It was an exciting fall in the studio… I’m back in Barrio East, recording Carl Broemel with Bo Koster, Richard Medek, and Jordan Caress.

I also co-wrote and produced a new song for John Oates in Blackbird D.

Wrapping up a great new album with Tim Warren. Started a wonderful new project with Lily Costner.

Here are a few links to video of projects from 2012:

I Know These Hills, Kevin Costner and Modern West

Rewind, Alternate Routes

Oh, Malley-Mae, Lily Costner with Modern West

Somebody’s Child, Tim Warren

Headed to New York this week to play the Bowery Ballroom with the Alternate Routes boys…great band. They’ll be out West and in the South this summer, check out their tour dates and get their new album.

Just finished producing and mixing the new Kevin Costner & Modern West album….comes out in Europe sometime this Sept.

I’ll be in Russia, Canada, Minneapolis and the Rocky Mountains with Kevin & MW this July, all cooler weather!

Here’s a photo shot by Buster Allen.

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Recently, activities have included…

  • Performing a showcase at Sunset Sessions with the Alternate Routes (also heard other great performances by Daniel Lanois’ new band, Iron and Wine, and K.D. Lang)
  • Carl Broemel’s song, “Carried Away,” was featured in the Fox drama Human Target.
  • I’ve been flying to California with a U67 and an 1176 to record vocals for Kevin Costner’s next release, as well tracking downstairs and next door at Blackbird Studios.
  • Sara Beck’s new album Technicolor is now out and available.
  • I upgraded to Pro Tools 9 and 9HD, loving it with the new Mac Pro
  • Also added a UAD2 Duo , these plugins are amazing!

Here’s a photo of Stella and I tracking at Blackbird A last week:

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I recently remixed the upcoming single, “Carry Me Home,” for the The Alternate Routes with Vance Powell, and started preproduction work for a new Kevin Costner album at my studio.

I also performed on The Rock Boat XI with The Alternate Routes in early January:

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Just added a vintage LA-2A and an API 525 to the studio!

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Here’s a short video about a Kevin Costner song I produced, recorded, and mixed at Barrio East and The Creative Workshop.

The Alternate Routes new album, Lately, has been released.

I’ll be appearing with them for a show at the Canal Room in New York City this November 3rd.

Carl Broemel’s record, All Birds Say, is all finished and set for release on ATO Aug 31. And there will actually be a record as in vinyl 12” LP. Tracked to tape and mixed to tape! Speaking of tape….

I’m in the middle of producing/recording a great band The Alternate Routes. I also produced and recorded some exciting sessions with Tim Warren (the lead singer of Alt Routes) with Richard Medek on drums and Dave Jaques on upright bass.

The latest Kevin Costner & Modern West CD, Turn It On was released this winter on Edel/Ear Music in Europe and was just released by EMI in Canada. (I produced, recorded and mixed it, as well as did some songwriting and played guitar.)

Also, I finished up recording and mixing Sara Beck’s new album. All these projects were mixed at my new favorite room Blackbird H., right behind our studio!