BGS has partnered with American-made microphone company Ear Trumpet Labs (ETL) for the Portland Series which features ETL’s handcrafted microphones alongside some of Americana’s most acclaimed artists. ETL’s microphones are the brainchild of Philip Graham, who strived to create a unique product that was both visually and aurally stunning, delivering studio quality sound in a live setting, which is exemplified in the video series.
American songster Dom Flemons takes to a “treehouse” for his feisty rendition of “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad.” Brian Farrow accompanies Flemons on fiddle, and the two really lay into the old traditional that has been done up by everyone from Woody Guthrie to Elizabeth Cotten to Bill Monroe to the Grateful Dead. Flemons and Farrow don’t do all of the tune’s verses, leaving room for them to swap runs on the harmonica and fiddle.
Be sure to catch all of the Portland Series videos and vote on your favorite for a chance to win an ETL microphone.
Filmed in Portland, Oregon, in association with EAR TRUMPET LABS