Downtime 

Unfortunately we had a flood elsewhere in the house (kitchen into walkout basement).    The studio was completely unaffected BUT we aren't spending much time in the house while it is repaired and the usual creative space doesn't feel so creative at the moment.   We look forward to being back by Thanksgiving and planning on a very creative and productive 2020+!

Thank you for your patience.

 

JJR

Second single release from Abigail Rose 

Very pleased to have worked with Abigail on this "Should've Stayed Home".   It's quite haunting.   It's also purposely minimalistic in the production.   Abigail had a clear vision for how she wanted it to sound.   

New Artist - Abigail Rose 

Very psyched about an upcoming release we just finished up.  Abigail is an amazing singer/songwriter who has been cranking out some great songs.  Her vocals and guitar work are fantastic.  She will go far!  Stay tuned!

Winter NAMM 2019 

Once again, Marie and I made the trip to Orange County and spent a couple of days meeting with vendors and spending time with old and new friends.   While this isn't a 'purchase' year, I always like to keep up on the new stuff and, more importantly, spend some time with key partners like SSL and Avid.  

A new artist I'm working with was there as part of NAMM Generation Next.   She is a great singer, songwriter and likely has a great career in music ahead of her.   I'm very excited to be producing several…

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It's never too early to think about NAMM.... 

Even though it isn't even October yet, we've already got our plans locked in for the annual pilgrimage to NAMM.   Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.    No major equipment upgrades planned BUT always like to see what's new and to stay in touch with the state of the art!

Finally! 

I finally managed to get the first track from my project Soul Rash out the door.   Chris Smith wrote it, he and I played on it, I produced and engineered it and we pulled in some friends to sing and play drums.     Please check it out on all of the usual outlets.   

https://open.spotify.com/album/6bwHyPEeBgpQLvtv4xGyC1?si=Ambbdl2OR5u8h6UKGF0FIw

New one almost there..... 

We're making progress on finishing up one of Chris Smith's songs.  It's something he wrote years ago that we've resurrected and given our own sound.  The track is sounding really good.  Drums, Guitars, Organ/Clavinet, Lead vocals are done.  

Studio update (+Eagles review) 

I hope all of my US friends had a nice July 4th celebration.    I've been moving some things around in the control room and updating a few things (technical and otherwise).   Chris Smith and I are collaborating on 3 of his original songs.   Several other friends are involved, so that makes it a fun project.  Hope we will release them (at least digitally) by the end of the Summer.

Marie and I attended The Eagles concert at Coors Field.  All I can say is, WOW!  They were in top form and I was blown away…

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Talented kids 

Just had Boulder-based Overt Defiance in recording a live demo.   Very talented group of kids (all younger than 17).   There is hope!