3/5/14 - The New 76ers released their new record, In the Light, on Saturday March 1st. I'm
so excited for this record. It is so good! Get you a copy and you won't regret it: http://www.thenew76ers.com/
. Started working for WFSU doing remote recording at the Thomasville Center for the Arts for later radio broadcast.
So far two epic performances were captured... John Nakamatsu and incredible pianist, and Guitar Passions, and epic guitar
trio composed of Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan, and Romero Lubambo. Working on some killer EPs for the Tyler Denning
Band and also Trae Budde, both to be released in mid-April. Kevan McCann has been in and out of late working on a GREAT
collection of songs for his solo project.
9/13/13 - Just wrapped up a killer funky jamtastic record with a GREAT
bunch of guys in the band Shoes and Laces. Check out their CD release party at The All Saints Hop Yard on Oct.
11th. Also check out the new record, Whiskey and Pickle Juice, from punk dubsters, Trial By Stone. Took
an epic trip to the world class destination studio http://www.docksidestudio.com
(Maurice, LA) a few weeks back to mix The New 76ers new album on a Neve 8058 console. The record is now on two reels
of 1/2" ATR tape and sounding world class in its own right. Next stop is Mastering. Our 'assistant'
was Justin Tockett, an incredible Producer and Engineer. Check out his work with Marc Broussard. Started mixing some
GREAT songs written in the 70s by Ed Bradley that he has recorded over the last few years with a bunch of local legends.
Also been working hard tracking a great collection of head bobbing acoustic tunes with Wanderfoot. Last but not least
I got to bring the portable rig out on a few grand piano tracking sessions for Aaron Seiler. Good times!
6/17/13 - Check out the new release from Unbreakable Bloodline who just won 'Best Hip Hop
Artist' at the 2013 Georgia Music Awards! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/unbreakablebloodline
. Also just mastered a new release for the Jamie Eubanks Band, Live at the BBC.
3/28/13 - Been
hard at work producing another album for The New 76ers. What is the solution for too many great songs to fit on one
album? Check out The New 76ers' new EP, 'Demolition Man' to find out! http://thenew76ers.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-superhighway-bonus-ping-records-17242-17241
. Also produced a song with Jarrod Brogdon which will become the new theme song for 'Backwoods Life', a hunting
show on The Sportsman's Channel.
3/20/13 - Artists in lately include: Trial By Stone, Dan Newman,
Dave Kelsay, Eric Lampley, Jamal, Belle and the Band, The New 76ers, Driving Lights, The Jamie Eubanks Band, Sabal, Kevan
McCann, Tweet, Jarrod Brogdon, Terry Clark, Danny Goddard, Steve Dedge, AJ Hall, Shari Padveen, Dillon Bradley-Brown, Scott
Campbell, DJ Butch and Bakari, Dave Toleffson, Jess Bradley, and the guys from Wanderfoot to name a few!
- Dan Newman http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dannewman
8/2/12 - Working with several great songwriters (Steve Dedge, Shari Padveen, and Jarrod Brogdon) and
putting some production on their tunes. Lots of great players in the mix... Jess Franklin, Aaron Seiler, AJ Hall, Jamison,
and more... Catfish Alliance has been here mixing some new tunes. The New 76ers just started record #2 and
it is really something! Marvin Halleck recently came by and really went to town on Lil Nancy Magil (my 1944 Wurlitzer
Spinnet upright piano), Chris Lowe came by with some awesome singers and cut some vocals for an upcoming Emtro Gospel Records
release. Dan Newman has been in and out of late working on Album #2 and the rumor is that album #1 will be released
soon! Tweet was recently here cutting some vocals for her upcoming release! The Royal Heavies were in a while
back cutting tracks for a vinyl release. Also Belle and the Band were here cutting a sweet song which accompanies a
really cool children's book. Check it out here: http://www.catandcrowpublishing.com
. AND, Unbreakable Bloodline has been working feverishly to finish up approx. 15 tunes they've cut here over the
last year or so! The Flood has been doing the same. Lot's of upcoming releases to announce soon:-)
3/29/12 - Just finished a killer funk/rock record with The Jesse Smith Project. Jess Franklin was back in the studio laying
down some funky country telecaster licks on a really fun project with Steve Dedge. Check out the video and
live recording of this killer 12 piece band, Sheriff Ariff & the Wali Sanga! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NamXho7cFGI&sns=em
Butch, Bakari, and Jeff Shields (Stereoside) were in recently cutting a great ode to Sopchoppy! Also
been working some fun sessions with The Flood, Shari Padveen, Jarrod Brogdon, and Dan Newman! Busy year so far!!!
1/24/12 - Just finished up an EP for Carnivores of Grace. Check them out if you dare! http://carnivoresatgrace.bandcamp.com/
Did several sessions with Beau Turner doing voice overs for his new show Beau Knows Outdoors. Check it out on
the Sportsman's Channel: http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/programming/descriptions/description.php?ID=463
1/5/12 - My son, Leo Kristofer was born (11/12/11)! Due to that, I took a bit of time off over the holidays.
