Last Thursday's session with Vinegar Creek covered a lot of ground- mando breaks, fiddle breaks, and some fiddle+bass stuff. At one point I noticed that Jeff was intently scrutinizing the TV, which is always tuned to the classic movie channel for atmosphere.
Seems there was a mandolin in the scene. Not a Loar tho...
I enjoy making field recordings but I haven't had much opportunity to do so lately. Today I chanced into a situation that I couldn't pass by. I didn't have my usual recording gear, but the iPhone records well enough, as long as you're careful to put it in a good spot.