Geltman Live Session w/ The One Night Stand Band
Sunday, July 11, 1999 some of Bostons best and most
beloved musicians gathered for a one-night-only engagement
at Cambridges legendary Club
Passim to help local rocker Laurie Geltman record a special
acoustic performance. It was a hot night and the club was
sold out for this experimental evening of 16-track digital
recording, digital video, and an internet broadcast.
guests included Jim Fitting (Harmonica), Ramona Silver (vocals
and pump organ), Patty Barkas (vocals), Jimmy Ryan (mandolin),
Dinty Child (accordion and mandocello), Mike Rivard (upright
bass), NYCs Trina Hamlin (harmonica, vocals and percussion),
Mike Castellana (pedal steel), and Ken Schopf & Suzi Lee
from the band Slide. Music included unreleased songs, stripped
down versions of older material and cover songs special to
concept was not so much to record a typical concert; this
wasnt a typical show for me. Instead, the audience basically
witnessed a recording session, albeit one that was geared
to entertain. I invited musicians who could bring their own
magic to the stage; players I admired and enjoyed. We had
no rehearsals as a group; only one week of small group or
one-on-one rehearsals, and wham: were making a record.
I was taking a chance in a live setting, but the audience,
technical team and club staff were amazing and made it happen
as much as the musicians."
Pictures" Title Concept:
Pictures" (track #3) is the name of a Neil Young song
that was covered during the show. The song appeared on Youngs
1974 On The Beach album, but only recently was released on CD. "Its
a beautiful, obscure song that Ive loved for years. Audiences
seem to like it as well, so its a joy to be able to bring
a gem out like that and share it with people."
CDR: Motion Pictures, A Live Session
Thornal shot the entire evening on digital video and directed
the enhanced portion of the CD. Along with a live session, an interview
and additional footage were used to complete the documentary. Geltman,
who was a film major at Boston University and film score major at
Berklee College of Music, captured the video stills used for the
artwork. There are no photographs used in the artwork.
out the quick-n-dirty
photo album from the video shoot!