Check out http://www.icmusicrecords.com
for lots of video and audio clips of the IC Music artists I've been working with over the last year or so.
- Tweet was here recently putting some magic on a killer Angie Stone track. Can't wait to hear the final
production. Also been doing some production and playing on several singer/songwriter projects. Shari Padveen,
Steve Dedge, and Jarrod Brogdon have some great songs that we are building up. Lot's of great players have
been laying down their tones: Hal Month and Adam Sheppard on piano, organ, and harmonium, Danny Goddard on pedal steele,
AJ on drums and bass, Jeff Davis on bass, your's truly on guitars and vocals, Avis Berry on vocals, Dave Kelsey on percussion...
Another cool project with Deborah Desilets has brought in great cast of players: Scott Campbell on guitar, Kevin on
mandolin, Deb on drums, Mark on upright bass, and Danny Goddard on guitar. On a completely different vibe, been having
a blast doing some really technically advanced metal with Carnivores of Grace. Ariel Hill, a great young IC Music talent
came by recently and did some really beautiful solo vocal guitar tracks.
5/27/11 - Phase 1 of the IC Music project
with Ric 'N' Stein is complete. Looking forward to phase II! Recently the incredible R&B
vocalist, Tweet, came through to lay down some serious vocals on a Keke Wyatt track. Starting a country project
with a great local songwriter, Steve Dedge. This will be fun!
2/3/11 - Been working with Motown alum Ric
'N' Stein who's brought in a great roster of artists. Super Funk (my Clav) has seen some nice use as
of late! Some of the tracks we cut have made their way to the legendary Record Plant
in LA to get a proper mixing with another legend, Humberto Gatica. The New 76ers will be releasing their debut March
1st. Check out their video with Log Cabin Studio (and the back of my head) as the backdrop! Sing Along Video
10/4/10 - My good friend Hal has bestowed a great gift upon LCS... A Honer
Clavinet D6 (we'll call him Super Funk) and a Moog Source analog synthesizer (Bob). Super stoked! Thanks Hal.
8/20/10 - Lot's of good stuff of late. Trial By Stone did a record here recently.
It's Dubtastic! The New 76ers finished their record and it's off to Waltz Mastering. Really excited about
this one. They cut it all live and you can feel it! Grant Peeples has been in and out over the last few months and
is gearing up to do a record with the great Gurf Morlix in Austin, Texas. Eric Durrance and Bobby Selvaggio have been
working on some tunes over the last few weeks for the band Tobacco Road
. Good times!
3/12/10 - The New 76ers are releasing a 2 song EP next week... Just before
SpringFest. They will only press 100. I recommend you check it out!
1/29/10 - Dan
Newman's album is complete and in the capable hands of Mastering Engineer Terry Manning at Compasspoint Studios in the
. Dan used a ton of top notch local (and ex local) Tallahassee musicians on his project and it really turned out
great. The band The Good Break has been back in the studio working on completing their album. This is a group
of FSU music students with killer chops! The Satyrs came in at the end of last year and recorded some excellent tunes.
Check the music page for a listen.
11/20/09 - The New 76ers and Grant Peeples have been singing
and playing some really sweet tunes in the studio, all together, in the same room, live and lovely... keepin' it real!
7/24/09 - Dan Newman, David Zimmer, Sencerhouse, Avis Berry, Scott Campbell and lots of great
local musicians have recently been rockin' this studio.
11/13/08 - Hal's album has been mastered by Terry Manning and it is headed to production.
It really turned out GREAT!!! Even Money, a great 5 piece Bluegrass band came in last weekend and recorded and mixed
3 songs in two hours!!! Check out the tracks on the audio page. Finished mixing 11 live tracks from the Purple
Hatters Ball festival, which was held in the memory of Rachel Hoffman. http://www.purplehattersball.com
Bands included on the compilation are Dubconscious, Catfish Alliance, Moe., Full Black Out, and The Euroslutz.
These cds will be for sale and the proceeds will benefit the Morningstar Foundation. Contact me if you'd like to
donate, and receive a CD full of GREAT performances to boot!
9/15/08 - Well the studio is about
98% done, so I'm back in business and it will probably be 98% done indefinately! A great local songwriter, Dan Newman, has
just started a project here in which I am on board as Producer, Engineer, and Musician as well. We've already
had several great drummers guest on the tracks including Dillon Bradley-Brown and Dave Kelsey. Jess Franklin will be
coming down from Nashville next week to add lots more to the tracks, including organ, guitars, lap steel, dobro,
and who knows what else? Also props to Trevor Brooks who has just provided LCS with a sweet Leslie 145 speaker
for ol' Betsy (my sweet Hammond A100). We're also finishing up the final tweaks/mixes on Hal's
project, which will go to Terry Manning at Compass Point Studio in the Bahamas for Mastering sometime in October.
