Echo Mountain Recording Studio
The Avett Brothers are a non-traditional bluegrass band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The band is made up of two brothers, Seth Avett and Scott Avett who play the guitar and banjo, respectively, and Bob Crawford, who plays the stand-up bass. They are often joined on tour by cellist Joe Kwon. Risen from the ashes of Seth and Scott's former rock band Nemo, The Avett Brothers combine old-time country, bluegrass, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by The Washington Post as "post civil-war modern rock", or by other reviewers as "grungegrass". Their live performances showcase their use of three-part harmony and southern rock feel, and are admired for being intense, energetic, and soulful.
• Avett Brothers @ MySpace
Simon & Schuster
We recently had the opportunity to work on something we've never done, an audiobook. It was just any audiobook, it was Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, the long awaited sequel to The Shining. The characters were brought to life by the amazing and talented actor Will Patton. Will was fantastic to work with and we hope he'll record more audiobooks with us in the future.
Amanda Anne Platt has been hailed as “one of the best songwriters coming out of WNC these days” by WNCW programming director Martin Anderson, and her voice has been described as “perfectly unadorned” and “recklessly beautiful”. Her song, “Little Bird,” won second place in the general category of the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting contest in 2011 as well as taking home the grand prize in the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest that same year. Dane Smith of Asheville NC’s Mountain Xpress writes “Her songs make you sad…in a good way!” In both her simple composition and honest delivery it’s easy to hear the influence of country legends such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, or Loretta Lynn, and with this Miss Platt credits growing up listening to her father’s extensive record collection every Saturday morning. Despite her love for classic country, she cites Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty as major influences and her songwriting carries a wit and an edge that plants her firmly in her generation.
The Lonesome Trio
Our friend and client Gary Pacsoza has once again brought us another great band to work with. Ed Helms, Ian Riggs, and Jacob Tilove, met i college in Ohio and were "drawn together by a mutual love of fine whiskey and bluegrass." Together they are The Lonesome Trio. We'll keep you posted on the release of the record.