Means again in September, which is a few decade in the past in accordance with my expertise of time, David Grubbs and Ryley Walker obtained collectively to launch a improbable collaborative album, A Faucet on the Shoulder, by way of Ryley’s Husky Pants label. The album brings the 2 former Chicagoans collectively for the primary time for seven unfastened, explorative guitar tracks with Grubbs additionally contributing some piano.
Although the pair gained’t be touring behind the report (for now, anyway), they did get collectively final month for a one-off report launch present at Public Data in Brooklyn. For 50 minutes they alternate between ruminative wanderings and dizzying freakouts, neither soloing or overwhelming the opposite. It seems like they’re listening to one another simply as a lot as they’re taking part in their very own guitars. You don’t see two performers of this caliber get collectively fairly often, and I’m glad we had been there to seize it.
Ryley Walker isn’t touring with David Grubbs, however you possibly can nonetheless catch him reside this month and past. Examine the dates over at his web site!
I recorded this present with a pair of MBHO omnidirectional mics positioned on the stage lip. The sound is great. Get pleasure from!
David Grubbs & Ryley Walker
Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com
MBHO KA100DK/603A (stage lip) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Units MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC
- Dwell at Public Data 2021 (53:12)