Monday, May 27, 2024

Chris Forsyth at Judson and Moore in Chicago on April 8, 2023

During the week of April 7-12, 2023 I was fortunate to be able to see Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples perform four times on their co-headlining tour -- twice in Chicago and once each in Milwaukee and Madison. These will all eventually wind up on the blog so please keep an eye out for them.


For this tour, Chris was promoting his wonderful album Evolution Here We Come. The band was comprised of bassist Doug McCombs (Tortoise), drummer Ryan Jewell, and guitarist Tom Malach (also a member of Garcia Peoples). Forsyth has explored different methods to help keep tour costs down, and one ingenious method he has come up with is to share band members with his co-headliner (this was especially apparent when he toured with Meg Baird -- both used the same backing band).


On this date, Forsyth performed a cover by the band Television -- which I am sure has special significance for Chris, who at one time studied with Richard Lloyd. He also asked amazing guitarist Bill Mackay to accompany the band for the final two songs.

Buy multiple copies of his most recent album here.

Recording information:

Chicago, IL
Judson and Moore Distillery

Chris Forsyth: guitar and voice
Tom Malach: guitar
Bill Mackay: guitar (tracks 4 and 5 only)
Doug McCombs: bass
Ryan Jewell: drums

01 Dreaming in the Non-Dream (16:22)
02 Heaven for a Few (8:08)
03 Friction [Television cover] (5:26)
04 Long Beach Idyll (10:25)
05 Robot Energy Machine (15:20)

Total time = 55:41

microphone: Beyerdynamic MC930 pair in ORTF
additional source: mono SBD feed
recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6ii at 32/96
software: Audacity, Fission, xAct

Recorded with explicit artist permission


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