The Staves: These Days
The Staves appear courtesy of Nonesuch Records
It's hard to imagine a more enchanting and talented trio than The Staves. I've been a fan of their music for years and when I received word that they would do the series, I bugged out. They were a treat to work with - charming and funny - and they are capable of making music that heals and inspires. A regular heap of rare and impressive talents, The Staves are!
I believe that we've featured three covers on the series, two of which have been Jackson Browne songs. Fun fact: he wrote this song when he was 16! I can say with a sense of certainty and relief that no one will ever want to cover anything I wrote when I was 16.
For this Yellow Couch Session, I used Peluso Microphone Lab's P-12 in not-quite-omni mode. The band's blend of harmonies and dynamics are so incredibly tight that I felt using more than one vocal mic would be excessive. For this song, we used Peluso's P-28 small diaphragm tube condenser on Jessica's acoustic guitar. I did very little with regard to processing this audio because it really didn't need much.
All audio for Yellow Couch Sessions is recorded and mixed by Steven Foxbury of Yellow Couch Studio. Video for this session was shot and edited by my main man, Matt Dayak.
Here are some links for clicking:
Yellow Couch Studio: http://www.yellowcouchstudio.com/
Peluso Microphone Lab: http://www.pelusomicrophonelab.com/
Empire Music: http://www.empiremusiconline.com/
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: http://www.trustarts.org
Matt Dayak Photography: http://mattdayak.com/
Commonwealth Press: http://www.cwpress.com/
Bootstrap Design Co: http://www.bootstrapdesignco.com