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Here are our instrument inputs, with some basic mic suggestions. Obviously, the mic selection available is different in every situation. If you have better mics, great! If you are in the ballpark, and at least have enough working gear to make it work, then cool.
KICK – BETA 91A
SNARE – SENNHEISER 604
HAT – SHURE SM 81
RACK – SENNHEISER 604
FLOOR SENNHEISER – 602
OVERHEAD(S) – SHURE KSM 137
STAGE LEFT VOCAL – SHURE BETA 57A
CENTER VOCAL – SHURE BETA 57A
STAGE RIGHT VOCAL – SHURE BETA 57A
STEEL GUITAR AMP – XLR ON BACK OF AMP (QUILTER), OR SHURE BETA 57A
GUITAR AMP 1- SHURE BETA 57A
GUITAR AMP 2- SHURE BETA 57A
ACOUSTIC GUITAR – DIRECT BOX
BASS – PASSIVE DIRECT BOX
FIDDLE AMP -SHURE BETA 57A
There are bands that play country, and then there are country bands. Some would say it boils down to authenticity – and in this day and age that is increasingly hard to find. But when you drop the needle on an Eleven Hundred Springs record, or find yourself at a show, you’ll know you’re listening to the real deal. That’s not a thing one can imitate, and the boys in Eleven Hundred have the pedigree to match any of the all-time greats. It’s about honesty and lack of pretense, a commitment to the true soul of country music – what Steve Earle calls real country music.
Listening to the band is like pulling out your favorite country albums. They may not look like the average contemporary country act, but the love of tradition and hardscrabble spirit that make up true Americana is easy to see. When guitarist and singer Matt Hillyer and bassist Steven Berg first started the band way back in 1998, there were folks that reduced their sound to imitation – amalgamations of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams and the like. But over the course of twenty years and eleven albums, Eleven Hundred Springs have proved time and again that it’s not imitation, it’s everything that makes the classics so timeless: amazing songwriting, great performances, and distinct personality.
Twenty years of constant performing, traveling, recording, and releasing albums of original material is a hard earned life. Thus, in 2017, just before celebrating their second decade as a band, Eleven Hundred had reached a crossroad. They decided to breathe new life into the band, starting by booking the live shows they all truly felt good about playing, introducing excitement and fun back into the equation. This decision also led to bringing in new members to the Eleven Hundred brotherhood, introducing Chad Rueffer on guitar and vocals, Ray Austin on pedal steel, and Christian Dorn on drums.
With the new lineup and outlook in place, the band set about recording new material, releasing The Finer Things in Life in 2018. They also diversified, publishing video segments on a YouTube channel focused on happenings at their studio, the distinctive Cadillac Barn. The Barn even became the setting in which they recorded their newest record, which feels as much like a rebirth as anything. Aptly titled Here ‘Tis, it’s the perfect distillation of what continues to make Eleven Hundred Springs one of the best country/Americana bands out there today. While working on the album, the band struck up a friendship and, ultimately, working relationship with the folks at Dallas’ State Fair Records. Here ‘Tis will be released on SFR in 2020, making now the perfect time to get onboard with Eleven Hundred. It’s another instant classic that will slide
right in alongside all your favorites.
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