I was very fortunate
to go into a job right out of college that gave me some tremendous experience
with great musicians and techniques in a recording studio environment.
Mark V Studios in Greenville, S.C. was often referred to as “Little
Nashville” or “The Other Nashville” by many of the major
label producers on Nashville’s record row. Mark V rates were much
more competitive, but the sounds were very impressive and likened to many
of the top studios in Nashville at the time.
Today you don’t have to go to Nashville or Greenville or anywhere
except your computer for high quality recording. If you don’t have
access to recording quality steel guitar players in your area, the internet
makes this problem a thing of the past. With today's technology, it is
commonplace for musicians all over the world to contribute their talents
to recording projects without ever meeting face to face. By using commonplace
recording formats, we can deliver tracks that will import into your project
seamlessly and will add that special sound your songs are missing.
The songs you hear on the radio today are most likely generated by keyboardists
emulating the sounds of a bass guitar, drums, strings, horns, and more.
If you have ever attempted to simulate a steel guitar using synthesizers
and samplers you know this is an unattainable task. Because it is one
of the most expressive musical instruments ever created, the steel guitar
is difficult - if not impossible - to successfully emulate its sounds
in this manner.
My experience and exposure to a multitude of music types is considered
unique within the steel guitar community. The steel guitar is not just
for country music. I have played dobro, lapsteel, slide guitar, and pedal
steel guitar on pop tunes, jazz, reggae, zydeco, blues, Motown, light
rock, metal, bluegrass, hip-hop, alternative country, traditional country
and more. The instrument doesn’t know - or even care - what type
of music it’s performing. The only limitation for the music is the
player sitting behind the guitar. I invite you to call or send me an email.
I look forward to discussing your ideas and giving you an idea of what
the steel guitar can do for your music.