Having a bit of a low Sunday? If so, here’s a tune just for you. It’s “Lonely Sunday”, written by local singer/songwriter Nathan Taylor and performed with fiddler Darin Gentry on Pack Square last week. The song appears on Taylor’s recently released album The Slow Ride Home, available on CD Baby.
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6 thoughts on “Busk Break: Nathan Taylor and Darin Gentry perform “Lonely Sunday””
Hey Steve S., what are you recording all these Busk Break sound clips with just out of curiousity? I can actually make out what’s being played and the welcome lack of crowd/traffic noise makes it easy to hear.
I’m using a Zoom H4n stereo recorder, which is a neat little “studio-in-a-box” you can pick up online for around $300. I originally bought it for podcasting, but it’s turned out to be a fantastic field recorder.
Also, I’m just using the free and open-source audio editor Audacity to clean these up, rather than anything fancy.
And you get paid to wander around Wall Street recording buskers like a latter day Alam Lomax? Congrats then. I can think of a lot worse jobs at The Xpress.
Thanks for the shop talk info. It sounds a helluva lot better than recordings I’ve brought back from string band music festivals recorded at 4am. Alcohol was involved too in my defense.
To be fair, it’s a relatively small part of a much larger job, but it’s still pretty rad. I spend about two or three hours a week recording, editing and posting these recordings.
“It sounds a helluva lot better than recordings I’ve brought back from string band music festivals recorded at 4am.”
I wish I could take credit for it, but the H4n does most of the work. I’m really just pointing the mic and pressing record.