Well, basically....
I’m the luckiest guy in the world.   My “job” (I’m a recording engineer and producer) is to find cool artists & bands and help them make cool music.  How frickin’ awesome is that?  I’ve been doing this music thing here in Nashville for 17 years (since I was 19 years old), and it’s the only real job I’ve ever had.  I absolutely love helping people make music and also take a lot of time to help them make some wise career decisions too.  There’s a lot of bullsh*t. in the music biz, so I try to keep things really straightforward and simple for the people I come in contact with.

I really dig the art of getting artists comfortable and then capturing great performances in the studio. Although I use all types of technology to record, I tend to gravitate to the “old school” way of doing things and record on analog tape whenever I can.  That’s probably the reason I built my retro, all analog recording studio called “Welcome To 1979”.   I also record in other studios all over the country, as well as in barns, cabins, old churches, hallways, highways, byways, parks and garages....basically wherever people are making good music!

If you’re into my approach to things and would like to see if I’d be a good fit for your project, hit me up and we’ll setup a time to talk.
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This week..... 


I’m tracking Magnolia Son’s new songs at Welcome To 1979  studio.

Also, Welcome To 1979 is teaming up with 5 select bands to do a “Live to Lathe” record series.  If you want to be involved, click this LINK for more info!https://www.facebook.com/magnoliasonshttps://www.facebook.com/magnoliasonshttp://www.welcometo1979.com/http://www.welcometo1979.com/BandsBandingTogether.pdfshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3
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