I drove down to Nashville last week (about 9-10 hours) because my friends Amelia White and Julie Christensen were having a combined record release show for their new albums. Julie’s is called “The Cardinal” and Amelia’s, “Home Sweet Hotel.”

I recorded their full sets, with pretty good sound from the house mix and the room itself. No effects other than a little parametric EQ. Here’s Amelia, who played first.

Amelia White Nashville CD Release from Tom Weber on Vimeo.

And here is Julie’s powerful set.

Julie Christensen Nashville CD Release from Tom Weber on Vimeo.

It was pouring rain in buckets when we all said goodbye after the show; by 6 am, Music City was covered in a thick blanket of wet snow. I drove 20 mph from Nashville to the state line, and then discovered that Kentucky was worse. First plow I saw was spun around the wrong way and stuck in the ditch.

By Louisville the snow had stopped, and by Cincinnati you’d think nothing had happened. I was home by nightfall.