The pride of Hawaii, surfer/filmmaker/musician Jack Johnson, recorded a very special direct-to-acetate show at Third Man Records' Blue Room on June 15, 2013 while in Nashville, TN for the Bonnaroo festival. Jack and his beachy tunes have been bringing a piece of the big, blue sea to fans for nearly two decades and for this wonderful live 12-song set Johnson (vocals, guitar) is joined by Merlo Podlewski (guitars), Adam Topol (percussion) and Zach Gill (accordion, backing vocals). Includes a thoughtful cover of the White Stripes' "We Are Going to Be Friends."
The Third Man Live records are a continuous series of full-length albums recorded in the label's Blue Room which is, arguably, the only current venue in the world where a band can record a live set direct-to-tape in front of a paying audience. These shows are recorded onto one-inch 8-track tape (usually by Grammy Award-winning engineer Vance Powell) in front of lucky-to-get-a-ticket crowds.
The 8-track master is mixed to 2-track tape at Third Man Studio and that tape is then used to cut the vinyl master, thus ensuring the recording remains in the analog domain the entire time and is never transferred to a digital signal. At this time the Third Man Live series is only available on vinyl and not any other format.