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Kathleen Edwards @ Xponential Festival

Kathleen Edwards
Kathleen Edwards @ XPNfest 2019

. : : July 28th, 2019 : : .

Here’s yet another professionally recorded festival performance from Kathleen Edwards and company!

Originally captured last summer at Xponential Festival in Philadelphia, and as such, has a handful of songs not performed during the 2012 festival circuit as posted in the Bonaroo a few days ago.

Chief among them are the two new songs, then-previews from her now-freshly released album Total Freedom, which only recently has come to see the light of day.

Kathleen Edwards @ Quitters Coffee

Kathleen Edwards
Kathleen Edwards @ Quitters Coffee

. : : August 14, 2020 : : .

Future readers (hello from the past!) may not immediately connect the dots, but summer of 2020 is … different. We’re in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the doors to public places have been shuttered indefinitely. Live music venues, legally unable to assemble audiences and artists but still obligated to pay rent, are closing up shop all over the world. Restaurants struggle with having been shut down for months; some have begun re-opening with extremely limiting restrictions, others have likewise been unable to stay afloat and closed their doors permanently.

Kathleen Edwards, six years after retiring from music and opening a coffee shop in the Ottawa suburb of Stittsville, picked one hell of a time to try and transition back to music.

Kathleen Edwards @ Bonnaroo Festival 2012

Kathleen Edwards
Kathleen Edwards @ Bonnaroo 2012

. : : June 10th, 2012 : : .

I’m going to try something a little bit different.

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of on-going live concerts, and my ever-shrinking budget, I’m going to start sharing some recordings made by other fans from time-to-time.

Where else to start, but with perennial favourite Kathleen Edwards, who is being celebrated upon the release of her first album in eight years, Total Freedom.

Nada Surf @ Lee’s Palace

. : : March 29th, 2010 : : . Alright, let’s try something different. Remember that Nada Surf show at Lee’s Palace I uploaded way back when? Well, I also set up my little Creative Vado HD pocket video recorder on a tripod and got most of the set on video as well. Sound is pretty good, and picture is great. Although the video has trouble with bright and/or strobe lights and drops the framerate significantly during these brief flashes, it generally turned out really nicely. It took me almost ten full months to find a program that could actually understand the Vado’s codecs and convert it to…

Arietta – Northearned [video]

Northearned (Alt. Version) from Arietta on Vimeo. How wonderful is this new Arietta video? I normally won’t post links unrelated to my own live recordings, but this is too good not to share. This is an extraordinarily ambitious live/off-the-floor performance AND video, all done in one simultaneous take. You can actually hear lead singer Tyler Johnston‘s voice fade in and out as he crosses the borders of the frame, and the band bravely avoids overdubs, allowing the occasional flub or missed note stand as-is. But, rather than detract from the experience, the spontaneity and looseness (if that isn’t too harsh an adjective) of the performance…