For a while now we’ve been talking about releasing an official Delta Moon bootleg, an audio snapshot of the band on stage. Mark got a little Sony digital recorder, and over the last year he has been recording shows in all kinds of situations: large and small halls, theaters, clubs, outdoor venues and rehearsals.
The show we finally decided on wasn’t the flashiest venue or the biggest crowd, but an intimate gig at Shorty’s Pizza in Tucker, Georgia. You can hear the actual instruments from the stage, not booming from a PA, and get a sense of the crowd that night. There was a good feeling in the room, and it comes across in the recording. This is a warts-and-all album, no fixes or overdubs, but we were playing good, as David Lindley says, not bad.
We’ve pressed a limited run of 500 CDs called Live in America and priced them cheap at $9.99.
This CD will be available only on our website and at live shows, and when these are gone there won’t be any more. But we’re still recording shows, so if these go quickly we’ll just release a new one. Ever optimistic, we’ll call this Official Bootleg #1.
Meanwhile, we’ve been working hard on the next Delta Moon studio CD, and we’ve got a slam-bang tour of Germany coming up. I’ll be posting notes from the road on the blog here, whenever I can catch my breath and find an internet connection.