acoustic guitar pickup for a bit of reinforcement.

Here's a video of the song "Einstein" - "He knew his 'rithmatic", indeed!


Anonymous said...

BRAVO!!! Let me know when this album is up for purchase! That was one of the coolest tunes I've heard in ages!

(Farvegnuggets, can't remember my Google password...)


ilamfan said...

Gus Stagg is a masterful songwriter - I believe that I will be recording his next live show in mid-December, which should yield at least a couple of handfuls of new, interesting tunes...check back on this blog for updates/sneak previews!