We had an absolutely GREAT time performing with Bounding Main at our concert on June 30 - thanks so much to everyone that came out to see both groups! For most of the audience, this was their first time seeing Bounding Main live and in-person, and from what we heard after the show, everyone was incredibly impressed.
The same weekend of the concert we recorded two new songs that will appear on both groups' newest albums. We sang both at the concert: Away Rio and Tow Rope Girls. They both came out sounding great!
It is interesting to take a look at the different approaches groups take when recording. The Jolly Rogers like to go in to the booth one individual at a time and record isolated from any other singer or guitar (we listen to playback in the headphones). Bounding Main likes to all go in at once and sing together at the same time. Which way is better? Neither - it all comes down to personal preference and the strengths of the group. Going in individually gives maximum editing potential in post production - if anything has to be worked with, you don't have to worry about bleed-over from other voices or instruments messing up the works; however, you are essentially working all on your own. On the other hand, going in all together allows for everyone to work from the others' singing and brings up the energy of the performance; if one person or instrument goes wrong, though, the other microphones probably picked it up and now everyone might have to go back and do it again.
Regardless, it was great fun getting to perform, record and hang out with Bounding Main. The more time we spend with those folks the more we like them!
OK - on to the technical difficulties part of this update. As some of you have noticed, there has been a delay in The Jolly Rogers being able to receive the funds that you so generously offered. We're working on that right now and it looks like it's on the way to being resolved. We thank you all for your generosity - and patience - while we get this sorted out. Thanks for hanging in there with us!