At the end of 2008, I performed a concert in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. This show was the 198th event that I did that year, which turned out to be my busiest year of performing.
The live album (Can You Hear the Music?) was released in the spring of 2009. It can be purchased at http://www.jeffmilleronline.com/store.html . To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its release, I've revisited video footage of the concert, taken from the back of the venue. The recording of the live album coincided with the 10-year anniversary of live looping for me, so this video playlist could also be said to commemorate 20 years of live looping.
The evening had to be condensed into a single cd to make the live album, so much of the between-song material was edited out, and some songs did not make it to the final release. Perhaps you will find them here.
The video is from a formerly-fancy Samsung camcorder, which was shot in 720p. Any missing video during songs is due to the need to swap out memory cards or/and batteries in the middle of filming. Those were the days!
Here's a sampling of some of the better videos taken at shows through the years. There are more on my page, but I wanted to get the best ones together in one playlist. These were taken at shows done in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and London
This series picks up where my original Loop of the Week series left off. The difference is that I will only be using four strings in each weekly creation. Yes; the mandolin has 8 strings, but there are only 4 different pitches of the open strings. And if I will be on tour on any given week, and need to use my guitar, I will limit the use of the guitar to 4 strings.
In the spirit of the original series, the live loop creation and performance is the focus of these videos, so you likely won't see much flashy production, multiple camera angles, or graphics layered on the videos. It's just the raw performance.
Welcome to my "Loop of the Week" series! I will do my best to improvise a new piece of music each week, and record a video of it. If you aren't familiar with live looping, it involves recording music live, on the fly, and then (usually) overdubbing on top of it, also live. Hopefully you can figure it out while watching these videos.