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Reveal Audio Studio News as of April 15, 2016

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Colin Alvarez

The Colin Alvarez Band recorded their new EP, "From The Top" here in the studio. I tracked them live, only overdubbing the guitar solos and the vocals. The album is available on iTunes and soon will be on Pandora as well. From L-R: Charlie Korch (drums), Colin Alvarez (guitar/vocals), Darryl Lee (bass), Justin Cerasiello (guitar).

 

Colin Alvarez

Russ Still and The Moonshiners

Russ is bringing the band in to record tracks for their upcoming album. Russ and I already had  basic guitar/vocal tracks. The first members in were bassist Ed Usher (L) and drummer Kevin Pinson (C). Following them (not pictured) were lead guitarist Chris Hinson and rhythm/slide guitarist Ben Still. Russ and the band have been at the top of Reverbnation's local charts for quite some time now and have built a sizable following. They were named Georgia Music Awards' Country Band of the Year in 2015.

 

Russ Still

Bob Bakert

Bob has been working on two projects simultaneously. The first is a CD and video project from his live performance at the Velvet Note in March 2016. The other is his newest EP, Explorations, a collection of classic jazz with some of the top players in not only the Atlanta area, but the nation. Here he is pictured with Louis Robinson (L), at Bob's vocal session.

Bob Bakert

Jim Chase

Jim continues to create and record new music with old friends like me, Steve Hawes (L) and Rick Dovi (C). A number of his songs have been selected for consideration on various film and TV projects through Broadjam. In April 2016, he was the #2 country artist on the local Reverbnation charts for Dacula GA.

Jim Chase

Benz Paul

Singer and songwriter Benz has come a long way in a short time. In the past few months, Benz has written and recorded five new songs - Big Bad Wolf, Then Do It, Raise The Bar, Make It Right, and Inside My Head. He is very close to releasing his first EP. Be sure to check out his music on SoundCloud.

Benz Paul

Slam Dunkx

The S.C. rapper is still going strong with new music nearly every week. Since the last time I posted, he has completed I'm The Man Now, Band Throw, It's You (ft. Kysha), Rough Sex, Think It Over, and his newest, Jump Out Of Hundred.

Slam Dunkx

Preston Camp Jr

Can I say it? Finally! The new Preston Camp Jr album, Red Texas Sun is ready for release! This has been a long time in the making, but we finally put the finishing touches on it with some great pedal steel by Tommy Dodd and (below) background vocals by Jennifer Ferren.

Preston Camp Jr
After her vocal session, Jennfier and I pose underneath Diane's steer horns and make our own little finger horns as well. Hey, Texas and all, you know. J Ferren

Erin Mooney

Erin (R)recorded two new songs with me - In The Grand Scheme and Questions We Don't Ask Anymore. Contributing her talent with the lead vocals is recording artist, producer, and songwriter Susan Shewbridge. The picture was taken just before Christmas, as you can tell by just looking at Susan's boots!

Erin Mooney

Dean Taylor

This was a crazy fun session with Dean and his band, Better Days recording Freedom Ain't Free. In the studio was Ukranian videographer Oleh Karataiev who we talked into performing a speaking part during the intro of the song. His footage and edits of the video are very powerful. From L-R: Oleh (video), Mike Levasseur (keys), me (bass player for the evening), Dean Taylor (guitar/vocals), Lou Carta (guitar/vocals) and Mark Robison (drums/vocals).

Dean Taylor

Patrick Beaufort

We created three different arrangements of a new song by Patrick, which he conveyed by simply singing to me. He envisions it as an R&B power ballad.

Patrick Beaufort

Amy Abernathy

Songwriter Amy has been crankin' 'em out lately. She is strictly a lyricist, so she depends on others to take her lyric and contribute the musical side. For the song, Ashes, her cowriter was Brenten Edens. I found Dallas Martin (L) to sing it for her and it turned out great.

Amy and Dallas
Next up was I Wish You Love - a strong inspirational country ballad. I paired her with Joy Summerville Johnson (R) on vocals. This song went on to get placed as the #3 country song on Broadjam, which gives Amy the prize of not having to pay for song placements for a year. Amy and Joy

Lloyd Henry

No, the picture is not Lloyd. It's the smooth voiced Derek Pittman, who sang the demo of Lloyd's R&B jazz song, I Am In Love With You. Also featured on the demo but not pictured is the crazy talented Marla Feeney on saxophone.

Derrick Pittman

Robert Charles

Robert used me to record his country song, The Bottle Is Calling My Name. Robert sang it (and sang it well, I might add). He called on his friend Meredith Northcutt to play fiddle and George Sandler to play live drums.

