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17

Feb
2014

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Ellie Holcomb – “As Sure As The Sun” Out Today

On 17, Feb 2014 | In Ramblings | By admin

The fantastic Ellie Holcomb released her new record As Sure As The Sun today. Ellie has an amazing voice and writes incredibly beautiful and insightful lyrics.

It was a joy to be in the studio with Ellie and co-producers Ben Shive and Brown Bannister. I’m honored to have been a part of this one. Check it out on iTunes here.

04

Feb
2014

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Ingrid Michaelson’s “Girls Chase Boys” Single Out Today

On 04, Feb 2014 | In Ramblings | By admin

The single for Ingrid Michaelson’s upcoming record Lights Out, came out today. It’s called “Girls Chase Boys” and it’s awesome. I got to engineer that song as well as 3 others on the record. Congrats to Cason Cooley and Katie Herzig who co-produced the song.

Check out the single on iTunes or the video here:

Girls Chase Boys Official Video

27

Dec
2013

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End of Year

On 27, Dec 2013 | In Ramblings | By admin

2013 has been an amazing year. I got to work with incredibly talented people and on fantastic music from people like:

Ingrid Michaelson, Katie Herzig, Vienna Teng, Audrey Assad, Brandon Heath, Jill Andrews, Jason Gray, Jillian Edwards, Niko Moon, JJ Heller, Ruston Kelly, Michael W. Smith, Nathan Angelo, and a lot more.

Thanks to everyone who wanted to work with me in 2013. I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds.

25

Oct
2013

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Work

On 25, Oct 2013 | In Ramblings | By admin

Will Sayles and I just had producer Chris Stevens and legendary artist Michael W. Smith over at the Trophy Room tracking drums on a couple songs for Michael’s new record. Great songs, and Will killed it on drums.

Last week I was in the studio with producer Ben Shive and artist JJ Heller tracking a record of love songs and lullabies. Just acoustic guitar, keys and vocal. The songs were beautiful, and I think we got some really great, intimate sounds. JJ is a fantastic artist. Check this one out.

Coming up next for me is one more day with Katie Herzig to finish up drums on her record, a live shoot for L.R. Baggs with Jill Andrews and a few days of tracking with Ruston Kelly and producer Jamie Kenney.

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30

Sep
2013

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Ingrid Michaelson

On 30, Sep 2013 | In Ramblings | By admin

I don’t usually work on Sunday, but Ingrid Michaelson was over at The Trophy Room today tracking 3 songs for her upcoming record.

The songs we worked on are being produced by Cason Cooley and Katie Herzig. Ingrid’s drummer Elliot Jacobson and bass player Chris Kuffner played and killed it.

Great songs and really great people. I’m really happy I got to be a part of this.

Here’s a shot of Elliot in action.
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24

Sep
2013

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Release Day

On 24, Sep 2013 | In Ramblings | By admin

I had 3 records that I worked on get released today, and they’re all killer. Check ’em out:

Vienna Teng – Aims

Leagues – Spotlight EP

Phil Wickham – The Ascension 

To go a little more in depth: I did all of the basic tracking for Vienna’s record. It sounded great as things were going down, and it’s only gotten better. Love it when that happens. Cason Cooley (producer) and Vienna did such an amazing job.

I tracked both of the new songs on the Leagues EP, “Walking on Water” and “She Kissed Me”. I’m a huge fan of that band, and they’re my good friends. I’m honored that they asked me to work on those songs with them.

As for Phil’s record, I can’t take much credit on that one. Will and I tracked drums for a couple of songs in a whirlwind day with producer Pete Kipley. But I wish I could take credit, because the album is brilliant. Pete and Phil did an amazing job. I’ve been a fan of Phil’s since I first heard his voice, and it great to be able to contribute something to this one.

Enjoy.

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01

Sep
2013

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Jason Gray

On 01, Sep 2013 | In Ramblings | By admin

I just had artist Jason Gray over at the Trophy Room for 2 days tracking songs for his new record. Jason is an incredible singer, songwriter and artist. Jason’s Christmas record Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy was one of my favorite projects that I worked on last year. That record, as well as the songs I worked on for this new record, are produced by the always innovative Cason Cooley. My studio partner Will Sayles played drums and Tony Lucido played bass. I stopped by Cason’s studio a few days later and got to hear a taste of the guitar magic Tyler Burkum was putting on these songs. Jason’s an artist I really believe in, and it was inspiring music to work on. Hope you all enjoy.

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01

Sep
2013

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Jill Andrews – Seth Avett Duet

On 01, Sep 2013 | In Ramblings | By admin

I had an incredible day on Thursday at my studio The Trophy Room, when I got to record a duet between the fantastic Jill Andrews and Seth Avett (of the Avett Brothers). We captured the whole thing live with Jill and Seth facing each other, both singing and playing acoustic. With that kind of talent on the floor, you don’t need anything else. It’s a single take of a beautiful song, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. The song is slated to be the last track on Jill’s upcoming record.

As a bonus we were lucky enough to have Mike Luckett of L.R. Baggs Handcrafted Videos on hand to capture the entire thing live as it happened. Check back for pictures and video soon!

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13

Aug
2013

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Audrey Assad – Fortunate Fall

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Audrey Assad’s new record Fortunate Fall is out today. I spent 10 days with Audrey making the record at The Smoakstack here in Nashville. We had a great time making the record. Played lots of H-O-R-S-E, ate very well, drank some whiskey.

This record is a bit of a departure from Audrey’s previous records, but I think it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s the record she wanted to make, and it’s a concept fully realized throughout, which is pretty rare.

Evan Hutchings played drums, Nathan Thomas played bass, Jordan Hamlin played guitar and clarinet, Eleonore Denig played violin and Cara Slaybaugh played cello. Audrey played everything else. The record was mixed brilliantly by Sean Moffitt.

Check it out on iTunes: here

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18

Jul
2013

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Matthew Perryman Jones L.R. Baggs Videos

On 18, Jul 2013 | No Comments | In Ramblings | By admin

I recently had the pleasure of recording and mixing a couple of live acoustic and vocal performances for L.R. Baggs Handcrafted Video series. Lloyd Baggs and his crew are amazing. They make hands down the BEST acoustic guitar pickups and accessories in the world, and they’re truly fantastic people who are passionate about music and what they do. I recorded 2 different artists for this series, brilliant singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones and throwback country artist Sturgill Simpson. All of the recordings feature only a vocal mic and an L.R. Baggs pickup. No mic whatsoever on the acoustic. Pretty cool.

Matthew’s video series is up now at L.R. Baggs website: Here

And be on the lookout for Sturgill’s series coming soon.

MPJ LR BAGGS

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