On February 28th, 2013, Chuck Mead (of BR549) recorded Upstairs at United Vol. 8. Chuck graced the sacred space with 6 songs including cherished BR549 fan favorite, ''Opie And Me (Down By The Duck Pond)''. Upstairs At United Vol. 8. is the first of the series to have pedal steel captured to magnetic tape and we hope it won't be the last. The recording stands as a real honky-tonk throw down that we're proud to welcome to the Upstairs at United series. Upstairs At United is a series of all analog, direct to tape, live studio recordings, taped above the pressing plant in tribute to the rich historical significance of that space.
Accompanying Chuck in the classic county romp is Mark Andrew Miller (Upright Bass & Background Vocals), Carco Clave (Steel Guitar, Banjo, Electric Lead Guitar, and Pedal Steel), and Martin Lynds (Drums & Background Vocals).
Upstairs At United is a series of all analog, direct to tape, live studio recordings, taped above the pressing plant in tribute to the rich historical significance of that space.
Each song in this session was recorded in a single take direct to ? inch tape then cut at 45 RPM for the ultimate listening experience.
Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas / Nashville, TN
Sep 14 Fitzgerald Theater Saint Paul, MN US
Sep 19 Abingdon Farmers' Market Abingdon, VA US
Sep 25 The Kent Stage Kent, OH US
Sep 26 Woodlands Backyard Columbus, OH US
Sep 27 Abilene Bar & Lounge Rochester, NY US
Sep 28 Timbers Dinner Theatre Mount Gretna, PA US
Sep 29 Bridge Street Live Collinsville, CT US
Oct 01 Rodeo Bar New York, NY US
Oct 02 Gypsy Sally's Washington, DC US
Oct 23 FitzGerald's Berwyn, IL US
Oct 24 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI US
Oct 25 The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN US
Oct 26 Route 20 Outhouse Sturtevant, WI US
For fans of: BR549, Johnny Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Levon Helm, Jason & The Scorchers, Marty Stuart, Pokey LaFarge, JD McPherson, Drive By Truckers
Format: 12'' Black Vinyl, 45RPM
Packaging: Kraft-style, die-cut, custom series jacket, stickered, in resealable polybag, color insert
Manufactured: United Record Pressing
1) What's Good For You (Is Killing Me)
2) Me and Opie (Down by the Duck Pond)
3) Light of Day
1) Short Goodbye
3) Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise