As we all scratch our heads over the state of things in the music business, the one absolute gift I feel I’ve been given is a ringside seat to greatness. This past year I’ve had the pleasure to occupy the best spot in the house and listen to Greg Leisz, Bill Frissell, Stuart Matthis, Tony Joe White, Val McCallum, Butch...
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As we all scratch our heads over the state of things in the music business, the one absolute gift I feel I’ve been given is a ringside seat to greatness. This past year I’ve had the pleasure to occupy the best spot in the house and listen to Greg Leisz, Bill Frissell, Stuart Matthis, Tony Joe White, Val McCallum, Butch Norton, Davey Faragher, Pete Thomas, David Sutton, Ian McLagan and many other extraordinary musicians blow the roof off the place. Not only that, but I’ve also had the distinct pleasure and amazing...read more
Had a fantastic time recording The Section: Eric Gorfain, Daphne Chen, Lauren Chipman and Richard Dodd along with three other great musicians, Stephanie O’Keefe and Danielle Ondarza on french horns and pianist David Palmer. It was a great night!read more
It’s been a busy year with very interesting projects. I’ve been privileged to do some remixes, movie prerecords and some really great records. Most recently I got to reunite with Marc Orrell and do some really cool tunes. Marc was a member of the Dropkicks and our last collaboration was the Warrior Code record that had “Shipping Up To Boston” on it. Marc’s new band “Wild Roses” is going to make some noise. I will be posting some music very soon.read more
Hey All, I was reluctant to make this post in light of the tragedy in Connecticut . It seemed like discussing studio news would be in extremely bad taste. After further consideration though, I thought bringing attention to an example of love, kindness and compassion that’s happened recently might provide a little light in the darkness. On Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec 11 & 12), Lucinda Williams, Jakob Dylan, Steve Earle, Joe Henry and John Doe came in to record some songs on behalf of Slim Dunlap who suffered a stroke last February....read more
After finding a great spot with super acoustics and fantastic isolation, the next move had to be pretty well thought out. I had at this point gotten together some pretty cool gear, a nice Neve side car console, some pretty nifty preamps, equalizers, compressors and a nice complement of microphones, it seemed like the next step was to integrate it all and make it work in the new music scene. Nowadays it’s all about getting great sounds, achieving a decent work flow and dealing with the ever shrinking budgets. The first thing I started to...read more