01/15/2023 - New Location, New Grooves

Paul's House
Chase was unable to make this rehearsal, but this is the other four members of Gato Maestro. We switched it up for this rehearsal, with our holidays gigs out of the way. Paul has a new house and he asked us to come over and do rehearsal there. Trying out a new space. We did a LOT more on this particular day, but did not get a lot of it recorded. Ben left his Zoom H4n at Nash Street, and Kyle took it home for him. Kyle did not bring it to rehearsal, so we were using Pauls Zoom H4n. The flash drive had a bunch of other stuff on it, and had a capacity of 2GB total. Ben deleted tracks to make room where he could, but we also just didnt have it running a lot of the time.

01/09/2023 - Lisa and Ben Play Standards

Ben's House
Lisa and Ben decided to see what they could do with some decent recording equipment and Logic Pro. The material? Every standard that Ben has charts for that Lisa knows how to sing. Ben also tried out his new vocal microphone. That was the original goal of this session.

12/17/2022 - Gato Maestro @ Nash Street [partial] - Rainbow Mix

Gato Maestro at Nash Street Tavern
This was a last-minute gig setup by Nash Street. We had a rehearsal the night before to run everything. We were super excited to get to play at Nash Street around the holidays. Ben did a number on the set list and changed it completely around from what it normally is, calling up some of the tunes of yesteryear. Paul couldnt be with us for this gig at the last minute. **NOTE**: There is a second CD that we are looking to get from Rainbow who does the recording at Nash Street. Shes a very busy person so it may be awhile until that gets posted, but please enjoy these tunes in the meantime!

12/16/2022 - Gato Maestro Rehearsal 67

Gato Maestro at Ben's House
We had a last-minute gig at Nash Street Tavern on the 17th and so this was our warm up. Paul had to bail at the last minute cause he had COVID, so partly we were checking out what songs we would be able to do without saxophones, but partly we were also trying to add some Christmas songs in as well since it was so close to the holiday. We also wanted to run Feelin Good with Lisa to make sure we had it solid and could do it properly in the lower key to match Lisas range.

12/03/2022 - Tritones Duke Surgeons Party 2022

Tritones at Duke Karsh Alumni Center
Ben forgot to hit record on his Zoom H4n, even though he brought it to the gig, so its unfortunate but there is no audio for this event. The friends of the band also did a good job capturing some video of the occasion that you can check out here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLauanOA9aBk6uRo2XAcwmO7-kNmHf-IcW

10/02/2022 - Gato Maestro Rehearsal 66

Gato Maestro at Ben's House
Rehearsals are becoming shorter. We spend a lot less time fixing things, so we can focus our energy on the feeling and on the solos. Lisa Timberlake sat in on Feelin Good on this rehearsal. We definitely need to do that one live.

09/10/2022 - Gato Maestro - Private Party

Gato Maestro at Kyle's Parent's House
We played a gig for Kyles Parents 50th wedding anniversary at their house. Lovely folks, some of Gatos biggest fans came out. For the first few songs we had feedback coming from some mystery source and it messed us up quite a bit. This gig was outdoors during a rainstorm, so theres a lot of wind noise. Apologies about that. Doyle Hodgin also sang James Taylors How Sweet It Is to his wife.

08/13/2022 - Gato Maestro at Nash Street Tavern - Rainbow Mix

Gato Maestro at Nash Street Tavern
So good to be back playing at Nash Street tavern. This venue is kinda where we cut our teeth. I daresay this is one of our best shows ever performing out live anyway.

This is the Angel mix. Rainbow is a sound engineer who works at Nash Street. She runs 2-3 mixes simultaneously when a band is playing. This is the From The Board mix that she captured, with individual microphones. It misses a few songs at the end of the set because of lack of space on the CDs she gave us.

08/13/2022 - Gato Maestro at Nash Street Tavern - Room Mix

Gato Maestro at Nash Street Tavern
So good to be back playing at Nash Street tavern. This venue is kinda where we cut our teeth. I daresay this is one of our best shows ever performing out live anyway.

This is the room mix that Ben normally grabs using his Zoom H4n microphone. It was not started early enough in the night on the first set. The second set we got much more and much further into than the Rainnbow Mix did, though, including approximately 4-5 more songs, the guitar songs, and Gatos favorite hits.

08/11/2022 - Gato Maestro Rehearsal 65

Gato Maestro at Ben's House
The audio for this rehearsal was ruined and sounds absolutely atrocious. This serves as a record that we did in fact play this day.