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Having bought a VIP pass for last month’s Savannah Stopover, I was thrilled to spend part of Saturday during the festival hanging out at Dollhouse Productions on Industry Drive in West Savannah.
I heard two of the Stopover Sessions — a new effort this year to record live tracks from some of the visiting bands. I was on hand both for This Mountain and Field Report, both of which seemed to lay down amazingly tight versions of their songs with ease and professionalism.
Now the final mixes have been posted to bandcamp for those two bands plus Young Buffalo, Country Mice, HOTT MT, Fine Peduncle and mumbledust.
There’s just a single track from mumbledust, a great Savannah-based duo that I’ve written about before. Ryan McCardle and Rachael Perisho sure have some beautiful songs, including “Elvis, TN”:
Most mumbledust recordings have been pretty lo-fi and have generally had Perisho’s voice a bit more dominant than McCardle’s. So this recording is something of a departure — and beautiful.
“Elvis, TN” is only available on the compilation, which you can stream below and which can be purchased for $7:
I was especially impressed with the three-song Field Report Stopover Session, which can be purchased for just $5:
I love the feel of the studio in “Fergus Falls”.
Again, click here to stream and/or purchase all the sessions.
Here’s a shot of Field Report: