Rick Davies’ Latin Funk Thugtet CD update

P1030525 Herm Matlock and Ray Vega.

I am happy to report that all the artists involved with the late Rick Davies’ Latin Funk Thugtet CD project have finished recording their tracks at The Addition Studio this past week.  It’s been a long road, but the studio has seen Herm Matlock, Corey Marsico, Ray Vega, Wayne Davison, Michael Lewandowski, and Alex Stewart performing solos and multiple horn parts for the heads to all eight original songs…….. Continue reading Rick Davies’ Latin Funk Thugtet CD update

Joe Cleary and Campanella Stringed Instruments

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I recently took a trip to Burlington, Vermont to enlist the services of the talented and well established luthier, Joseph Cleary.  I had some issues with my current mandolin that I perform with, so I made a date to consult with him on how to deal with the issues.

I had met Joe previously when he came to the Addition Studio to track some violin on Steve Light’s recording project, “Banjo and Friends.”  I was impressed with the tracks Joe contributed to the album, as well as the violin that he built and used on the session.

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Jeff Cochran Poetry CD

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Jeff worked at recording his new CD at The Addition Studio last spring and now the fruits of that effort can be held in the hand!


This handsome  CD package is an impressive work of art, and it contains two CD’s with a total of 85 poems from this master craftsman of poetry and the spoken word.  Jeff’s artwork for the cd jacket was mastered by the talented graphic artist Gwen Jamison.

P1030434Click on the link to read about Jeff’s visit to the studio and to hear a few tracks from the new release.


Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away


       Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks

I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away.  “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks”  was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s.  The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away