Lauris Vidal to record next album live on WMNF
Daytona Beach's Lauris Vidal has developed quite a following in these parts for his banjo-driven alt-folky ballads and bar-rockers. So he'll probably have more than a few Tampa Bay music fans tuning in when he visits the WMNF-88.5 FM studios for a spot on Sonic Detour, hosted by our old friend Duncan Strauss.
However, this isn't your everyday in-studio gig. Vidal and his band -- bassist Roberto Aguilar and drummer Billy Dean -- will actually use his time in the booth to record a live album on the air.
In an e-mail announcing the performance, Vidal said he's been writing material for a new album, and that most of whatever is being recorded on Wednesday "will end up on the album." So in a way, you can consider Wednesday's show a very, very advance listening party for Vidal's next CD.
The recording starts at 5 p.m. sharp on Wednesday. Click here for all the details on the WMNF performance.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Charles Brewer III.