Mickey Hart: Out In Space and Down To Earth

Mar 1, 2012, By Blair Jackson

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has been touring since last fall with a red-hot new band and a batch of excellent songs he co-wrote with the Dead’s lyricist, Robert Hunter....

Theresa Andersson's 'Street Parade'

Mar 1, 2012, By Barbara Schultz

The YouTube video for Theresa Andersson’s song, “Na, Na, Na,” has been viewed more than 1.4 million times. It shows the Swedish-born artist—who’s now based in New Orleans—in her kitchen, creating and layering loops of vocals, drums, guitars, to build her original, melodious, rhythmic song....

Mix Interview: Producer/Engineer Joe Chiccarelli

Mar 1, 2012, By Blair Jackson

Chances are, if you checked in on what Joe Chiccarelli was up to in almost any month dating back to the dawn of the ’80s, you would have found him involved in some interesting recording project. What a career! The producer/engineer/mixer has weathered the fads and fluctuations of both the music business and the recording industry with hard work, grace and good humor......

Carolina Chocolate Drops 'Leaving Eden'

Mar 1, 2012, By Barbara Schultz

Twenty-first-century string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops—Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson—first connected through a Yahoo! group called Black Banjo: Then and Now (BBTN). Their shared love for old-time music spurred them to seek out living legacies like Joe Thompson, who was in his 80s when he and the trio became acquainted....

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus | Bringing Music to the People

Jan 1, 2012, By Tom Kenny

It is unquestionably one of the most demanding jobs in audio, requiring a skill set that spans songwriting, musicianship, studio production, live sound, video production/post, IT and distribution. Ten months on the road, each day a new town, each day a new project from start to finish. It might be songwriting, it might be recording a band, it might be a documentary video. You never really know. The talent might be 13 years old and never have touched a musical instrument, or they might be in high school and in a band. They might just be in for a tour to learn about careers. ...

Drake 'Take Care'

Jan 1, 2012, By Sarah Benzuly

Drake may be the hardest-working artist in the hip-hop and R&B world. Three weeks after his 2010 Thank Me Later release, the artist and his longtime producer, Noah “40” Shebib, began production for what would become the 2011 album Take Care, released late November and debuting at Number 1 on the Billboard 200. In between tour dates, appearances at the MTV Awards, BET Weekend and other promotional jaunts, Drake would lay down tracks on the bus and in hotel rooms to the producer’s Mbox-based mobile rig. ...

Classic Tracks: George Harrison's "Got My Mind Set on You"

Dec 1, 2011, By Blair Jackson

After George Harrison’s mellow Gone Troppo album bombed upon its release in 1982, the former Beatle all but announced his retirement from the music business, noting that he was going to concentrate on his burgeoning film operation instead. Beginning in 1979, his HandMade Films company helped produce such movies at Monty Python’s Life of Brian, The Long Good Friday, Time Bandits, The Missionary, Mona Lisa and others. ...

Carole King | A Holiday Carole

Dec 1, 2011, By Barbara Schultz

Louise Goffin describes the relationship between artist and producer as being “a little like the recording artist is the child and the producer is the adult.” It’s a bit ironic, considering that Goffin, a longtime recording artist/composer, just produced her first full-length album project—for her mom, Carole King. ...

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