Jason Lytle – 2006-05-19

May 20th, 2006

Jason Lytle is the lead singer of the sorely missed band Grandaddy. He’s doing a small tour of in-store performances; playing acoustic arrangements of the band’s tunes and doing meet ‘n greet signing sessions.

Tonight he played at the Queen Anne Easy Street Records in Seattle. I’d say there were about 50-70 people in attendance if I had to guess. I wasn’t the only taper at the show either. Another guy who I’ve met before was taping as well as running two (maybe three?) digital video camcorders. Hopefully a really nice multi-cam comes out of this performance, that’d be really neat.

The recording turned out decent enough. The first track is pretty quiet since I was futzing with the levels early on. It was tough to strike a balance between the low-level PA system and the super loud crowd noise, but by the second song I just said screw it and boosted the levels up way high. This caused the recording to clip a lot when people clapped but I don’t really care… as long as the actual songs are clear (and they are), I’m happy.

Enjoy the recording and go see Jason Lytle if he rolls through your town’s record store.

Jason Lytle – 2006-05-19 Easy Street Records – Seattle, WA
Download: jlytle2006-05-19.akgc1000s.flac16.zip
MP3 Sample: jlytle2006-05-19sample.mp3

4 Responses to “Jason Lytle – 2006-05-19”

  1. cut_here Says:

    amazing, I just got mine transferred over. Thanks!

    We ended up waiting about an hour and a half in line for the signing as Jason took 5 minutes or so with each person, chatting and making little drawings with each autograph. I’m not usually one for awkward conversations with “rock stars” but kind of wanted to chat with him for a bit in case we don’t have a chance to again.

  2. Alex Says:

    Wow, I’m so angry I missed this. Sick at home with strep throat, so thanks a lot for this recording! Congrats on the new job, too

  3. Jim Says:

    Sweet. Thanks for this recording! It sounds really good and helps me remember this moment. By the way, “My Small Love” continues into “Levitz (birdless)”, for any of you completists out there. Good luck on the new job too. Suicide Squeeze puts out some great bands.

  4. Brian Says:

    Seems like I always do that when I track out a show. Thanks for the info… totally missed that.

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