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Barbara Schultz

Contributing editor Barbara Schultz writes about music production, audio education and studio design. She's also the managing editor of Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines. Twitter: https://twitter.com/babbyjoschultz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69291777&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Steve Earle’s So You Wanna Be An Outlaw

Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy go way back. Kennedy held the “guitar pickin’ party” in 1985 where Earle first heard guitarist Mike McAdam play. “There were about 100 people at that party, but Steve noticed Mike’s playing, and Mike became a member of Steve’s band for [20 years]. That was back in the day when songwriters just hung around each other,” Kennedy says. “It was......

Cool Spin: Chuck Berry Chuck (Dualtone)

When Berry passed away in March, he had Chuck in the can. We’re told that Berry had been work.ing on songwriting and tracks for Chuck in a personal studio, on and off since the 1980s, but efforts to release the album clearly ramped up more recently, as guest stars on the album include Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff and Tom Morello. Berry’s band comprises sidemen Robert Lohr (piano), Jimmy......

Moon Duo

Keyboardist Sanae Yamada and Guitarist Ripley Johnson are Moon Duo, electronic music collaborators whose latest collections, Occult Architecture Vol. I and Vol. II, are meant to trace a musical path through the seasons. By turns, brighter or darker textures are layered over a central groove, expressing the idea of a natural landscape, and the changing “architectural” facades created......

Man Made Music, New York City

Composer, producer and Man Made Music founder Joel Beckerman says that the transformation of his business, and the ideas behind the artfully designed, versatile studio complex on this month’s cover, began eight years ago.“At that time, a lot of people who were scoring for TV were starting to create libraries of music, where people took 10, 20, 30, 40, up to 100 tracks of music and developed......

Classic Tracks: Camper Van Beethoven "Pictures of Matchstick Men"

Camper Van Beethoven formed in the founding members’ hometown of Redlands, Calif., but it was in their college days, at the University of California at Santa Cruz, that the band began to take off. Camper’s amalgam of punk, ska, country, rock, and international trad folk sounds—all undercut by David Lowery’s sardonic vocal tone—tapped into both of the main musical arteries of Norcal college life......

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