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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

Two Gallants Plus One

The Two Gallants are heading out on tour this spring in support of their latest album, We Are Undone. It’s the duo’s ninth year touring with their engineer and friend, Moses Mayo, who’s sort of the third Gallant. “Technically my job has changed little since I first started,” says Mayo. “We pull in, get the room tuned in as best we can, relax and then showtime. Personally, though, it’s changed......

Kate Pierson Visits Werewolf

Fabulous B-52 Kate Pierson releases her first solo album, Guitars and Microphones, this month. The legendary vocal powerhouse recorded in Werewolf Heart, the personal studio of L.A.-based engineer/musician Tim Anderson. ......

Amen Dunes Have ‘Cowboy Worship’

The Cowboy Worship EP from psychedelic-ambient-folk project Amen Dunes—led by Damon McMahon—is being released as a sort of “companion” piece to the Amen Dunes album Love. ......

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ ‘Medicine’

“I feel like an old soul,” Drew Holcomb sings in “Tightrope,” off his latest album, Medicine. The song suggests a degree of world-weariness, but there’s an energy to the dynamic, well-crafted folk-rock arrangements on this album, which was tracked and mixed in engineer/producer Joe Pisapia’s home studio. ......

JD McPherson’s ‘Let the Good Times Roll’

It was like my guitar amp was about to explode at any moment. He’s done something to it: ‘Don’t look at it! Don’t even point at it!’” JD McPherson says. “It was very intense.” ......

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