The Addition Studio will be recording mandolin tracks for Roy Hurd’s new CD, slated to be finished in the spring of 2017.
I have had the pleasure of working with and accompanying Roy Hurd on mandolin for the last year and a half. Roy’s music has been the heart and soul of the Adirondack folk music scene for decades. Holding a staff writing position for both Sony Music and Warner/Chappell, Roy wrote and contributed songs to artists such as Continue reading Addition Studio working with Roy Hurd Adirondack folk singer
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
Campanella Stringed Instruments
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 releases poetry CD
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.
Click on the link to read about Jeff’s visit to the studio and to hear a few tracks from the new release.
Pioneer CS-88 Loudspeakers circa 1972
Being a child of the 70’s, I can say that there are a lot of things I do not miss from that decade. Having said that, I would exclude a few categories from my “I would just as soon forget” list….. Continue reading Pioneer CS-88 and the lost art of loudspeaker cabinet building
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
I came across this video of the Rosenberg Trio and was quickly reminded of my fascination for gypsy jazz guitar aka jazz manouche. The most well known hero of this style is Django Reinhardt. As a young adult, I was first introduced to this infectious style of gypsy jazz playing by Continue reading The Rosenberg Trio and the Quintette du Hot Club de France