Robert Charles

Here is George, being his most comfortable self, behind a room full of drums. Great performance as usual!

 

George Sandler

Cindy Lou Harrington

Cindy Lou came in to record music that will be used to demonstrate her Handy Eye Chart, developed in partnership with Emory University. My friend Cindy Lou is one smart cookie. There are many children who cannot be tested with existing visual acuity charts including the very young, non-verbal, non-English speaking or developmentally challenged children. The chart consists of images of hand gestures instead of letters. Children can use their own hands to replicate the gesture to indicate recognition of the symbols. I have said often that nothing we ever do in our life is wasted. This chart is the coming together of everything Cindy Lou has done since I have known her - educator, performer, songwriter, spiritual teacher, and business person. This is a true contribution to our society and I am very, very proud of her.

Handy Eye Chart

Marty Nickel

What's that sound? Why, it's the waves of the ocean lapping upside your head! My favorite beach bum, Marty Nickel, is working on his next CD. I'm loving the new stuff. We got a chance to bring some Beach Boys magic to Off The Grid. Sea Breeze is soft and soothing. And Seafood and Sunsets are two of my favorite things! Marty is one of the regularly featured artists on Tiki Island Radio. Tune in to catch him there and stream him on Spotify.

Marty Nickel

Brenten Edens

In addition to being the cowriter on Amy Abernathy's "Ashes," Brenten recorded two of his own with me - Southern Cross and Settle Down. He brought in brother in law Michael Dotson to play live drums.

Brenten Edens

Tommy G

Tommy brought in tracks for his song, 4 U, recorded at another studio. We spent some time tweaking and fine tuning, then added vocals, and mixed and mastered. Just another day in the studio!

Tommy G

Mike McCarroll

If Southern Rock is your thing, Mike is your guy. This next album is going to feature some styles of music that might seem a little outside, but we are managing to bring them back into the fold. One of them is Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Going Nowhere."

Mike McCarroll
Another one is "The Restless Kind," a Waylon Jennings original which was also covered by Travis Tritt. On the session to help us with our arrangement was Travis' guitarist, Wendell Cox, who put down some amazing slide guitar. BTW, the amp he's sitting on is the Fender Custom Shop snakeskin Hot Rod Deluxe on loan to me from bro-in-law Tommy Dodd. It rocks the house! Mike and Wendell

American Hope

American Hope is Jameson Hope (2nd from L - lead guitar/main vocals), Jadyn Hope (3rd from L - guitar/BGVs) and Kenyon Hope (not pictured - drums/vocals). Parents Jeff (L) and Quayla (R) help in guiding the boys with their music and also contribute to the songwriting. Qualya wrote Austin Mode and Jameson wrote Gray - both standout tracks. They have already opened shows for Alabama and Lee Greenwood, and they're just getting started.

American Hope

Susan Schreer Davis

Susan wrote and recorded two songs for a very dear friend who recently passed away. Part Of Me is the serious side, a beautiful song of remembrance. Bonnie Was Buried Barefoot is the not-so-serious side, written about an unfulfilled last wish. We also got to try out our gospel choir chops with her song Angels, and then give it all up with Lay My Head And Rest.

Susan has published a book about her life coping with crippling mitochondria disease titled "The Great Undoing and My Journey Home." The book signing will be at The Daily Grind in Marietta, on Friday, April 22 from 7:00pm-9:30pm.

Susan Schreer Davis

Joe Nelson & Theo

You Highness (L) and Joe (R) from Music One Entertainment brought tracks in of Raise Them Cups from another studio to mix down and master. We also made some changes to our previously recorded song, Racks Stacked Up.

Joe also manages singer and songwriter  Ray Ray johnson.  
 You can ollow  them  on instagram @music_one_ent
Joe and Theo

E Gail

Esther recorded a holiday song with me at the end of 2015 titled Here Comes Another Holiday. At first the listener thinks it is about dreading the holidays, but it has a nice twist at the end.

E Gail

Mike Register

Mike (L), the acting chief of the Clayton County Sherriff's Department, brought in the talented crew from the office to record a public service announcement with the purpose of making people aware of the problem of homelessness. He wrote the song - (You Don't Know) What Brought Me Here which features Felicia Warner (C) and Seth McCarth (4th from L) on the main vocals. Click the picture for the YouTube video.

Mike Register

Gerald Craig

Gerald recorded a very cool reggae style song with me - A Child in The Water. While it wasn't necessarly written for this reason, it has overtones of the need for attention to the human refugee problem in the middle east.

Gerald Craig