Our friends and neighbors over at muthership (a super sweet house venue in jamaica plain, ma) asked us to open for The Finches last month and someone at the house happened to record our set.
While I almost never play acoustic or solo sets, our drummer ended up too sick to be able to play so I scrambled to put together a set last minute and decided out of necessity to include the audience as well. I showed up with my lucky three string guitar and a bag full of sound making toys for everyone to play.
It was definitely still a trainwreck but it ended up being really fun for everyone. I’d like to think of more ways to engage the audience when our sets are electrified and loud as well. Shane of QUILT was there doing his solo project, Many People’s Band, and ended up rocking the recorder pretty hard in these songs.