5/12/08 - Did my first remote with the new Alesis HD24xr portable 24 track recorder, laying down some
massive choir tracks provided by the Tallahassee Boys Choir. Great times! Also had Scott Campbell in the studio
for some Country licks on a Country/Rockabilly track by local songwriter John Smith. I hate to make any predictions,
but I'm a few weeks away from finishing up the new control room. I'll also be updating the acoustics in all
the rooms with some great bass traps, etc. provided by GIK Acoustics (Atlanta, GA).
- Days away from building a new Control Room. This addition will add 450 sq. ft. to the studio! The old control
room will most likely be converted to a vocal/amp booth. Also in the works will be a nice deck and bathroom.
Maybe an expresso machine if there's any $ left over. Been working on some really great projects with two of my
favorite peoples. Jess Franklin (http://www.tishamingo.com
)- alt country, roots rock project, of which I am taking on the roll of Producer. That means lots of pre-production
and no corners cut. I've also been involved in a real fusion of music/cultures with my buddy Hal (Ancient Harmony
piano man). This project has tablas, djimbes, and all sorts of crazy percussion instruments, harmonium, piano,
jamming bass, chants, and big choir. LOVING 2008 so far!
8/27/07 - Full Black Out's
album is complete and off to the Mastering Engineer (who just so happens to be a true legend in the music business, Terry
Manning - http://www.compasspointstudios.com
). Apparently I finally found the time to finish my own project. CD release party at The Warehouse, October 6th.
Jim McNeal is off to Nashville with a pocketful of tunes. Good luck my brotha. Catfish Alliance has sent their
tracks off to be mixed by an up and coming engineer and ex Tallahasseeian, Seth Morton, at one of the finest studios in the
). Finally for now, been working with a great rock band, The Purgers. Keep on the lookout for these guys.
6/7/07 - Lots of great music in the works lately... Catfish Alliance rocked out a nice set of tunes,
live in the studio... Keep on the lookout for that. Jim McNeal has been churning out a bunch of tunes and bringing in
a whole set of great local Studio Musicians to participate: Scott Campbell, Jeff Davis, Tom Corbitt, Bakari Hines, Ed
Bradley, even your's truely! Hal, the great keys player from Ancient Harmony has been in recently to produce a nice
ambient track, and Brian Burgess rolled over to mix a sweet little spiritual childrens tune. All in all, way to busy
to finish mixing my band's album, which has been about 95% done since January! Not really complaning though...
3/29/07 - Smackwater Retreiver, a classic delta blues band from Apalachicola, has been cutting a
rockin' album... Snare drum, Upright Bass, and Guitars... good stuff!
2/28/07 - Local rockers,
Mujabica have been working on an album. Also an old school country album is in the works by some great musicians...
1/12/07 - The Warehouse sessions... 3 piece funk fusion project... lovin'
it! All live and super tight...
Full Black Out has been tracking live and giving the new console
a complete run-through/test drive...
Jim McNeal is back and writing more material. And doing
his part to support local session musicians!
Altar of Flesh recently made an appearance at the studio... Yes we rock the Death Metal here
too...These guys are tight! ...
10/2/06 - Building a number of SCA N72 (Neve 1272 style)
preamps and soldering tons of cable in anticipation of the new Console. Stay tuned.
8/30/06 - Been working with Justin Brogdon, and gearing up for a full album project. Also working on
"The House Project" with Mark (Whiskey Richard) and Dave. South Munroe is scheduled for some tracking next
week. Also working with songwriter Layne Murphy from Thomasville to add melody and a full band to lyrics. Finally,
Full Black Out has 6 tunes in various stages of completion.
5/25/06 - We've been remodeling
and redesigning the acoustics in the studio. The live room is sounding sweet with the addition of some Bamboo flooring.
2/28/06 - Borderline 11 recently visited and layed down 10 tunes, all live... Also Lookin' Up, a
great 4 piece southern gospel group did the same...
Andrew Altman and Friends (Mark Roudebaum and
Scott) graced the studio with their sweet and fat funk and jazz grooves. The whole session went down live and was mixed
with minimal processing... Check it out on the Audio page...
Over the holidays, the studio has been
extensively upgraded and modified. We've added 40 tube traps to the rooms which have really tightened up the sound.
We've also added some new mics and preamps, and compressors... it's a never-ending upgrade around here!
Full Black Out is also now booked to record their second album. We'll keep you posted.
Past clients include (but not limited to): Beau Turner (Beau Knows Outdoors) and Warm Springs Productions,
Backwoods Life and the Sportsman's Channel, IC Music and Ric 'N' Stein, Tobacco Road, Shanachee Ent. and Tweet,
The New 76ers, Grant Peeples, ING Sports Network and Florida State University Athletics, Shyam and the Tallahassee Boys
Choir, Whiskey Richard, Socialburn and Elektra Records, H and Ice, Smitty, Dwayne Harvey, That One Band, G
and Dub, Jim McNeal, Verizon, Sonic Union, The Tallahassee Democrat, Justin Brogdon, Tony G., Jess Franklin and
the Best Little Blues Band, Uptown Rudy, Fox 49, TC McGuire Production Services, Window World, Catfish Alliance, etc.