Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn Tour

Jan 1, 2013, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

She doesn’t go out often, but when she does, Barbra Streisand goes big. On her recent 12-night/10-city Back to Brooklyn tour, she fronted a 72-piece orchestra, 80-voice choir, and welcomed guests Chris Botti on trumpet, Italian teen operatic tenors Il Volo, and her son, singer and actor Jason Emanuel Gould. For audio she carried five DiGiCo consoles, a 56-box Clair I-5/40-box I-3 system, 40 wedges, hundreds of mics, and a mobile recording truck helmed by her longtime colleague, producer/engineer Dave Reitzas. Mix caught up with Barbra Streisand’s audio crew at the Hollywood Bowl for production load-in and saw her show at San Jose’s HP Pavilion. ...

Tour Profile: Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

Jul 1, 2012, By Steve La Cerra

Kicking off June 2 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's Brothers of the Sun tour will play to more than a million and a half fans in 22 stadium shows over the course of this summer....

All Access: Mutemath

Mar 1, 2012, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

Mutemath, touring behind their latest release, Odd Soul, played San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom, a neoclassical former dance hall that was built in 1909....

Avenged Sevenfold Tour Profile

Feb 1, 2012, By Sarah Benzuly

All Access: Chickenfoot

Jan 1, 2012, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

When you assemble Sammy Hagar (vocals, guitar), Joe Satriani (guitars), Michael Anthony (bass, vocals) and drummer Kenny Aronoff (filling in for Chad Smith), you get supergroup Chickenfoot, who bring classic rock ’n’ roll to each venue. Mix caught up with the group and crew at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater. ...

Mix Interview: James Taylor

Jan 1, 2012, By Gregory DeTogne

With sales of more than 40 million albums posted over a lengthy career dating back to 1968, when he signed with Apple Records, James Taylor remains at the top of his game. Lionized by fans, respected by his peers and solidly committed to the art of his craft, the singer/songwriter calls his life his music. Despite all the Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum accolades, all the Grammys and all the fame, he still finds comfort and purpose on the road, where he continues to set records for ticket sales and simultaneously cultivates an uncanny knack for connecting with his audiences on an intimate level, even in large venues. ...

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Tour Profile

Jan 1, 2012, By Candace Horgan

Although they have shared the stage together numerous times during the course of their 10-year marriage, last year marked the first time that guitar wizards Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi recorded an album together, Revelator. They assembled the 11-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band for the project and hit the road in the spring; in October, over the course of 21 days and 14 shows, they recorded material for their first live album. ...

ESS Brings in Turbosound for 'Brit Floyd Experience'

Dec 6, 2011

The "Brit Floyd Experience" saw a Turbosound rig of Aspect and Flex Array loudspeakers provided by Mansfield, UK–based ESS. UK dates so far have included London's Royal Albert Hall and O2 Arena, three shows at the Liverpool Echo Arena, and festival shows at Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight. The 70-date 2011 Brit Floyd tour goes into the UK and Ireland next spring. ...

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