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Sun, Jun 27 2010 07:59
Long time DBW client and founder of Aid Still Required
, Hunter Payne, has released a new CD
. This CD is part of his and wife Andrea’s fight to help raise money for Tsunami, Darfur and Hurricane Katrina victims (to name a few). In addition to Hunter’s song (which I co-produced and mixed) the CD also features many big artists including: Paul McCarthy, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan, Maroon 5, John Lennon, Avril Lavigne, Shawn Colvin, Phantom Planet, Ani DiFranco, Beth Nielson Chapman, Ray Charles, and The Blind Boys of Alabama. Please pick up a copy and help these folks that still require your help.
Sat, May 29 2010 09:15
| Clients, Recording, Studio News
The Wheel keeps on turning
Yesterday I saw one of my long time clients, Dave Wheeler. Dave started back with me over 10 years ago, when I was located in Encino. Ah, those were the days. Using ADATs and having limited equipment. At that point Dave was writing songs and having other people sing them. People such as studio legend, Windy Wagner (who is now doing music for the show, Glee). Flash forward to 2010 and Dave has now completed 6 songs for his debut CD featuring himself as the lead vocalist! I’m so happy to see him tearing it up on the mic. He sounds truly amazing! The songs have a modern rock flare with a tip of the hat to Daltry and Maroon 5. I’m producing and doing all the music tracks and Dave is singing most of the vocals (I’m doing a little backup here or there).
7 CDs (so far)
In other news, another long time client of over 10 years, Golana
is going into mastering next week after us completing mixes on his 7th CD at DBW! Golana is a native american flutist and is signed to Spring Hill Records
. This CD is a compilation of old hymns done as only Golana could do them. The CD features myself on song arrangements, guitar and keyboards. It also features grammy award winning violinist, Charlie Bisharat and the awesome cello playing of Cameron Stone. Look for it out and available by the fall of 2010. Chris Blake
is wrapping up his 3rd project at DBW. It’s another EP. So far he’s done one CD and one other EP. Chris is exceptional and has a very modern sound and very cool voice.
This week I wrapped up a 3 song ep for my new client Glen Guldbeck. Glen came in for 3 hours and layed down the foundation to 3 songs (guitar and vocal) and did my thing by filling in the blanks with drums, bass, guitars, keyboards and backing vocals. They turned out great and Glen is thrilled. I also completed a single release for yet another new client, Henry Valle. It’s a spanish song just in time for father’s day entitled “Donde Estas Papa?”. Henry played guitar and sang and I played additional flurishy nylon guitar, bass, keyboards and directed Henry on his harmonies. I’m excited to be working with both these guys and hope that both of them continue to record and put out some great stuff.
Wed, May 12 2010 07:16
| Clients, Recording, Studio News
Studio legend, Charlie Brown is Back!Studio guitar wiz and legend, Charlie Brown, has been back in the studio. He did a CD with Katherin King Segal a few years ago here but is now recording solo (with my help ;-) and compiling a bunch of Karaoke tracks for live performance purposes. I think we have 12 songs down and will crank out a few more next week. Charlie will be making his debut as as solo performer May 22 at Casa De Carlos in Woodland Hills. I’m also mixing a few new tracks for Paul McCallum’s jazz project. Paul is an awesome guitarist and, as a bonus, has some beautiful guitars. Paul just won 1rst place at the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle constest in the advanced mandolin category. Dave Wheeler, who’ve I’ve been working with for over 10 years, is finishing some great modern rock tracks ala. Chris Daltry style. Dave sounds simply amazing and his song writing is better than ever! I’d also like to welcome another new client (the 2nd one this month!), Israel Valle who hales from the Long Beach area. Israel has a great voice and does some really great latin guitar/vocal stuff. I’ll be doing my thing with adding some additional production work on guitar and other instruments. I look forward to doing many songs with Israel.
Wed, May 12 2010 07:21
| Clients, New CD, Studio News
Glen Guldbeck is awesome!
Yesterday was a great day. I started working with a great new client, Glen Guldbeck, on an original project. Glen actually was only planning on doing a short cover song CD for the purposes of getting gigs, but, after recording his first song (which was an original) and hearing me “do my thing” he was inspired to lay 2 other originals down. I’m now going to do a little production work on these gems. Glen is a great guitar player and has an amazing voice. I an truly honored to work with him. Watch the video to see Glen in action.