The Ditty Bops - California 2008

For those who are not familiar with The Ditty Bops they are an American band from Los Angeles, California. They were previously with Warner Brothers, however they now self produce their material.

They are noted for their tight vocal harmonies and playful style, and are headed by Abby DeWald (vocals and acoustic guitar) and Amanda Barrett (vocals, mandolin and dulcimer). For those of you who are familiar with their wonderful music, then this is an absolute delight!

This is a full concert of the band performing live at The Freight & Salvage Coffee House (The Home of Traditional Music) in Berkeley, California. This concert took place on the 7th March 2008 and the recording includes both sets.

Source: Soundboard (see comments).

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps.

Genre: Folk, bluegrass, blues, western swing, ragtime.

Set: Full Set

Set List:

Set One:

1. Intro
2. In The Meantime
3. Million Dollars
4. You Made Me Love You
5. Feel From The Outside In
6. Seed Of Wonder
7. Skinny Bones
8. Audience Banter
9. Painted Eyelids
10. Pale Yellow
11. Summer Rains
12. Interlude for Ten Strings

Set Two:

13. Second Set Intro
14. Whens She Comin' Home
15. Fix-It Men
16. Whispering Light
17. Because We Do
18. Angel With An Attitude
19. Always Remember
20. Awake In A Dream
21. Hunting My Dress
22. Crazy People
23. Encore Break Intro
24. E: I Feel Like Singing

Links: Official site HERE. MySpace site HERE. Freight & Salvage Coffee House HERE.


A few notes regarding this recording. It would appear to be from two sources as the second set is noticeably louder. The quality of both sets suggest soundboard as the audience levels on both are as would be expected. Whatever - it is a great gig & the encore sets new standards in live performance !

Download link in comments below or click on the picture above.

Buy: Mp3's at - The Ditty Bops


Beehive Candy said…


Mike - Beehive Candy
tomatodon said…
thanks, Mike. i wasn't familiar with them before. they remind me of early Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks without Dan. I can picture Dan singing most of these songs.