Ménage has just released a full-length live album: Ménagerie: Ménage à Trio Live at Conflikt 2019. As you might guess, it’s a live recording of Ménage’s concert at Conflikt 2019. For that concert, we were joined onstage by Amy McNally (fiddle) and Dr Mary Crowell (clarinet) — so for this concert, we are Ménagerie.
This is not simply a “raw” recording of a live concert; Betsy and Alec have spent quite a bit of time tidying it up, mitigating issues like audience coughs and inter-instrument volume/balance as best we could. We didn’t “clean up” any of the raw energy, enthusiasm, or joy that was part of this recording, though! You’ll be able to hear our (enthusiastic and chaotic) audience calling out prompts before each song; you’ll hear us creating new music in the moment in response to those (often interesting) prompts; and you’ll probably also be able to tell what a giant bunch of dorks we all are. We have so much fun making music together!
Ménagerie is now available on our Bandcamp page, both as a download and as a physical CD!