Wow. What a religious experience. The performance by Ms. Sara & The Help absolutely filled the room. Everyone in the room was simply swimming in their music and loving it. Literally, at one point, we were trying to figure out who in the audience was singing back-ups because the vocals just seemed to come from everywhere.
The Help was John Caplan on acoustic and resonator guitar and Jay on acoustic guitar and banjo. The guys also sang harmonies. There’s really not much else that can be said. You have to hear it for yourself. What a wonderful night of sick vocals, harmonies, stringed instruments galore, virtually all new songs and a few covers of fellow Baltimore artists.
Technical info: Ms. Sara vocals: Sennheisser 421, Jay’s acoustic guitar and banjo: SM81/Fathead ribbon, John’s acoustic guitar and resonator guitar: SM81/Fathead ribbon, Jay and John’s vocals: Sennheisser 421, Room mics: AT871R boundary.
Recorded on November 12, 2009 at Mobtown Studios
Vocals by Sara Kryscio
Guitar by Jay Bird
Guitar by John Caplan
Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman
Artwork by David Manchester