Our first track from Julia Haltigan & The Hooligans comes from this years Brooklyn Country Music Festival. We had the pleasure of shooting Julia's set while there covering The Woes and Defibulators later in the evening.
From our reshoot in Brooklyn's Prospect Park following our drive failure and subsequent loss of the original shoot's footage. This go around, John was joined by Chris Rodgers and Elena Moon Park.
This is the first release from our Brooklyn Country Music Festival shoot. Osei and the guys had a peculiar line up for the evening featuring a pair of fiddles and trumpets with Joe Ancowitz and Jack Dawson sitting in.
Disaster Strikes! We planned a full day last Friday, shooting four one-off's with John Foti, then heading over to the Brooklyn Country Music Festival for Julia Haltigan & the Hooligans, The Defibulators, and The Woes. A 14 hour day later, and quite exhausted, we called it a night. I left the footage trans-coding overnight and woke up to find a crashed computer and dead hard drive. The sole survivor from the John Foti shoot was this cover of the Ramones Danny Says. I'm still taking a tally of everything that was lost, but basically it was every rough cut I've done since Africa. Many apologies to Philip Gibbs, Jerry Joseph, James Dalton, John Foti, and my newborn son for the loss of said footage. The BCMF clips were still on the cards and recovered, so look for that next week. For now, I give you the only surviving clip:
Second track from our Prospect Park shoot. This is a Philip Gibbs original from Paper Crosses, also covered by The Defibulators on last years Corn Money. Again, Justin Smith sits in on fiddle for some tracks that turned out great. Hopefully we'll be able to coax Philip back through Brooklyn in short order.
I had the pleasure of finally shooting Austin's own Philip Gibbs when he found his way this week to New York City while roaming the country on his national tour. Our good friend Justin "the giant fiddler" Smith sat in for an impromptu afternoon of playing and shooting. I'm gonna release a couple of tracks this week, and save two more for Philip's CD release next spring. I can't say enough about Philip's song writing, and what a pleasure this shoot was. This track is from his phenomenal 2003 CD Paper Crosses. You can keep up with Philip's ramblings HERE.
From The Defibs April 2010 show at Brooklyn Bowl. Not sure how this one fell through the cracks, but I ran across the rough cut yesterday and took the time to polish and finish it. Again, a great night of music, and I highly recommend checking out some music at this venue should the opportunity arise. Coming up are some tracks from Austin's own Philip Gibbs with Justiin Smith sitting in on fiddle, that we shot in Prospect Park yesterday. For now, hope you enjoy....