Excuse the lack of updates, things have been so busy, just haven;t found time. In February, after doing some rearranging and opening up the new lounge, the studio hosted a band made up of Tom Luce, Charlie Colin formerly of Train, Steve Bowman formerly of Counting Crows, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon and producer Sean Genockey.
update: these guys never paid their very large bill, went to court, it's been awful.
Just click on the 'Live Stream' link above. If we aren't live right now, click the link under the video window to view past sessions.
Today The Moth and the Flame are in the studio recording a bonus track to go along with their upcoming release which recorded here earlier this year.
Next week Stephanie Mabey will be back in to continue work on her upcoming album.
Work also continues through October on an upcoming release for Deseret Book artists Mercy River.
We spent the last few weeks with Fictionist recording a new EP to be released soon. Now we are spending days recording vocals and mixing for HIlary Weeks. Some of these sessions will be streaming live, so be sure to check out the live stream link in the navigation bar.
Also, mark your calendars, The Lower Lights will be back in the studio August 25-27 and 29th. All of the sessions will be streamed and it should be a good swho so tune in.
Recently began to record the 2nd half of Dustin Christensen's long awaited solo album. Everything was recorded live with 11 players:
Dustin Christensen - vocals and acoustic guitar
Paul Jacobsen - banjo, electric guitar, background vocals
Dylan Schorer - pedal steel, lap steel, electric guitar
Brian Hardy - piano, organ, wurlitzer, bells, background vocals
Debra Fotheringham - acoustic guitar, background vocals
Aaron Anderson - drum kit, percussion
Pat Campbell - drum kit, percussion
Stuart Maxfield - bass
Mark Smith - cello, mandolin, background vocals
Ryan Tanner - acoustic guitar, wurlitzer, bells, background vocals
Scott Wiley - bass, electric guitar
This time we decided to go for a hybrid approach to the all live in one room thing we did on Sarah’s last album. You can see a video I shot on my phone as the band was learning one of the songs here. If you’d like to hear even more, check out this version of Calling My Name that Jed Wells shot when we were out for lunch during the sessions.
The main difference was putting Mr Pat Campbell off in his own room, so he could be free to open things up a bit. I must say it was so great to get to hear Pat let loose again.
I went with my own version of the Glyn Johns 3 mic method. U67 up top, AEA R84 looking over the floor tom to the snare drum.
along for the ride this time were:
Sarah Sample - vocals, guitar, ukulele
Ryan Tanner - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Dustin Christensen - piano, vocals
Paul Jacobsen - acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, percussion, vocals
Pat Campbell - drums, percussion
Ryan Tilby - upright bass, electric bass guitar, ukulele bass, banjo, broom
Brian Hardy - keyboards, bells, bass drum, pump organ
Dylan Schorer - pedal steel, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lap steel, mando guitar
George Brunt - electric bass guitar
Scott Wiley - electric guitar, electric bass guitar, knobs, buttons
Peter Breinholt - snaps
Andy Allen - snaps
and special guest Mai Bloomfield from Raining Jane - cello, guitar, vocals
Everything on this record was done completely live, and there was very very little comping or editing at all. this included at times 5 part vocals, 7 or 8 instruments, etc etc.
We recorded the entire album in 3 days - July 12th-14th. all in all, thanks to Sarah’s excellent songs, and the amazing players who gave their all, this is one amazing album.
After many years away, and after much debate and negotiation, June Audio Recording Studios is officially back. Things around the studio won't be changing much, but from now on we have an official name again!