“Play me the bad news,” Guy Randall sings, his voice a little like Don Henley, a little like Joe Cocker. The riffs, the words, are bluesy for certain, but they are also full of tender, honeyed, existential soul
Over the last few years I’ve become familiar with the Neotek line of vintage recording consoles. We’re thankful to have added an Elite to our recording tool offering.
Ben and Ron discuss the sound profiles of Ben’s new Guild guitar and his old Seagull.
We’ll be closed the entire month of December 2021 for construction. We’ll be doing the prep work for the contractors to move the walls and doors and level the ceiling in the current live room.
A lonely, isolated closet. Cables and wires. The pulse of a drum machine. “I’ve wanted to make heavy, loud music for a long time…” says John King.
Rodney and the Regulars, Terrycloth Mother and Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts find Tebbs lighting up the stage on a regular basis.
Michael Omartian (born November 26, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, keyboardist, and music producer. He has been a participant in numerous albums during a career that has spanned more than four decades. As a producer, he has had number-one records in three consecutive decades —Wikipedia
This morning I reached out to a few respected drummers to get their opinions on a drum kit I thought might be a good fit for the studio. In the process Brian McTear and I ventured over to topic of getting the kick sound “right” and what right could mean.
His hands fumbled around on a Wal-Mart guitar, searching the strings for one chord, then another. He was learning the ropes. He had stories to tell, untapped passions living just below the surface.
Jesse Gearhart talks to Josh Compton about his various writing and music-making projects, his approach to producing others, and what he is learning from Ron and John through his internship at Realgrey Records in Canton Ohio.
“Anything that happens in life, no matter how severe or sinister, can be turned into something beautiful”. This is how Brandon Covey describes the themes of his new album, Reflections, a series of mostly instrumental pieces centered around his bass guitar.
The summer sun is beginning to wane. Fall winds have swept in, and along with them come rainy, gray days; warning us of the impending winter. Ohio is known for its meandering climates, but I think it’s the chilly, fall evenings that best encapsulate a land that refuses to give up, despite the imminent cold of winter, or of hard times. That is Ohio.
There’s a fair amount of spirituality that creeps into the songs of Kevin Embleton. Not so explicit that it would turn away those less inclined to religion or its ilk, but subtle enough to draw your attention, if only for a moment, to something beyond this life.