Recently I started a folk/Irish band with a couple other people, just for fun. We're not taking it too seriously and just want to play around town some and maybe make a little extra money.
The thing is, Abilene, TX really kind of sucks for regular venues, especially bands just starting out. We're playing at open mic nights and even headlined a show at the local downtown Artwalk, which is where we started getting noticed. Since a lot of places aren't able to pay us outright or give us a cut of the door (because they aren't charging
at the door), and because a lot of people ask us if we have a CD, we spent the last few months recording one so that there's potential for income even at free shows and we don't have to necessarily beg for tips.
We didn't overdo this thing. Most of the tracks are just how you'd hear us at a show and there's only three of us. A few of the tracks I went a little overboard with on multitracking (Black Velvet Band and McLeod's Reel/Rights of Man/Down By the Sally Gardens especially) but for the most part if you hear a part it's being played live.
I know that there are mistakes on there as well, and I may be inclined to go back and fix them if you all hear something that just really bugs the shit out of you, but otherwise I'm fine with calling them "happy accidents".
Mostly I'd like your mixing ears. I'm pretty amateur at EQ/reverb mixing and it's easy enough for me to quickly fix if you hear something atrocious. I'd just like to be able to sell them for $8-10 and not feel bad about it.
Give the thing a listen on ReverbNation here
Appreciate all comments, positive and negative.