From left: Sadies members Dallas Good, Mike Belitsky, Travis Good and Sean Dean with producer/musician Jon Langford
Jon Langford — the vocalist/guitarist leader of The Mekons, Waco Brothers and Pine Valley Cosmonauts — brought his Bloodshot Records labelmates The Sadies to Wally Mac-Lellan's Wally Sound studio (Oakland, CA; www.wallysound.com). The sessions followed The Sadies' appearance with Langford's Cosmonauts at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco. Langford produced the roots band's forthcoming album, and MacLellan engineered…Producer/engineer Daniel Wyatt (Norah Jones, Mos Def, Blues Traveler, others) was in Clinton Recording (NYC; www.clintonrecording.com) to record two founding members of The Roots — Leonard Nelson Hubbard and Rahzel — for a Hubbard solo project…Solo recordings by Big Star co-founder Chris Bell are now available from Rhino Records' Handmade division. The tracks were mixed and re-mastered at Ardent Studios (Memphis, www.ardentstudios.com) by engineer Larry Nix, using analog masters made in the '70s…RoomOne Studios (Valrico, FL; www.roomonestudios.com) is a new space providing music recording, audio post, commercial production, and surround mixing and sound design. The studio, which centers around a Digidesign C|24 console, Pro Tools HD, and Event and Avantone monitoring, includes a nice selection of microphones and processing, and guitars and basses from Fender, Taylor, Gibson and more.
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