We arrived early and got the sound set up and tested so we could relax a little and eat something before the show started. We will do it that way again anywhere it's possible. There's nothing worse than trying to play when you haven't had any food for hours (found that out the hard way at the May gig in Cannon Beach: By the time we finally took a break and got some food, I could barely talk let alone sing!) At the Cultural Center we were treated just a little like royalty. The last time I was in the building, it was truly a no-frills hall, but they were just getting started. In the intervening years they have turned it into something really special from flooring to decorations to curtains to furniture to sound panels and lighting. The green room is spacious and very comfortable. Overall we were both very impressed.
Everything there worked like a well oiled machine. The sound man, Jeff (thanks, Jeff- you were great!) got everything cabled and tested. On the stage we weren't too sure of the sound, but according to our fellow musicians, it was just perfect out in the hall. The only struggle we had was with the sound out of the monitors, and it probably showed in the first half of the set. By the time we got to the 5th song or so, we had it figured out.
The highlight for me was finally hearing David play live. And I got video! You can watch it here: David L. Douglas June 13, 2015 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Now you know what you missed. We will play another concert together soon, and it would be great to see you in the audience.
thanks for supporting these Two Crows. -jane