The Lone Pilgrims

The Lone Pilgrims were in to record recently, and here is their fine version of The House of The Rising Sun, a folk song prominently recorded in 1964 by The Animals. It was a #1 hit for them. May we hope as well for The Lone Pilgrims!

The Lone Pilgrims are Deborah Riley, Rick Walton, Jan Johansson, Denise Hering, and featuring special guests Mark Roshelli (guitar), and Tab Kearns (Slide Guitar).

The Pilgrims can be seen on May 19, 2017 at Lorraine’s in Garner, NC.

Denise Hering listens as Jan Johannson puts some mustard on a track.

Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus
pinterest

Keith Washo and Friends

Keith Washo and Friends

Keith Washo brought a group of friends into the Camp Adventure Studio to record a new original song,  Alive, with lead vocalist Kerry Long and featuring Troy Klontz on Pedal Steel Guitar.
Troy is the longtime Pedal Steel player for Brooks and Dunn.  

Keith began playing piano at an early age on the family’s upright piano in New York. He started composing music as a child writing instrumental and ballads. His music ability grew through performing in bands plus working with other musicians and vocalists during his music studies at the University of New York at Oswego. He then went on to study music and compose further in graduate school at the University of Miami obtaining his Master’s degree in Music Business & Entertainment Industries. Washo composes warm melodies with heartfelt lyrics and vocals that deliver faith inspired music to enlighten, inspire, and touch the hearts of listeners. He works with vocalists  and other musicians performing at various venues.

Fuzzy Studio Photo

 


 

 

 

 

Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus
pinterest

Kathi Hinton Nixon

Kathi Hinton Nixon – Can’t You Hear Me Calling

Kathi Hinton Nixon, a fine Johnston County NC singer, recorded this Bill Monroe classic in the Camp Adventure studio recently.  Her special guest was none other than Ebo Walker, one of the original members of The New Grass Revival.  She is is ably assisted by Mark Roshelli (Guitar), Tab Kearns (Dobro), Barrett Panton (Mandolin and Vocals), and  Jan Johansson (Fiddle and baritone VOCALS!!).  Kathi has an understanding of the art of Bluegrass Music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t You Hear Me Calling

The days are long, the nights are lonely
Since you left me all alone
I loved you so, my little darlin’
I’ve worried so since you’ve been gone

Sweetheart of mine, can’t you hear me callin’?
A million times, I’ve loved you best
I mistreated you, darlin’, I’m sorry
Come back to me is my request

I remember now, the night we parted
A big mistake had caused it all
If you’ll return, sunshine will follow
To stay away would be my fall

Sweetheart of mine, can’t you hear me callin’?
A million times, I’ve loved you best
I mistreated you, darlin’, I’m sorry
Come back to me is my request

The days are dark, my little darlin’
Oh, how I need your sweet embrace
When I awoke the sun was shinin’
When I looked up, I saw your face

Sweetheart of mine, can’t you hear me callin’?
A million times, I’ve loved you best
I mistreated you, darlin’, I’m sorry
Come back to me is my request

 

Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus
pinterest

Reel du St Antoine

We recently had Steve Luteman and Maria Hernandez back in the studio.  Here is their version of a great Canadian fiddle special called the Reel de San Antoine. There is a town in New Brunswick, Canada called Saint Antoine where this tune apparently originated.  In that part of the country fiddling is a popular pastime and I guess great tunes like this are the result.  (Steve Luteman on Guitar, Maria Hernandez on Fiddles, Hugh Moore on Mandolins).


Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus
pinterest

High Clouds in the Camp Adventure Studio

We recently recorded a couple of tunes for the Durham NC based duo, High Clouds.   High Clouds is Steve Luteman (Guitar) and Maria Hernandez (Fiddle).

On the sample tune you can hear a medley of two Irish compositions, Humours of Trim and Lady Anne Montgomery.  It’s great stuff and these guys know the tradition.

Irish fiddle music is heard the world over nowadays. In Ireland it could probably be heard at a traditional pub session, and thus would likely be accompanied by a large serving
of Murphy’s Irish Stout or Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale, so feel free to go pour one of those before you listen. Enjoy!

 

Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus
pinterest

Do CDs make sense in 2017?

Physical Product in 2017?  Yes, or no?

Many artists are wondering whether it makes sense to spend the money to manufacture a CD these days.  Of course it seems like the norm, after all, we all have closets full of CDs, even if we have transferred them all to hard drives or uploaded them to the cloud, but we bought those in years past and downloading and streaming is how most people acquire music these days.  In some genres the CD is still an important tool to make money on the road. Think of the “record table” at almost any bluegrass festival.

We would recommend CDs if you’re playing a lot of festivals or shows or going on some kind of tour – CDs are still a great impulse buy at the merchandise table. After all,  some people like a “souvenir” when they attend a show.  Also if you are a local band and you have a pretty good presence in the local market and you have or are willing to develop a good relationship with a local CD/book/record store, they may be able to move enough product to make it pay off for you.  You can estimate the cost of manufacturing a CD to be about $2.00 a piece for 500 copies or more.  This doesn’t include the recording costs of course – this is simply for artwork and the physical packaging for the release.

Don’t bother with CD manufacturing if you rarely play live and the majority of your focus is online/digital sales.  If you have a choice between professional mastering and making CDs, it probably makes sense to master your CD. It will make a difference in the sound.

Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus
pinterest

1 2