At Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for Portland-area artists John and Jose Troncoso, Dealer, Grant Richards, Celtic Poet Society, John Bolt, Soul Vaccination, Three Together and Thirty-3; Cheyenne, WY — area artists The Fugates; and Tempe, AZ, band Brother Lush. Principal bassoonist/producer Mark Eubanks came in to master the Oregon Symphony's Classical #3 concert for radio airplay, as well a new theme piece for Public Radio…Texas-based recording artist Papa Mali finished up a new album at Studio C, located in the Hyde Street Studios (San Francisco) building with producer Dan Prothro. Singer/songwriter Jolie Holland continued work at Tiny Telephone's (S.F.) Studio C with engineer Justin Phelps. Studio C also turned out new albums for percussionist Sikiru Adepoju and Bay Area artist Loop! Station, both engineered by Phelps…At SF Soundworks (S.F.), owner/engineer Tony Espinoza kept both SSL J rooms humming — he mixed/mastered a new album for Bill, produced by Riyadh Drebika; co-produced/engineered Smith Point's next release; tracked and mixed the new album from The Don'ts; and mixed/mastered the forthcoming release from Halou, produced by Count.
Atlanta rockers Sound Decision (with Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair) mixed their debut with Jan Nerud at Sound Lab (Smyrna, GA). Country singer Patsy Dean returned to record two singles with Nerud producing. Lil Jon worked on projects for Lil Scrappy and Bohagan, as well as his new solo album…At Reflection Sound Studios (Charlotte, NC), Bruce Irvine engineered and mixed tracks for Anthony Hamilton's next release, produced by Mark Batson, James Poyser, Kelvin Wooten and Hamilton. Mark Williams engineered tracks for Shirley Caesar and James Brown. Baby worked on a new project with Don Dixon producing and Irvine engineering. Irvine is also co-producing and engineering Shadowflag's debut album…ZAC Recording (Atlanta) ushered in ‘06 with Toni Braxton, in to finish tracking and mixing her latest with producers Brian Michael Cox and Teddy Bishop, and engineer Sam Thomas. Meanwhile, Jagged Edge overdubbed with John Legend, with Dru Castro at the board; JC Chasez worked on tracks with artist/producer Akon, with Alec Newell engineering; Sleepy Brown mixed a new album with producer Ray Murray and engineer Mark Goodchild; über-talented Jamie Foxx worked on his new release with producer Sean Garrett and engineer Castro; and Heather Headley recorded vocals for the song “Back When It Was” for her ‘06 release, In My Mind, with producer Johnta and engineer T. Cash…The Walt Disney Company chose selections from 615 Music's (Nashville) extensive music library for two recent projects. The 615 staff also wrote new theme packages for The Animal Planet and The Food Network's “Sugar Rush” show, and developed new music for HGTV.
Indie rock band the Southern Backtones completed their self-titled debut at SugarHill (Houston) with producer Dan Workman and engineer/mixer Steve Christensen, pictured, hard at work on the Neotek Elite.
Still Life came to Tierra Studios (Houston) to finish their debut with engineer/producer Randy Miller; engineer Glenn Wheeler mixed Here I Am: 10 Hymns for Orchestra, produced by Katherine Sharman; and Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland tracked vocals for her upcoming album in Studio A…Pop-rockers Orange squeezed into SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) to record their band-produced debut with engineers Josh Applebee (tracks) and Steve Christensen (mix).
Lots happening at Loho Studios (NYC): Ryan Adams sat in the producer's chair, working on new projects for Willie Nelson and Minnie Driver, both with Tom Gloady at the board. Another talented artist/producer, Butch Walker produced a track for Lindsay Lohan's next record, while Joe Hogan and Gus Oberg worked on tracks with the Back Horn…Avatar (NYC) also reports an active start to the year. Blue Note Records' Lovano recorded in Studio A with engineer James Farber; Gladys Knight cut vocals in Studio B with producer Tommy LiPuma and engineer Al Schmitt. Producer/engineer Jay Newland recently visited Avatar to record violinist Nigel Kennedy; pianist D.D. Jackson recorded a new one for Justin Time Records with engineer Jim Anderson; producer Don Gilmore worked with Dashboard Confessional on overdubs and mixing for a new project, with Mark Kiczula at the board. And Avatar's newest studio addition, Fred Kevorkian's Kevorkian Mastering, mastered albums by The Bullys, Nathan Maxwell, moe., Saint Bastard and Jamieson Tobey…At the Magic Shop (NYC), Duran Duran recorded a song for Amnesty International's Make Some Noise project with Matt Boynton and Brian Thorn assisting. Keane also recorded new work with producer/engineer Andy Green, and John Goodman mixed a new Matchbook Romance record, among other sessions.
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