A BENEFIT FOR REAR WINDOW STUDIO. Rear Window studio was severely damaged in a flood this year and this benefit is to help bring the studio back to production. Many grammy winning and nominated artists have worked here.
Acclaimed artists such as Dwight & Nicole, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Barrence Whitfield, Carlos Santana, Yo Yo Ma, Four Piece Suit, Chandler Travis, James Owens, Zanna, Bangalore, Dan Bowden, Shayne Holland, Kelly O'Malley, Sax Gordon, and many others have made great recordings at Rear Window Studio. And now, musicians who have recorded and rehearsed there for years have come together to put on a benefit show at Johnny D's to help cover some of the costs of rebuilding the studio, so that it may continue to be a source of great music in future years. FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Zanna Tim Gearan Chandler Travis SuperGenius The Major Characters Red Hot Pokers Four Piece Suit Barrence Whitfield Dwight & Nicole There will be a silent auction and a raffle of services, artwork and autographed collectibles by artists like Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and more! BACKGROUND: After 15 years of service to the Boston music community as a recording and rehearsal space, Rear Window studio was devastated by two “hundred year” floods, within a space of 2 weeks in the Spring of 2010. On the night of March 14, there was a small trickle of water in the corner of one of the isolation rooms, but by the next morning, the entire main live room and both isolation rooms were under water. Vintage amplifiers and recording equipment were also submerged, and sustained significant damage. Thankfully, unlike the situation in Nashville, no musical instruments were lost. Thanks to the tireless efforts of many of the musicians who have been connected with the studio over the years, the water was eventually swept and pumped out, and the studio was able to function once again. However, in the wake of the flood, the studio was left with serious damage to the interior, and was found to be in need of extensive repairs to its outer walls. This necessitated partial demolition of the main isolation room, and excavation to the foundation 10 feet below the ground. The company insuring the studio refused to pay for repairs, due to the lack of specific flood insurance. FEMA refused to assist, as a recording studio is not a primary living space. The studio is currently fully operational, and sounds as great as ever, but in order to prevent future flooding it has been necessary to do extensive repairs to the foundation, and these are ongoing.
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