Up up and away! What's not to like?Thanks to new fans all over Africa and especially Guatemala.Voy a poner un cancion nuevo en Espanol de pronto.Gracias!
Yesterday was my best day ever on RN.33 listens and a ton of visits.To my friends around the world,I can only say Thanks!!
"John Gray Road" and "True Believer' aere the promo songs ending March and entering April..Stay tuned friends and fans!!
Just posted "If Ever" from the "Timeless"CD this morning.More fans than ever and climbing the charts on RN fast and furiously.Thank you planet earth! Peace!
Posted more music,more pics and still much more to come.Stay tuned folks.We're just getting started!!
Added several more pics today.Many more to come w/major celebs and fans.Stay tuned!
It's incredible.More and more fans every day.Already,there are 3 shirts sold.Another 27 to go-each will get a free poster featuring the album in the shirt pic.Remember,you must have a pic IN the shirt you bought to get the free poster with a dedication.This all ends on June 1st,so get a move on!
In 1976,I owned a studio in Indiana which by 1979 had become Intermedia Broadcast and Filmsound,with partners Don Morrell and Mark McClain.In 76 I also started to travel in Latin America.In 1978 I went to Mexico City to visit my brother Pete(who was an exchange student at La Universidad IberoAmericana),but also to visit El Centro de Crabacion,a new complex of three round recording studios in Mexico City that I had read about inREcording Engineer/Producer Magazine.The director was Jose Antonio Zavala(of The Hermanos Zavala-who were for decades The national Ambassadors of Mexican music to the world-traveling to China and all points on the globe from the 1950s forward).Jose Antonio recieved me warmly that summer day,and gave me a private tour of the complex.Then,he turned me over to Mexico's all-time most famous recording engineer, Antonio"Tony"Carbajal.Tony had recorded virtually everyone who was anyone in Mexico over a span of about 50 years when he died in the 90s.At any rate,Tony and me spent literally that whole afternoon together.He told me how he had recorded Rod Stewart there just a few weeks before,and Jose Feliciano just days prior.He hauled out a stack of 2" tapes and played his ongoing productions-one after another-on the big 3M 24 track with the huge tape looping across the weird "front-mounted"heads.It was an incredible day I will never forget.Tony was also an actor(ie the TeleNovela"Vanessa" with actress Lucia Mendez,who I later worked with live in concert),and worked in a slew of TeleNovelas and movies and TV soundtracks..Lucia Mendez' tour promoter at that time was Mario Villacorta,a friend from El Salvador.RIP the legendary Tony Carbajal.Sound engineer for the ages!
I have a MySpace Page (Email is:"masteringroom@MySpace.com" that is about 10 years old.In that time,I have made online friends with a great bunch of people who are not currently friends on Reverbnation or Facebook.The following is a partial list of my friends from my masteringroom page: Sasha Eleyce,The Band Perry,Lady Antebellum,Papa Roach,Carrie Underwood, Daughtry,Guns N Roses,Pink. Coldplay, Shakira,Boys Like Girls,Faith Hill,Neil Young, Miranda Lambert,Celine Dion,and Linda Ronstadt. This is a partial list,and keeps on growing as time goes on.Onward!!
I have not said that I have engineered and/or produced dozens of albums with a variety of platinum artists.I have co-produced/engineered with Steve Starnes(16 CDs with him alone),Grammy winner for best engineer with Eddie Cramer(Eddie recorded Jimmy Hendrix Experience,Led Zeppelin,Cream,and a ton of other huge platinum artists) for Buddy Guy's "Slippin' IN,and engineer of Asleep at the Wheel,Frank Sinatra and many more.I have also worked with Steve Chadie,(who engineered Sublime,Los Lonely Boys,Willie Nelson,etc),and have connections with Steve Klein,(who recorded The Bee Gees,Eric Clapton,Fleetwood Mac-who I have spent time with-andAerosmith,among many more).I also know Godfrey Diamond at Perfect Mixes in NYC.I was in his brother's(Gregg Diamond) band in 70-71 on MGM/Colossus records in NYC-produced by Jerry Ross from American Bandstand.Godfrey recorded virtually all of Lou Reeds stuff(Take a walk on the Wild Side is one),He also recorded Kool & The Gang(Jungle Boogie),and Aerosmith(Love on an Elevator),Frank Sinatra,Frankie Valli,The Sountrack to the movie Grease,and many hits.I also recorded in 1970 with Tommy Strong at Monument in Nashville.Tommy recorded Roy Orbison(Pretty Woman,etc),Al Hirt,Floyd Kramer,Reba McIntyre,Chet Atkins,Kris Kristofferson,Ray Stevens,Sammy Smith,Floyd Kramer,Ray Stevens,etc.. I am connected with the Vanelli Brothers(Gino and Joe)and their studio(Blue Moon)in Agoura Hills ,Ca,Flashpoint in Austin(100's of CDs)and several more.One acquaintance,Art Bechtel,was a major engineer at A & M,recording The Carpenters,and many more.I have engineered/produced 6 albums at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio on his ranch(too many hits to list)and his Arlyn Studio in Austin(Stevie Ray Vaughn,Bonnie Raitt(8 Grammy-winnng album),Buddy Guy,Barenaked Ladies,Jeff DeVillez,etc,My whole point in this is,if you want a top shelf production,and you can afford to spend a little money(not $500,000 -$1,000,000 like major label budgets),I can get you a finished master (mastering by Terra Nova in Austin(Johnny Cash,Neil Young,Willie Nelson,Paul McCartney,Jeff DeVillez,etc)or Glenn Meadows in Nashville (Fleetwood Mac,Bob Dylan,George Harrison,Steve Miller Band,Jeff DeVillez,etc,etc) for less than $50,000 including Grammy award-winning musicians with charts,world-renowned studios,,multi-Grammy-winning engineers,me as producer,and a spectacular world class master ready to manufacture.I also master in my fully digital 24/96 private mastering room featuring NS10M monitors(fully equalized for the room)and Mackie 824 THX,powered,bi-amplified,fully equalized theatre monitors I have access to the best photography(Gene Rogier at Photics in the USA-see Architectural Digest,and one of the most in-demand photographers in the world-book him at least 6 months ahead)and Fabio Nosotti (who has photographed more than 75% of the major label artists in the world),Milan,Italy.Photography and layout/design are a separate expense,but I can get you a deal on those things too.Designer of 40 years+ Gary Isbell has done many album covers and libretto layouts for over 15 years and is a graphics genius.I have known him nearly 50 years.Rogier has shot many album covers and libretto and poster photos.I have contacts for video and filmmaking,which are separate,but can get you killer rates for those if needed.There you have it.If you have 10% of a major label budget,(less in some cases if tracking is "live in the studio" with minimal/one day of overdubs)I can knock the pants off of most productions on a worldwide scale.These are friends without huge egos that will put your production at the top.I have references worldwide and can furnish contact information at any time.Just pick a continent(or multiple continents)and I can furnish references .You could be working with multi-platinum musicians,engineers and producers at the top of their game.Thank you!-JD