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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

Kandace Springs’ ‘Soul Eyes’

With her smooth, soulful voice and elegant piano style, Kandace Springs sparked excitement in the R&B and jazz worlds with her self-titled EP in 2014, gaining her guest spots on the late-night shows, as well as festival slots and an invitation to perform in June of that year at Paisley Park with Prince, when he celebrated the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. ......

Case Lang Veirs

The first-ever album by the trio of Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs is a thing of immense beauty: miles deep emotionally and sonically, with inventive musical touches and unmatched vocal performances and harmonies. ......

Classic Track: “Trail of Broken Hearts,” k.d. lang

Greg Penny and k.d. lang originally bonded over an Indian lunch. Producer/engineer Penny and his engineering colleague Joe Seta had signed on for some projects with Warner Bros., and the label flew Penny to Calgary, where lang was about to close the Winter Olympics with her version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” ......

The Wild Feathers, ‘Lonely Is a Lifetime’

Pop/rock band The Wild Feathers recorded its latest in producer Jay Joyce’s St. Charles studio (Nashville) with Joyce and his go-to engineer, Jason Hall. “St. Charles is a Baptist church dating to the ’20s or ’30s,” Hall explains. “It’s a large space with a great natural sound that was just meant to record music.” ......

Red Skies at Night

With his Top 10 country album, the Dave Cobb-produced Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (High Top Mountain, 2013), Sturgill Simpson endeared himself to classic-country fans. What a voice—almost like Waylon—and what a cool outlaw sound, not to mention his terrific original songs. Today, Simpson is often mentioned in the same breath as smash country star Chris Stapleton, also produced by Cobb. ......

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